Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 406
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
       (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Between lines 149 and 150
    4  insert:
    5         (d)1. Every judgment of guilty or not guilty of a petit
    6  theft shall be in writing, signed by the judge, and recorded by
    7  the clerk of the circuit court. The judge shall cause to be
    8  affixed to every such written judgment of guilty of petit theft,
    9  in open court and in the presence of such judge, the
   10  fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment is
   11  rendered. Such fingerprints shall be affixed beneath the judge’s
   12  signature to such judgment. Beneath such fingerprints shall be
   13  appended a certificate to the following effect:
   15         “I hereby certify that the above and foregoing fingerprints
   16  on this judgment are the fingerprints of the defendant, ....,
   17  and that they were placed thereon by said defendant in my
   18  presence, in open court, this the .... day of ....,
   19  ...(year)....”
   21  Such certificate shall be signed by the judge, whose signature
   22  thereto shall be followed by the word “Judge.”
   23         2. Any such written judgment of guilty of a petit theft, or
   24  a certified copy thereof, is admissible in evidence in the
   25  courts of this state as prima facie evidence that the
   26  fingerprints appearing thereon and certified by the judge are
   27  the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment of
   28  guilty of a petit theft was rendered.