Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 762
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Gruters) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 30.15,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         30.15 Powers, duties, and obligations.—
    8         (4)(a) In accordance with each county’s obligation under s.
    9  14, Art. V of the State Constitution and s. 29.008 to fund
   10  security for trial court facilities, the sheriff of each county
   11  shall coordinate with the board of county commissioners of that
   12  county and the chief judge of the circuit in which that county
   13  is located on the development of a comprehensive plan for the
   14  provision of security for trial court facilities. Each sheriff
   15  shall retain authority over the implementation and provision of
   16  law enforcement services associated with the plan. The chief
   17  judge of the circuit shall retain decision-making authority to
   18  ensure the protection of due process rights, including, but not
   19  limited to, the scheduling and conduct of trial and other
   20  judicial proceedings as part of his or her responsibility for
   21  the administrative supervision of trial courts under s. 43.26.
   22         (b) Sheriffs and their deputies, employees, and contractors
   23  are officers of the court when providing security for trial
   24  court facilities under this subsection.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   30  and insert:
   31                        A bill to be entitled                      
   32         An act relating to security in trial court facilities;
   33         amending s. 30.15, F.S.; requiring each sheriff to
   34         coordinate with certain boards of county commissioners
   35         and chief judges to develop a comprehensive plan for
   36         security of trial court facilities; specifying that
   37         sheriffs and chief judges retain certain authorities;
   38         specifying that sheriffs and their deputies,
   39         employees, and contractors are officers of the court
   40         under specified circumstances; providing an effective
   41         date.