Florida Senate - 2020                             CS for SB 1054
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senators Gruters and
       591-03833-20                                          20201054c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to treatment-based drug court
    3         programs; amending s. 397.334, F.S.; authorizing a
    4         court to offer an option for verification of
    5         participation in self-help groups or activities to
    6         certain defendants; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsections (6) through (10) of section 397.334,
   11  Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (7) through
   12  (11), respectively, and a new subsection (6) is added to that
   13  section, to read:
   14         397.334 Treatment-based drug court programs.—
   15         (6)If the court orders a defendant to enter into a
   16  pretrial treatment-based drug court program or a
   17  postadjudicatory treatment-based drug court program, and if the
   18  defendant is ordered to document participation in self-help or
   19  other support groups and activities as an element of ancillary
   20  services, as described in s. 394.67, the court may offer the
   21  defendant an option for either electronic or written
   22  verification of such participation.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.