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Florida Government Efficiency Task Force

Florida Government Efficiency Task Force

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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.

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Abraham Uccello, Chair
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Vice–Chair

  • Appointed by Governor Rick Scott
    • Ann W. Duncan
    • Belinda M. Keiser
    • Frances P. Rice
    • Eric E. Silagy
    • Abraham Uccello
  • Appointed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos
    • Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto
    • Senator Mike Bennett
    • Michael Heekin
    • Pat Neal, Senator 1978-1986
    • Robert W. Stork
  • Appointed by House Speaker Dean Cannon
    • Commissioner Frank Attkisson
    • Larry Cretul, Florida House Speaker 2009-2010
    • Julie Fess
    • Bob Rohrlack


The Government Efficiency Task Force Final Report includes recommendations to increase government efficiency and achieve more than $3 billion in savings over 4 years.

2012 Legislation Related to Task Force Fall 2011 Recommendations

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
  • HB 5501 (SB 1976) – Senate and House passed as amended by Conference Committee Report
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
  • HB 155 – Died in Government Operations
  • SB 246 – Unfavorable by Regulated Industries
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
  • HB 5509 (SB 1984) - Senate and House passed as amended by Conference Committee Report
  • HB 5011 - Senate and House passed as amended by Conference Committee Report
  • SB 1498 - Died in Banking and Insurance
  • HB 1215 - Died in Government Operations