Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 642
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Criminal Justice (Brandes) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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4 and insert:
5 institution or facility as close as practicable to within 300
6 driving miles of the inmate’s primary residence, unless the
7 safety of department employees or inmates requires other
8 placement. Subject to bed availability and the inmate’s security
9 designation, the department shall transfer an inmate to an
10 institution or facility that is as close as practicable to
11 within 300 driving miles of the inmate’s primary residence,
12 unless the inmate chooses to remain at his or her current
13 institution or facility.
(a) To the extent possible, an inmate be returned, upon
15 release, to the same area from which the inmate was committed.
16 (c) (b) An inmate being released from a community work
17 release program is not eligible for the provision of
19 (d) (c) Transportation provided for an eligible inmate upon
20 release shall be to one of the following points:
21 1. The county where parole placement has been approved and
22 supervision is to commence.
23 2. Another state.
24 3. The county of employment within the state.
25 4. The county of legal residence within the state.
26 5. The county of original commitment within the state.
27 (e) (d) Each releasee who is eligible for the provision of
28 transportation shall be escorted to the site of embarkation by
29 an officer of the correctional facility, who shall remain until
30 the releasee has departed.
31 Section 5. Present subsections (3), (4), and (5) of section
32 944.705, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4),
33 (5), and (6), respectively, present subsection (6) of that
34 section is amended, and new subsection (3) and subsections (7),
35 (8), (9), and (11) are added to that section, to read:
36 944.705 Release orientation program.—
37 (3) Before an inmate’s release, the department shall
38 provide the inmate with a comprehensive community reentry
39 resource directory organized by county which includes the name,
40 address, and telephone number of each provider and a description
41 of the services offered by each provider. The directory must
42 also include the name, address, and telephone number of existing
43 starting points for using such resources.
44 (7) A nonprofit faith-based or professional business, or a
45 civic or community organization, may apply for registration with
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48 And the title is amended as follows:
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51 authorizing a nonprofit faith-based or professional
52 business or a civic or community organization to