Florida Senate - 2012 SB 1552 By Senator Smith 29-01284-12 20121552__ 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 a finding of resistance, 5 obstruction, or opposition must be based on factors 6 other than mere flight from an officer or other person 7 to whom this section applies; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 843.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to 13 read: 14 843.02 Resisting officer or other such person without 15 violence to his or her person.—Whoever shall resist, obstruct, 16 or oppose any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), 17 (7), (8), or (9); member of the Parole Commission or any 18 administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission; 19 county probation officer; parole and probation supervisor; 20 personnel or representative of the Department of Law 21 Enforcement; or other person legally authorized to execute 22 process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful 23 execution of any legal duty, without offering or doing violence 24 to the person of the officer or other such person, commits
shall25 be guilty ofa misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as 26 provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. For purposes of this 27 section, a finding of resistance, obstruction, or opposition 28 must be based on factors other than mere flight from an officer 29 or other person to whom this section applies. 30 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.