Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 642
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 185 - 225
    4  and insert:
    5  institution or facility as close as practicable to within 300
    6  driving miles of the inmate’s primary residence, unless the
    7  safety of department employees or inmates requires other
    8  placement. Subject to bed availability and the inmate’s security
    9  designation, the department shall transfer an inmate to an
   10  institution or facility that is as close as practicable to
   11  within 300 driving miles of the inmate’s primary residence,
   12  unless the inmate chooses to remain at his or her current
   13  institution or facility.
   14         (b)(a) To the extent possible, an inmate be returned, upon
   15  release, to the same area from which the inmate was committed.
   16         (c)(b) An inmate being released from a community work
   17  release program is not eligible for the provision of
   18  transportation.
   19         (d)(c) Transportation provided for an eligible inmate upon
   20  release shall be to one of the following points:
   21         1. The county where parole placement has been approved and
   22  supervision is to commence.
   23         2. Another state.
   24         3. The county of employment within the state.
   25         4. The county of legal residence within the state.
   26         5. The county of original commitment within the state.
   27         (e)(d) Each releasee who is eligible for the provision of
   28  transportation shall be escorted to the site of embarkation by
   29  an officer of the correctional facility, who shall remain until
   30  the releasee has departed.
   31         Section 5. Present subsections (3), (4), and (5) of section
   32  944.705, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4),
   33  (5), and (6), respectively, present subsection (6) of that
   34  section is amended, and new subsection (3) and subsections (7),
   35  (8), (9), and (11) are added to that section, to read:
   36         944.705 Release orientation program.—
   37         (3) Before an inmate’s release, the department shall
   38  provide the inmate with a comprehensive community reentry
   39  resource directory organized by county which includes the name,
   40  address, and telephone number of each provider and a description
   41  of the services offered by each provider. The directory must
   42  also include the name, address, and telephone number of existing
   43  starting points for using such resources.
   44         (7) A nonprofit faith-based or professional business, or a
   45  civic or community organization, may apply for registration with  
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   48  And the title is amended as follows:
   49         Delete lines 24 - 25
   50  and insert:
   51         authorizing a nonprofit faith-based or professional
   52         business or a civic or community organization to