Juvenile Justice Reform: Current Legislation

HB 0005 Relating to Open Parties Pilon
Open Parties: Revises definitions to apply restrictions formerly applicable to open house parties to all open parties & not solely those parties occurring in residence; prohibits person from granting permission for open party to take place. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
2/5/2013 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
2/6/2013 HOUSE Committee Substitute (C2) Text Filed
2/12/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
HB 0011 Relating to Resident Status for Tuition Purposes Fullwood
Resident Status for Tuition Purposes: Prohibits dependent child who is U.S. citizen from being denied classification as resident for tuition purposes based solely upon citizenship status of parent; requires adoption of rules & regulations. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
12/4/2012 HOUSE Filed
1/11/2013 HOUSE Referred to Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
1/11/2013 HOUSE Now in Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee
HB 0013 Relating to Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Holder
Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving: Creates “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law”; prohibits operation of motor vehicle while using wireless communications device for certain purposes. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
4/3/2013 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Economic Affairs Committee; 16 Yeas, 1 Nay
4/3/2013 HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed
4/4/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
HB 0017 Relating to Resident Status for Tuition Purposes Trujillo
Resident Status for Tuition Purposes: Classifies certain dependent children as residents for tuition purposes. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
12/5/2012 HOUSE Filed
1/11/2013 HOUSE Referred to Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
1/11/2013 HOUSE Now in Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee
HB 0029 Relating to Resident Status for Tuition Purposes Artiles
Resident Status for Tuition Purposes: Classifies certain U.S. citizens as residents for tuition purposes. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
12/10/2012 HOUSE Filed
1/11/2013 HOUSE Referred to Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
1/11/2013 HOUSE Now in Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee
SB 0052 Relating to Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Detert
Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Creating the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law”; prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device for certain purposes; defining the term “wireless communications device”; specifying information that is admissible as evidence of a violation; providing for enforcement as a secondary action; providing for points to be assessed against a driver license for the unlawful use of a wireless communications device within a school safety zone or resulting in a crash, etc. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
4/11/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order for 04/16/13
4/16/2013 SENATE Read Second Time; Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 0 Nays); Immediately Certified
4/16/2013 HOUSE In Messages
HB 0061 Relating to Traffic Safety Slosberg
Traffic Safety: Creates Minor Traffic Safety Act; prohibits use of electronic communications devices by drivers younger than 18 years of age; provides for voluntary contributions to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety on driver license applications. Effective Date: January 1, 2014
12/21/2012 HOUSE Filed
1/11/2013 HOUSE Referred to Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee; Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee
1/11/2013 HOUSE Now in Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee
SB 0074 Relating to Use of Hand-held Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Sachs
Use of Hand-held Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Creating the “Florida Ban on Communicating While Driving Law”; defining the term “hand-held wireless communications device”; prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while using a hand-held wireless communications device for certain purposes; providing for points to be assessed against a driver license for the unlawful use of a hand-held wireless communications device within a school safety zone or unlawful use resulting in a crash, etc. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
11/27/2012 SENATE Filed
12/5/2012 SENATE Referred to Transportation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Judiciary
HB 0123 Relating to Use of Deadly Force Stafford
Use of Deadly Force: Requires overt act to support belief that use of deadly force for specified purposes is necessary; defines “unlawful activity” for specified purposes; provides that immunity from civil & criminal liability for certain uses of deadly force does not apply to injuries to children & bystanders not affiliated with overt act. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/9/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/23/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/23/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 0131 Relating to Juvenile Expunction Pritchett
Juvenile Expunction: Allows minors who have certain felony arrests to have FDLE expunge their nonjudicial arrest records upon successful completion of prearrest or postarrest diversion program; extends application submission period for minors who have successfully completed prearrest or postarrest diversion program; extends application submission date for minors who completed program before certain date. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/10/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/23/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/23/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
SB 0152 Relating to Motor Vehicles Altman
Motor Vehicles; Citing this act as the “Minor Traffic Safety Act”; prohibiting a person younger than 18 years of age from operating a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device or telephone; requiring that the course content of driver improvement schools include awareness training about using certain electronic devices while driving; providing for a voluntary check-off on motor vehicle registration forms to make a contribution to the Auto Club South Traffic Safety Foundation; requiring traffic law and substance abuse education program content to include awareness of using certain electronic devices while driving; restricting the number of passengers under the age of 18 permitted in a vehicle operated by a person under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a driver at least 21 years of age, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
12/27/2012 SENATE Filed
1/11/2013 SENATE Referred to Transportation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Rules
SB 0180 Relating to Resident Status for Tuition Purposes Flores
Resident Status for Tuition Purposes; Classifying certain dependent children as residents for tuition purposes; requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules and the Board of Governors of the State University System to adopt regulations, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law.
