Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 448 Ì219972GÎ219972 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 03/05/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 187 and 188 4 insert: 5 Section 8. Section 776.09, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 776.09 .—Notwithstanding the eligibility requirements 8 pursuant to s. 943.0585(2), a person who has an information, 9 indictment, or other charging document either not filed or 10 dismissed by the state attorney, or dismissed by the court 11 because it was found that the person acted in lawful self 12 defense pursuant to the provisions related to the justifiable 13 use of force in ch. 776, is eligible to apply for and receive a 14 certificate of eligibility for expunction under s. 943.0585. 15 This section does not confer any right to the expunction of a 16 criminal history record, and any request for expunction of a 17 criminal history record may be denied at the discretion of the 18 court. 19 Section 9. Subsection (5) of section 943.0585, Florida 20 Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (6), respectively, and 21 subsection (5) is added to that section, to read: 22 943.0585 Court-ordered expunction of criminal history 23 records.—The courts of this state have jurisdiction over their 24 own procedures, including the maintenance, expunction, and 25 correction of judicial records containing criminal history 26 information to the extent such procedures are not inconsistent 27 with the conditions, responsibilities, and duties established by 28 this section. Any court of competent jurisdiction may order a 29 criminal justice agency to expunge the criminal history record 30 of a minor or an adult who complies with the requirements of 31 this section. The court shall not order a criminal justice 32 agency to expunge a criminal history record until the person 33 seeking to expunge a criminal history record has applied for and 34 received a certificate of eligibility for expunction pursuant to 35 subsection (2). A criminal history record that relates to a 36 violation of s. 393.135, s. 394.4593, s. 787.025, chapter 794, 37 s. 796.03, s. 800.04, s. 810.14, s. 817.034, s. 825.1025, s. 38 827.071, chapter 839, s. 847.0133, s. 847.0135, s. 847.0145, s. 39 893.135, s. 916.1075, a violation enumerated in s. 907.041, or 40 any violation specified as a predicate offense for registration 41 as a sexual predator pursuant to s. 775.21, without regard to 42 whether that offense alone is sufficient to require such 43 registration, or for registration as a sexual offender pursuant 44 to s. 943.0435, may not be expunged, without regard to whether 45 adjudication was withheld, if the defendant was found guilty of 46 or pled guilty or nolo contendere to the offense, or if the 47 defendant, as a minor, was found to have committed, or pled 48 guilty or nolo contendere to committing, the offense as a 49 delinquent act. The court may only order expunction of a 50 criminal history record pertaining to one arrest or one incident 51 of alleged criminal activity, except as provided in this 52 section. The court may, at its sole discretion, order the 53 expunction of a criminal history record pertaining to more than 54 one arrest if the additional arrests directly relate to the 55 original arrest. If the court intends to order the expunction of 56 records pertaining to such additional arrests, such intent must 57 be specified in the order. A criminal justice agency may not 58 expunge any record pertaining to such additional arrests if the 59 order to expunge does not articulate the intention of the court 60 to expunge a record pertaining to more than one arrest. This 61 section does not prevent the court from ordering the expunction 62 of only a portion of a criminal history record pertaining to one 63 arrest or one incident of alleged criminal activity. 64 Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a criminal justice 65 agency may comply with laws, court orders, and official requests 66 of other jurisdictions relating to expunction, correction, or 67 confidential handling of criminal history records or information 68 derived therefrom. This section does not confer any right to the 69 expunction of any criminal history record, and any request for 70 expunction of a criminal history record may be denied at the 71 sole discretion of the court. 72 (5) Notwithstanding the eligibility requirements pursuant to s. 73 943.0585(2), a person who has an information, indictment, or 74 other charging document either not filed or dismissed by the 75 state attorney, or dismissed by the court because it was found 76 that the person acted in lawful self-defense pursuant to the 77 provisions related to the justifiable use of force in ch. 776, 78 is eligible to apply for and receive a certificate of 79 eligibility for expunction under s. 943.0585. This subsection 80 does not confer any right to the expunction of a criminal 81 history record, and any request for expunction of a criminal 82 history record may be denied at the discretion of the court. 83 84 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 85 And the title is amended as follows: 86 Delete line 22 87 and insert: 88 officer; creating s. 776.09, F.S.; providing that a 89 person is eligible to apply for and receive a 90 certificate of eligibility for expunction, 91 notwithstanding the eligibility requirements, if the 92 charging document in the case is not filed or is 93 dismissed because it is found that the person acted in 94 lawful self-defense pursuant to the provisions related 95 to the justifiable use of force in ch. 776; amending 96 s. 943.0585, F.S.; providing that a person is eligible 97 to apply for and receive a certificate of eligibility 98 for expunction, notwithstanding the eligibility 99 requirements, if the charging document in the case is 100 not filed or is dismissed because it is found that the 101 person acted in lawful self-defense pursuant to the 102 provisions related to the justifiable use of force in 103 ch. 776; providing an effective date.