Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1040
       By Senator Gruters
       23-00197-20                                           20201040__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to reentry into this state by certain
    3         persons; creating s. 877.28, F.S.; prohibiting persons
    4         who are denied admission to or are excluded, deported,
    5         or removed from, or who depart the United States under
    6         certain circumstances, from entering or being found in
    7         this state; providing criminal penalties; providing
    8         exceptions; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 877.28, Florida Statutes, is created to
   13  read:
   14         877.28Reentry into state after removal.—
   15         (1)A person who, pursuant to 8 U.S.C. ss. 1151 et seq., is
   16  denied admission to; is excluded, deported, or removed from; or
   17  departs the United States while an order of exclusion,
   18  deportation, or removal is outstanding and thereafter enters or
   19  is at any time found in this state, commits a felony of the
   20  third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083,
   21  or s. 775.084.
   22         (2)This section does not apply to:
   23         (a)A person who was granted express consent by the United
   24  States Attorney General to reapply for admission to the United
   25  States at a place outside the United States before his or her
   26  reembarkation to the United States or his or her application for
   27  admission to the United States from a contiguous foreign
   28  territory; or
   29         (b)A person who was previously denied admission to and
   30  removed from the United States who establishes that he or she
   31  was not required to obtain such advance consent under federal
   32  law.
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2020.