1/7/2013 SENATE Filed
1/11/2013 SENATE Referred to Education; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
HB 0193 Relating to Sentences of Inmates Fresen
Sentences of Inmates: Revises quantity of controlled substance which person must knowingly sell, purchase, manufacture, deliver, or bring into this state in order to be subject to automatic imposition of mandatory minimum term of imprisonment; provides method for determining weight of controlled substance in mixture that is prescription drug; revises legislative intent. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/23/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/23/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
2/25/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Criminal Justice Impact Conference, 02/27/13, 10:00 am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
SB 0268 Relating to Resident Status for Tuition Purposes Abruzzo
Resident Status for Tuition Purposes; Prohibiting a dependent child who is a United States citizen from being denied classification as a resident for tuition purposes based solely upon the citizenship status of his or her parent; requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules and the Board of Governors of the State University System to adopt regulations, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law.
1/14/2013 SENATE Filed
1/17/2013 SENATE Referred to Education; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
SB 0280 Relating to Criminal Prosecution of Juveniles Smith (C)
Criminal Prosecution of Juveniles; Providing additional circumstances for the discretionary direct filing of charges against certain juveniles; providing criteria for determining when a case against a juvenile should be recommended to the court to be transferred for criminal prosecution; providing criteria for consideration of a child’s request to an adult court to return a criminal case to the juvenile justice system, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/14/2013 SENATE Filed
1/17/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
2/25/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Criminal Justice Impact Conference, 02/27/13, 10:00 am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
SB 0288 Relating to Costs of Prosecution, Investigation, and Representation Bradley
Costs of Prosecution, Investigation, and Representation; Providing for the withholding of unpaid costs of prosecution and representation from the return of a cash bond posted on behalf of a criminal defendant; requiring a notice on bond forms of such possible withholding; providing for assessment of costs of prosecution against a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent or has adjudication of delinquency withheld; providing that a child adjudicated delinquent may perform community service in lieu of certain costs and fees, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/23/2013 SENATE Favorable by Appropriations; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for April 29, 2013
SB 0294 Relating to Controlled Substances Bradley
Controlled Substances; Adding to the list of Schedule I controlled substances certain specified materials, compounds, mixtures, or preparations that contain hallucinogenic substances, or any of their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, if the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation; providing reduced penalties for possession of 3 grams or less of specified controlled substances; providing criminal penalties for a person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, a specified quantity of specified controlled substances, etc. Effective Date: April 24, 2013
4/18/2013 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
4/22/2013 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 04/29/13)
4/24/2013 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2013-029
HB 0311 Relating to Costs of Prosecution, Investigation, and Representation Ray
Costs of Prosecution, Investigation, and Representation: Provides for withholding of unpaid costs of prosecution & representation from return of cash bond posted on behalf of criminal defendant; requires notice on bond forms of such possible withholding; clarifies types of cases that are subject to collection & dispensing of cost payments by clerk of court; provides for assessment of costs of prosecution against juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent or has adjudication of delinquency withheld; provides that child adjudicated delinquent may perform community service in lieu of certain costs & fees. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/12/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 116 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/18/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/18/2013 SENATE Received; Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
HB 0317 Relating to Mental Health Treatment Schwartz
Mental Health Treatment: Authorizes forensic & civil facilities to order continuation of psychotherapeutics for individuals receiving such medications in jail before admission; provides timeframes within which competency hearings must be held; revises time for dismissal of certain charges for defendants that remain incompetent to proceed to trial; provides exceptions; standardizes protocols, procedures, diagnostic criteria, & information & findings that must be included in expert’s competency evaluation report. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/16/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/26/2013 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/29/13
4/29/2013 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 1420; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 1420
HB 0353 Relating to Juvenile Justice Harrell
Juvenile Justice: Provides criminal penalties for specified employees who inflict cruel or inhuman treatment upon juvenile offenders; provides enhanced penalties for such treatment that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; specifies that such conduct constitutes sufficient cause for employee’s dismissal & prohibits such employee from future employment with juvenile justice system; provides incident reporting requirements; prohibits employee who witnesses such an incident from knowingly or willfully failing to report; prohibits false reporting, preventing another from reporting, or coercing another to alter testimony or reports; defines “juvenile offender” for purposes of prohibiting sexual misconduct with juvenile offenders. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
