The Task Force was created by Article III, section 19(i) of the Florida Constitution to develop recommendations for improving governmental operations and reducing costs. First established in 2007, the Task Force meets each fourth year and submits its recommendations to the chairperson and vice chairperson of the Legislative Budget Commission, the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. As enacted in Section 11.9005 of the Florida Statutes, the Task Force is composed of 15 members of the Legislature and representatives from the private and public sectors appointed by the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The 2011-2012 Task Force concluded its term June 16, 2012.
Task Force Rules (PDF)
Abraham Uccello, Chair
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Vice–Chair
The Government Efficiency Task Force Final Report includes recommendations to increase government efficiency and achieve more than $3 billion in savings over 4 years.
|Topic||Summary||Task Force Passed||Legislation|
|Business Regulation and Licensing||Implement provisional business permits for select industries, business permit dashboard, and one–stop business portal to streamline and reduce redundancies in business regulation and licensing. $3.44 million in savings per each week reduced in unemployment benefits||11/02/2011|
|Expressway and Bridge Authority Consolidation||Consolidate Mid–Bay Bridge Authority into Florida Turnpike Enterprise. Consolidate administrative functions and toll collections of select regional authorities. $24.3 million in annual savings||11/16/2011||SB 1866 – Died on Second Reading Calendar|
|Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act||Implement Best Value and Modified Best Value options for design procurement.||11/16/2011|
|Early Learning Time and Attendance||Implement electronic form of time and attendance submission for Voluntary PreKindergarten and School Readiness programs. $40–60 million in annual savings.||12/07/2011||Not Applicable|
|Enterprise Information Technology||Redefine and strengthen governance of state enterprise information technology.||12/16/2011|