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CS/HB 7057 — Corrections

by Judiciary Committee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; and Rep. Roach (CS/SB 7046 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Criminal Justice Committee)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill amends various statutes to address security and staffing concerns found within critical infrastructure facilities.

The bill prohibits the use of drones over, within a distance of, or to make contact with a critical infrastructure facility. The bill adds the following to the definition of critical infrastructure facility:

  • State correctional institution;
  • Private correctional facility;
  • Secure juvenile detention center or facility;
  • Nonsecure, high-risk, or maximum-risk residential facility; or
  • County detention facility.

The bill also lowers the minimum age for employment as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary correctional officer from 19 years of age to 18 years of age.

The bill also reenacts a number of sections relating to employment qualifications for certain officers to incorporate the changes made to s. 943.13, F.S.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 115-0