4/12/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 115 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/18/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/18/2013 SENATE Received; Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
SB 0362 Relating to Use of Deadly Force Bullard
Use of Deadly Force; Requiring an overt act to support a belief that the use of deadly force for specified purposes is necessary; defining the term “unlawful activity” for specified purposes; providing that immunity from civil and criminal liability for certain uses of deadly force does not apply to injuries to children and bystanders who are not affiliated with the overt act, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/17/2013 SENATE Filed
1/24/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
HB 0393 Relating to Recording of Custodial Interrogations McGhee
Recording of Custodial Interrogations: Requires statements made during custodial interrogation relating to crime to be electronically recorded; provides requirements for such recordings; provides that statements made during custodial interrogation that are not electronically recorded are presumed to be inadmissible; provides that presumption of inadmissibility may be overcome in certain circumstances; provides exceptions to presumption of inadmissibility for certain statements; requires FDLE to monitor compliance with recording requirements & to develop forms to monitor compliance; requires trial judges & prosecutors to submit forms in certain circumstances; provides requirements for handling & preservation of electronic recordings. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
1/22/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 0407 Relating to Criminal Gang Prevention Ingram
Criminal Gang Prevention: Provides enhanced criminal penalties for certain trespassing offenses in school safety zones by person convicted of certain gang-related offenses; provides enhanced criminal penalties for person who intentionally causes, encourages, solicits, or recruits another person under specified age to become criminal gang member in certain circumstances; authorizes county & municipal detention facilities to designate individual responsible for assessing whether each inmate is criminal gang member or associate; provides duties of such individuals; assigns offense severity rankings for specified violations; revises criteria for application of sentencing multiplier for offenses related to criminal gangs; limits application of multiplier if application would result in lowest permissible sentence exceeding statutory maximum sentence. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
4/12/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
4/25/2013 SENATE Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 0788; Read Second Time
4/26/2013 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)
HB 0441 Relating to Juvenile Justice Education Programs Adkins
Juvenile Justice Education Programs: Revises revising provisions to be included in multiagency education plan for students in juvenile justice education programs; revises requirements effective education programs for youth in DJJ programs; revises contract & cooperative agreement requirements for delivery of appropriate education services to youth in DJJ programs; revises requirements for activities to be coordinated by coordinators for juvenile justice education programs; requires that educational program shall be based on each youth’s reentry plan & assessed needs; provides requirements for prevention & day-treatment juvenile justice education programs; requires progress monitoring plans for all non-exceptional student students; requires that DOE, in partnership with DJJ, ensure that school districts & juvenile justice education providers develop educational transition plans; requires DOE to establish student performance measures & program performance ratings; requires comprehensive accountability & school improvement process; provides requirements for such process. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/17/2013 HOUSE Read Second Time; Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 115 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/18/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/18/2013 SENATE Received; Referred to Criminal Justice; Education; Rules
HB 0501 Relating to Possession or Discharge of Firearm or Destructive Device During Commission of Specified Offenses Jones (M)
Possession or Discharge of Firearm or Destructive Device During Commission of Specified Offenses: Provides that sentencing court may elect not to impose minimum term of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain offenses during which person actually possessed or discharged firearm or destructive device if court finds that certain specified criteria are met; requires court to make specific findings. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/22/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
SB 0506 Relating to Administration of County and Municipal Delinquency Programs and Facilities Joyner
Administration of County and Municipal Delinquency Programs and Facilities; Removing the criteria for determining whether a county was in compliance with specified policies and procedures relating to administering county and municipal juvenile programs and facilities, etc.Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/29/2013 SENATE Filed
2/6/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Rules
SB 0542 Relating to Public Records/Victim of Human Trafficking Braynon
