Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 636
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             02/23/2016 10:55 AM       .                                

       Senator Sobel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 87 and 88
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Section 943.3261, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         943.3261Forensic Medical Evidence Kit Task Force.—The
    8  Forensic Medical Evidence Kit Task Force is created within the
    9  department and shall:
   10         (1) Develop a plan to establish a system that tracks and
   11  manages forensic medical evidence kits, from the time they are
   12  collected until they are disposed of, to further enhance
   13  accountability, transparency, and information sharing among all
   14  stakeholders in the processing of such kits. Such a system may
   15  not include victims’ personal identifying information. At a
   16  minimum, the plan must provide for:
   17         (a)The development and implementation of a statewide,
   18  integrated information management system to track the location,
   19  lab submission status, testing, completion, and storage of
   20  forensic medical evidence kits.
   21         (b)The recording of logistical information regarding the
   22  collection of forensic medical evidence kits at health care
   23  facilities in a manner that ensures that kits that have been
   24  reported to a law enforcement agency are differentiated from
   25  those that have not been reported.
   26         (c)Creation and maintenance of a log that identifies the
   27  dates and times that forensic medical evidence kits are
   28  submitted to the crime laboratory for analysis.
   29         (d) Notification by a health care facility to a law
   30  enforcement agency that a forensic medical evidence kit is ready
   31  to be picked up from the facility.
   32         (e) Electronic interface with current laboratory
   33  information management systems in which processing results of
   34  forensic medical evidence kits are recorded.
   35         (f)Generation of statewide and jurisdiction-specific
   36  reports on any existing backlog of forensic medical evidence
   37  kits, the number of new kits collected and submitted for
   38  testing, and the amount of time required for processing all
   39  kits.
   40         (g)Secure electronic access by the victim to information
   41  on the current status of the forensic medical evidence kit
   42  collected from him or her, including an option by which the
   43  victim may elect to receive automatic updates if it is
   44  determined by the law enforcement agency that the disclosure
   45  will not impede or compromise an ongoing investigation.
   46         (2) Develop a plan to safeguard the confidentiality of
   47  information in the statewide forensic medical evidence kit
   48  tracking system and to place limits on the disclosure of such
   49  information.
   50         (3) Recommend sources of public and private funding to
   51  implement the system.
   52         (4) Recommend changes to law or policy needed to support
   53  implementation of the system.
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   56  And the title is amended as follows:
   57         Delete lines 2 - 18
   58  and insert:
   59         An act relating to forensic medical evidence; creating
   60         s. 943.326, F.S.; requiring that a sexual offense
   61         evidence kit or other DNA evidence be submitted to a
   62         member of the statewide criminal analysis laboratory
   63         system within a specified timeframe after specified
   64         occurrences; requiring a medical provider or law
   65         enforcement agency to inform an alleged victim of a
   66         sexual offense of certain information relating to
   67         sexual offense evidence kits; requiring the retention
   68         of specified evidence; requiring adoption and
   69         dissemination of guidelines and procedures by certain
   70         entities by a specified date; requiring the testing of
   71         sexual offense evidence kits within a specified
   72         timeframe after submission to a member of the
   73         statewide criminal analysis laboratory; providing
   74         requirements for such guidelines and procedures;
   75         providing construction; creating s. 943.3261, F.S.;
   76         creating the Forensic Medical Evidence Kit Task Force;
   77         requiring the task force to develop a plan to
   78         establish a system that provides comprehensive
   79         forensic medical evidence kit tracking and inventory
   80         management; prohibiting a victim’s personal
   81         identifying information from being included in the
   82         system; specifying elements that must be included in
   83         the plan; requiring the task force to develop a plan
   84         to safeguard information; requiring the task force to
   85         make specified recommendations; providing an