Florida Senate - 2011                                     SB 460
       By Senator Hill
       1-00690-11                                             2011460__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to resisting an officer or other
    3         specified person without violence; amending s. 843.02,
    4         F.S.; providing that resistance, obstruction, or
    5         opposition must be based on factors other than mere
    6         flight from an officer or other person to whom this
    7         section applies; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Section 843.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   12  read:
   13         843.02 Resisting officer or other such person without
   14  violence to his or her person.—Whoever shall resist, obstruct,
   15  or oppose any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6),
   16  (7), (8), or (9); member of the Parole Commission or any
   17  administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission;
   18  county probation officer; parole and probation supervisor;
   19  personnel or representative of the Department of Law
   20  Enforcement; or other person legally authorized to execute
   21  process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful
   22  execution of any legal duty, without offering or doing violence
   23  to the person of the officer or other such person, commits shall
   24  be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as
   25  provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. For purposes of this
   26  section, resistance, obstruction, or opposition must be based on
   27  factors other than mere flight from an officer or other person
   28  to whom this section applies.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.