Public Records/Victim of Human Trafficking; Creating an exemption from public records requirements for certain criminal intelligence information and criminal investigative information that might reveal the identity of a person who is a victim of human trafficking or a photograph, videotape, or image of any part of the body of the victim of human trafficking; prohibiting a public employee or officer who has access to identifying information of a person who is alleged to be the victim of human trafficking from willfully and knowingly disclosing the information to a person who is not assisting in the investigation or prosecution of the alleged offense, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/11/2013 SENATE Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/12/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute (C1) Text Filed
3/13/2013 SENATE Now in Judiciary
HB 0543 Relating to Prosecution of Juveniles Powell
Prosecution of Juveniles: Revises age-based criteria & offenses for which discretionary direct file of an information against child may be made in adult court; prohibits filing of information on child otherwise eligible if it is child’s first offense unless there are compelling reasons; requires such reasons to be stated in writing; provides criteria for a state attorney use to determine whether to file an information; requires state attorney to file written explanation when information is filed; provides criteria for consideration of child’s request to adult court to return criminal case to juvenile justice system. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/25/2013 HOUSE Filed
2/6/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
2/6/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
SB 0552 Relating to Human Trafficking Braynon
Human Trafficking; Authorizing the court to order that the testimony of a child younger than 18 years of age who is a victim or witness be taken outside the courtroom and shown by means of closed circuit television; authorizing the state to use a pseudonym instead of the victim’s name to designate the victim of human trafficking, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/27/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 04/01/13, 3:15 pm, 37 S
4/1/2013 SENATE Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/2/2013 SENATE Now in Criminal Justice
HB 0585 Relating to Law Enforcement Hood
Law Enforcement: Revises provisions for criminal history record checks for certain county & municipal employees & appointees; revises duties concerning missing person reporting; specifies additional items to be reported by persons required to register as sexual offenders; limits number of lead-acid batteries that secondary metals recycler may purchase in certain transactions; redesignates statewide automated fingerprint identification system as statewide automated biometric identification system; requires collecting additional information from persons charged with or convicted of specified offenses; increases period in which minor may seek expunction of nonjudicial arrest record following diversion; revises language concerning prior criminal history sealings or expunctions that would preclude sealing or expunction; provides for accreditation of correctional facilities, public agency offices of inspectors general & pretrial diversion programs; revises date of report detailing transportation & protective services provided by FDLE; deletes obsolete provisions; revises terminology. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/12/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Appropriations
4/25/2013 SENATE Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Appropriations; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 1434; Read Second Time
4/26/2013 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 0 Nays)
HB 0603 Relating to Juvenile Civil Citations Clarke-Reed
Juvenile Civil Citations: Requires that law enforcement officer, upon making contact with juvenile who admits having committed misdemeanor, issue civil citation in certain circumstances. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/5/2013 HOUSE Filed
2/12/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
2/12/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 0617 Relating to Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Boards and Juvenile Justice County Councils Pilon
Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Boards and Juvenile Justice County Councils: Redesignates juvenile justice circuit boards as juvenile justice circuit advisory boards; requires each board to have county organization representing each county in the circuit; provides exception for single-county circuits; deletes provisions providing for juvenile justice county councils; revises provisions relating to duties & responsibilities of boards; requires submission of circuit plans by specified dates; revises membership of boards; provides for appointment of members; provides for terms of embers; provides for quorums & for passage of measures or positions; revises provisions relating to bylaws; conforms provisions. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 0676; Read Second Time
4/26/2013 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
4/29/2013 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
HB 0619 Relating to Controlled Substances Ingram
Controlled Substances: Adds to list of Schedule I controlled substances certain specified materials, compounds, mixtures, or preparations that contain hallucinogenic substances, or any of their salts, isomers, & salts of isomers, if existence of such salts, isomers, & salts of isomers is possible within specific chemical designation; revises provisions relating to rulemaking; provides reduced penalties for possession of 3 grams or less of specified controlled substances; provides criminal penalties for person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, specified quantity of specified controlled substances. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
3/25/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/15/2013 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/17/13
4/17/2013 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0294; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0294
SB 0660 Relating to Juvenile Civil Citations Gibson
Juvenile Civil Citations; Requiring that a law enforcement officer, upon making contact with a juvenile who admits having committed a misdemeanor, issue a civil citation in certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/7/2013 SENATE Filed
2/13/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
SB 0672 Relating to Juvenile Justice Evers
