Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1416
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Perry) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 21 - 51
    4  and insert:
    5  black, bold type font no smaller than 48 point containing the
    6  following statement:
    9         (2) By July 1, 2021, every public transit provider
   10  operating regularly scheduled transit service for the general
   11  public shall create and implement a risk reduction program. Each
   12  risk reduction program shall include conflict de-escalation
   13  training for transit operators. The risk reduction program may
   14  include the deployment of assault mitigation infrastructure and
   15  technology on public transit, including barriers to restrict the
   16  unwanted entry of individuals and objects into transit
   17  operator's workstations.
   18         Section 2. The Legislature finds that public transit
   19  workers may be subject to assault while performing their jobs.
   20  The Legislature further finds and declares that this act
   21  fulfills an important state interest in protecting the safety of
   22  public transit workers by requiring any public transit providers
   23  operating regularly scheduled transit service to conspicuously
   24  post signage that provides notification of the criminal
   25  penalties for assault on a public transit worker, and to also
   26  create and implement a risk reduction program that includes
   27  conflict-de-escalation training. The Legislature further finds
   28  that these reasonable measures may reduce or prevent attacks on
   29  public transit workers.
   30         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   31  784.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         784.07 Assault or battery of law enforcement officers,
   33  firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit
   34  employees or agents, or other specified officers;
   35  reclassification of offenses; minimum sentences.—
   36         (2) Whenever any person is charged with knowingly
   37  committing an assault or battery upon a law enforcement officer,
   38  a firefighter, an emergency medical care provider, a railroad
   39  special officer, a traffic accident investigation officer as
   40  described in s. 316.640, a nonsworn law enforcement agency
   41  employee who is certified as an agency inspector, a blood
   42  alcohol analyst, or a breath test operator while such employee
   43  is in uniform and engaged in processing, testing, evaluating,
   44  analyzing, or transporting a person who is detained or under
   45  arrest for DUI, a law enforcement explorer, a traffic infraction
   46  enforcement officer as described in s. 316.640, a parking
   47  enforcement specialist as defined in s. 316.640, a public
   48  transit employee or agent, a person
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   52  And the title is amended as follows:
   53         Delete line 8
   54  and insert:
   55         such a program; authorizing public transit providers
   56         to deploy assault mitigation infrastructure; providing
   57         a declaration of important state interest; amending s.
   58         784.07, F.S.; providing a specific reference to
   59         assault or battery on a public transit employee or
   60         agent; revising the