Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 846
       By Senator Gainer
       2-00398-18                                             2018846__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to sheriffs providing child protective
    3         investigative services; amending s. 39.3065, F.S.;
    4         requiring the Sheriff of Walton County to provide all
    5         child protective investigations in the county
    6         beginning with a specified fiscal year; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   12  39.3065, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         39.3065 Sheriffs of certain counties to provide child
   14  protective investigative services; procedures; funding.—
   15         (3)(a) Beginning in fiscal year 1999-2000, the sheriffs of
   16  Pasco County, Manatee County, Broward County, and Pinellas
   17  County shall have the responsibility to provide all child
   18  protective investigations in their respective counties.
   19  Beginning in fiscal year 2018-2019, the Sheriff of Walton County
   20  shall provide all child protective investigations in his or her
   21  county. Beginning in fiscal year 2000-2001, the Department of
   22  Children and Families is authorized to enter into grant
   23  agreements with sheriffs of other counties to perform child
   24  protective investigations in their respective counties.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.