Juvenile Justice; Deleting a requirement that the Department of Corrections and counties develop programs under which a judge may order juveniles who have committed delinquent acts to tour correctional facilities; repealing provisions relating to the creation, duties, and qualifications of the youth custody officer position within the Department of Juvenile Justice; providing for the imposition of criminal penalties against specified employees who inflict cruel or inhuman treatment upon juvenile offenders, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/12/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 04/17/13, 9:30 am, 37 S
4/17/2013 SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; 11 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/17/2013 SENATE Now in Appropriations
SB 0676 Relating to Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Boards and Juvenile Justice County Councils Evers
Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Boards and Juvenile Justice County Councils; Redesignating juvenile justice circuit boards as juvenile justice circuit advisory boards; requiring each board to have a county organization representing each county in the circuit; requiring submission of circuit plans by specified dates; revising membership of boards; providing for quorums and for passage of measures or positions, etc. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
4/22/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/22/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for April 25, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0617; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0617
SB 0678 Relating to Juvenile Justice Evers
Juvenile Justice; Providing for the imposition of criminal penalties against specified employees who inflict cruel or inhuman treatment upon juvenile offenders; prohibiting such employee from future employment with the juvenile justice system; prohibiting an employee who witnesses such an incident from knowingly or willfully failing to report; prohibiting false reporting, preventing another from reporting, or coercing another to alter testimony or reports; providing penalties, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law.
3/11/2013 SENATE Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/12/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
3/14/2013 SENATE Now in Judiciary
HB 0785 Relating to Restitution for Juvenile Offenses Eagle
Restitution for Juvenile Offenses: Requires child’s parent or guardian, in addition to child, to make restitution for damage or loss caused by child’s offense; provides for payment plans in certain circumstances; authorizes parent or guardian to be absolved of liability for restitution in certain circumstances; provides exceptions; specifies that DCF is not guardian for purposes of restitution; removes duplicative provisions authorizing court to require parent or guardian to be responsible for any restitution ordered against child. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/25/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 85 Yeas / 31 Nays)
4/25/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/25/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary
SB 0788 Relating to Criminal Gang Prevention Abruzzo
Criminal Gang Prevention; Providing enhanced criminal penalties for certain trespassing offenses in school safety zones by a person convicted of certain gang-related offenses and for a person who intentionally causes, encourages, solicits, or recruits another person under a specified age to become a criminal gang member in certain circumstances; revising the criteria for application of the sentencing multiplier for offenses related to criminal gangs, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/22/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/22/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for April 25, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0407; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0407
SB 0812 Relating to Youth In Solitary Confinement Gibson
Youth in Solitary Confinement; Citing this act as the “Youth in Solitary Confinement Reduction Act”; prohibiting the Department of Corrections or a local government body from subjecting a youth to solitary confinement except under certain circumstances; prohibiting a youth prisoner from being subjected to emergency cell confinement for more than 24 hours; providing for an individualized suicide crisis intervention plan, if applicable; prohibiting a youth prisoner from being subjected to disciplinary cell confinement for more than 72 hours, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/18/2013 SENATE Temporarily Postponed by Criminal Justice
3/27/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Criminal Justice, 04/01/13, 12:15 pm, 37 S
4/1/2013 SENATE Not Considered by Criminal Justice
SB 0874 Relating to Open Parties Galvano
Open Parties; Prohibiting a person from allowing a party to take place if a minor is in possession of or consuming alcohol or drugs; revising an exemption; providing criminal penalties, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/24/2013 SENATE Read Second Time
4/25/2013 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 1 Nays)
4/26/2013 HOUSE In Messages
SB 0882 Relating to Administering County and Municipal Delinquency Programs and Facilities Gibson
Administering County and Municipal Delinquency Programs and Facilities; Deleting language that required the Department of Juvenile Justice to charge, and the county or municipal government to pay, a monitoring fee to cover a portion of the direct operating costs of the juvenile detention facility; establishing criteria to demonstrate that the county or municipality is in compliance with standards for operating juvenile delinquency programs and detention facilities; deleting a provision providing that a sheriff who complies with the subsection is not subject to any additional training, procedures, or inspections, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/10/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Criminal Justice, 04/15/13, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
4/15/2013 SENATE Favorable by Criminal Justice; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/16/2013 SENATE Now in Community Affairs
