Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 448 Barcode 669808 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 11/17/2011 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Criminal Justice (Hays) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 109 - 123 4 and insert: 5 6 (3)(a) The department shall screen offenders committed to 7 the department for eligibility criteria to participate in the 8 reentry program. In order to be eligible, an offender must be a 9 nonviolent offender, must have served at least one-half of his 10 or her original sentence, and must have been identified as 11 having a need for substance abuse treatment. When selecting 12 participants for the reentry program, the department shall 13 consider the offender’s criminal history and the possible 14 rehabilitative benefits that substance abuse treatment, 15 educational programming, vocational training, and other 16 rehabilitative programming might have on the offender. 17 (b) If an offender meets the eligibility criteria, is 18 selected by the department, and space is available in the 19 reentry program, the department shall request the sentencing 20 court to approve the offender’s participation in the reentry 21 program.