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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
Chapter 288
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F.S. 288.1166
288.1166 Professional sports facility; designation as shelter site for the homeless; establishment of local programs.
(1) A professional sports facility constructed with financial assistance from the state shall be designated as a shelter site for the homeless during the period of a declared federal, state, or local emergency in accordance with the criteria of locally existing homeless shelter programs unless:
(a) The facility is otherwise contractually obligated for a specific event or activity;
(b) The facility is designated or used by the county owning the facility as a staging area; or
(c) The county owning the facility also owns or operates homeless assistance centers and the county determines there exists sufficient capacity to meet the sheltering needs of homeless persons within the county.
(2) If a local program does not exist in the facility‚Äôs area, such program shall be established in accordance with normally accepted criteria as defined by the county or its designee.
History.s. 8, ch. 88-226; s. 6, ch. 2014-167.