HB 0947 Relating to Administering County and Municipal Delinquency Programs and Facilities Thurston
Administering County and Municipal Delinquency Programs and Facilities: Deletes language that required DJJ to charge, & county or municipal government to pay, monitoring fee to cover portion of direct operating costs of juvenile detention facility; establishes criteria to demonstrate that county or municipality is in compliance with standards for operating juvenile delinquency programs & detention facilities; deletes provision providing that sheriff who complies with subsection is not subject to any additional training, procedures, or inspections. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/21/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/4/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
3/4/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 0959 Relating to Youth In Solitary Confinement Rangel
Youth In Solitary Confinement: Creates “Youth in Solitary Confinement Reduction Act; prohibits DOC or local government body from subjecting youth to solitary confinement; provides exceptions; provides restrictions on placing youth prisoners in emergency cell confinement; requires that mental health clinician evaluate face-to-face within specified time youth prisoner who is subjected to emergency cell confinement; requires visual checks at specified intervals; provides for individualized suicide crisis intervention plan, if applicable; provides for protection of youth prisoners in disciplinary cell confinement; provides reduced isolation for youth prisoners in protective custody; requires DOC & counties to review policies relating to youth prisoners; requires report; requires sheriffs to adopt standards. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/21/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/4/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
3/4/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 0963 Relating to Juvenile Sentencing Clelland
Juvenile Sentencing: Provides Sentencing Alternatives For Offenses Committed By Minors Who Would Otherwise Only Be Punishable By Life In Prison; Authorizes life sentences if specified factors are considered; provides that certain offenses committed after specified date punishable by term of years not exceeding life imprisonment by offender who was younger than 18 years of age at time of offense are punishable by terms of imprisonment not exceeding specified numbers of years; provides for review after specified number of years of sentence of juvenile sentenced to life; provides for eligibility screening; provides for hearing; provides factors for consideration; provides for modification of sentence; provides for future review hearings for juveniles who are not resentenced. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/21/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/4/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
3/4/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
SB 0988 Relating to Possession/Discharge of Firearm/Destructive Device/During Commission of Specified Offenses Joyner
Possession/Discharge of Firearm/Destructive Device/During Commission of Specified Offenses; Providing that a sentencing court may elect not to impose the minimum term of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain offenses during which the person actually possessed or discharged a firearm or destructive device if the court finds that certain specified criteria are met; requiring a sentencing court that elects not to impose the mandatory minimum sentence for the relevant offense to make specific findings to support its decision to impose a lesser term, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/19/2013 SENATE Filed
2/22/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
SB 0998 Relating to Juvenile Offenders Soto
Juvenile Offenders; Citing this act as the “Juvenile Sentencing Review Act”; providing that a juvenile offender who was younger than 18 years of age at the time of the commission of a nonhomicide or homicide offense and who is sentenced to life imprisonment is eligible for resentencing if the offender has been incarcerated for a minimum period; requiring that the Department of Corrections conduct a screening to determine whether a juvenile offender is eligible for a resentencing hearing; requiring a minimum term of probation for a juvenile offender resentenced by the court, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/19/2013 SENATE Filed
2/22/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
HB 1039 Relating to School Zero-Tolerance Policies Jones (M)
School Zero-Tolerance Policies: Requires that school zero tolerance policies only require reporting of acts that poses serious threat to school safety to law enforcement & to otherwise handle acts within their own disciple systems; provides requirements for referrals of juveniles to criminal or juvenile justice systems for petty acts of misconduct or misdemeanors; requires school districts to assign expelled students to disciplinary program during period of expulsion; revises requirements for agreements between school districts & law enforcement agencies; requires that certain polices be provided to DOE annually; provides for model policy; making distribution of certain funds contingent on compliance with specified procedures; requires an annual report by commissioner of Education; requires approval of certain policies in order to receive certain funds; provides that certain funds may be used for specified activities. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/26/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/4/2013 HOUSE Referred to Choice & Innovation Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
3/4/2013 HOUSE Now in Choice & Innovation Subcommittee
HB 1047 Relating to Defense of Life, Home, & Property Combee
