Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1358 By Senator Steube 23-01110-17 20171358__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to reentry into the state by certain 3 persons; creating s. 877.28, F.S.; prohibiting entry 4 to, or presence in, the state of a person denied 5 admission, excluded, deported, or removed unless the 6 United States Attorney General consents to his or her 7 admission or the person can establish that federal law 8 does not require advance consent; providing criminal 9 penalties; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Section 877.28, Florida Statutes, is created to 14 read: 15 877.28 Reentry into the state after removal.—A person who, 16 pursuant to 8 U.S.C. ss. 1151 et seq., is denied admission to, 17 is excluded, deported, or removed from, or who departs the 18 United States while an order of exclusion, deportation, or 19 removal is outstanding and thereafter enters or is at any time 20 found in the state commits a felony of the third degree, 21 punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, 22 unless: 23 (1) The United States Attorney General expressly consents 24 to such person’s reapplying for admission: 25 (a) Before his or her reembarkation at a place outside the 26 United States; or 27 (b) On his or her application for admission from a foreign 28 contiguous territory; or 29 (2) With respect to a person previously denied admission 30 and removed, such person establishes that he or she was not 31 required to obtain such advance consent under federal law. 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2017.