Defense of Life, Home, & Property: Provides that defensive display of weapon or firearm, including discharge of firearm for purpose of warning shot, does not constitute use of deadly force; provides immunity from prosecution for persons acting in defense of life, home, & property from violent attack or threat of violent attack through certain displays of or uses of force; limits specified provision authorizing use of deadly force by law enforcement or correctional officers; provides exemption from minimum sentence requirements related to use of weapon or firearm for persons acting in self-defense or defense of others; authorizes departure from minimum sentence requirements related to use of weapon or firearm for persons convicted of certain offenses who were not immune from prosecution but who meet specified requirements. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
3/4/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
3/4/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/20/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Criminal Justice Impact Conference, 03/21/13, 11:00 am, 301 C (No Votes Will Be Taken)
SB 1078 Relating to Sentences of Inmates Braynon
Sentences of Inmates; Revising the quantity of a controlled substance which a person must knowingly sell, purchase, manufacture, deliver, or bring into this state in order to be subject to the automatic imposition of a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment; providing the method for determining the weight of a controlled substance in a mixture that is a prescription drug, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/21/2013 SENATE Filed
2/28/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
SB 1186 Relating to Reducing or Suspending the Sentence of a Juvenile Offender Joyner
Reducing or Suspending the Sentence of a Juvenile Offender; Citing this act as the “Second Chance for Children Act;” providing that a juvenile offender who was 17 years of age or younger at the time of committing a nonhomicide offense and who was sentenced to 10 or more years of imprisonment may be eligible for a reduced or suspended sentence; setting forth the eligibility criteria for the court to reduce or suspend a sentence; requiring that the juvenile offender participate in any available reentry program for a specified period following release, etc. Effective Date: October 1, 2013
2/26/2013 SENATE Filed
3/1/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
HB 1221 Relating to Murder of a Child 17 Years of Age or Younger Artiles
Murder of a Child 17 Years of Age or Younger: Provides for reclassification of specified murder offenses if committed upon child 17 years of age or younger; prohibits court from suspending, deferring, or withholding adjudication of guilt or imposition of sentence. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/18/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 79 Yeas / 37 Nays)
4/23/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/23/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations
HB 1325 Relating to Victims of Human Trafficking Spano
Victims of Human Trafficking: Revises mental, emotional, or developmental age of child victim whose out-of-court statement describing specified criminal acts is admissible in evidence in certain instances; provides for expungement of criminal history record of victim of human trafficking; designates what offenses may be expunged; provides that conviction expunged under this act is deemed to have been vacated due to substantive defect in underlying criminal proceedings; provides for period in which such expungement must be sought; provides that official documentation of victim’s status as human trafficking victim creates presumption; provides standard of proof absent such documentation; provides requirements for petitions; provides for parties & service; provides for electronic appearances of petitioners & attorneys; provides for orders of relief; provides for physical destruction of records; authorizes person whose records are expunged to lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge arrests covered by expunged record; provides exceptions; provides that such lawful denial is not perjury or subject person to liability. Effective Date: January 1, 2014
4/26/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 116 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/26/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/26/2013 SENATE Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations
SB 1350 Relating to Criminal Penalties Bradley
Criminal Penalties; Providing criminal sentences applicable to a person who was under the age of 18 years at the time the offense was committed; requiring that a judge consider certain factors before determining if life imprisonment is an appropriate sentence, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for April 29, 2013
4/29/2013 SENATE Read Second Time
HB 1351 Relating to Care of Children in Nursing Home Facilities Davis
Care of Children in Nursing Home Facilities: Requires AHCA, in collaboration with DOH’s Division of Children’s Medical Services, to adopt rules for care of children in Children’s Special Care Centers; provides licensure requirements for such facilities; provides requirements relating to child’s individualized care plan. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/4/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/8/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
3/8/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee
SB 1374 Relating to School Zero-tolerance Policies Bullard
School Zero-tolerance Policies; Requiring school zero-tolerance policies to only report acts that pose a serious threat to school safety to law enforcement and to otherwise handle acts within their own discipline systems; providing requirements for referrals of juveniles to the criminal or juvenile justice system for petty acts of misconduct or misdemeanors; requiring school districts to assign expelled students to a disciplinary program during the period of expulsion; revising requirements for agreements between school districts and law enforcement agencies, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/28/2013 SENATE Filed
3/4/2013 SENATE Referred to Education; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
SB 1406 Relating to Juvenile Justice Education Programs Bean
Juvenile Justice Education Programs; Revising provisions to be included in the multiagency education plan for students in juvenile justice education programs, including virtual education as an option; requiring the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide cost and effectiveness information for program and program activities to the Legislature and the public; authorizing instructional personnel at all juvenile justice facilities to access specific student records at the district; requiring the Department of Education to ensure that juvenile justice students who are eligible have access to high school equivalency testing, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/17/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Education, 04/22/13, 12:30 pm, 412 K
4/22/2013 SENATE Favorable by Education; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/23/2013 SENATE Now in Rules
SB 1438 Relating to Restitution for Juvenile Offenses Simpson
Restitution for Juvenile Offenses; Requiring a child’s parent or guardian, in addition to the child, to make restitution for damage or loss caused by the child’s offense; providing for payment plans in certain circumstances; deleting provisions for absolving the parent or guardian of liability for restitution in certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/7/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary
3/27/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Criminal Justice, 04/01/13, 12:15 pm, 37 S
4/1/2013 SENATE Not Considered by Criminal Justice
SB 1446 Relating to Defense of Life, Home, and Property Altman
Defense of Life, Home, and Property; Providing that the defensive display of a weapon or firearm, including the discharge of a firearm for the purpose of a warning shot, does not constitute the use of deadly force; providing immunity from prosecution for persons acting in defense of life, home, and property from violent attack or the threat of violent attack through certain displays of or uses of force; limiting a provision authorizing use of deadly force by law enforcement or correctional officers, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law.
3/1/2013 SENATE Filed
3/7/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
3/20/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Criminal Justice Impact Conference, 03/21/13, 11:00 am, 301 C (No Votes Will Be Taken)
SB 1476 Relating to Murder of a Child 17 Years of Age or Younger Dean
Murder of a Child 17 Years of Age or Younger; Providing for reclassification of specified murder offenses if committed upon a child 17 years of age or younger; prohibiting a court from suspending, deferring, or withholding adjudication of guilt or imposition of sentence, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/18/2013 SENATE Favorable by Criminal Justice; 5 Yeas, 2 Nays
3/19/2013 SENATE Now in Judiciary
3/20/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Criminal Justice Impact Conference, 03/21/13, 11:00 am, 301 C (No Votes Will Be Taken)
SB 1644 Relating to Victims of Human Trafficking Flores
Victims of Human Trafficking; Revising the mental, emotional, or developmental age of a child victim whose out-of-court statement describing specified criminal acts is admissible in evidence in certain instances; providing for electronic appearances of petitioners and attorneys at hearings; authorizing a person whose records are expunged to lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge the arrests covered by the expunged record; providing that the Department of Law Enforcement or any other criminal justice agency is not required to comply with certain requirements relating to expunging criminal history records until a specified date, etc. APPROPRIATION: $99,275 Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C3) Filed
4/26/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/26/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/29/13
SB 1742 Relating to Drug-dependent Offenders Braynon
Drug-dependent Offenders; Requiring the court to order an offender to submit to a professional diagnostic assessment under specified circumstances; requiring the court to sentence an offender to special probation if the court finds that an offender is drug dependent and in need of treatment; requiring an offender who is placed on special probation to be immediately tranferred to the custody of a residential treatment facility licensed and approved by the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Health; providing that an offender complete his or her special probation in a nonresidential program after completing the residential placement, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/4/2013 SENATE Filed
3/7/2013 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
HB 4019 Relating to Juvenile Justice Harrell
Juvenile Justice: Deletes requirement that DOC & counties develop programs under which judge may order juveniles who have committed delinquent acts to tour correctional facilities; repeals provisions relating to creation, duties, & qualifications of youth custody officer position within DJJ. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/4/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 118 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/11/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/12/2013 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
HB 4021 Relating to County Delinquency Programs and Facilities Jones (M)
County Delinquency Programs and Facilities: Deletes provisions allowing county to comply with juvenile detention requirements by providing for preadjudication detention in facilities of county sheriff, another county jail operator, or contracted provider in certain circumstances. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/1/2013 HOUSE Filed
2/12/2013 HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
2/12/2013 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 7137 Relating to Juvenile Sentencing Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Juvenile Sentencing: Provides criminal sentences applicable to person who was under age of 18 years at time offense was committed; requires that judge consider certain factors before determining whether life imprisonment is an appropriate sentence. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/16/2013 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee; 13 Yeas, 3 Nays
4/17/2013 HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
4/18/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading