Florida Senate - 2020                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 404
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Berman moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 284 and 285
    4  insert:
    6         (a)The Office of the State Courts Administrator shall
    7  develop and publish materials informing the public of the
    8  procedures for judicial waiver under this subsection. The
    9  materials must be published in hard copy format and posted on
   10  the Office of the State Courts Administrator’s website on the
   11  webpage provided in paragraph (c) in an easily downloadable
   12  format. The materials must include information that is stated in
   13  plain, easily understandable language corresponding to a grade 5
   14  reading level and must include all of the following information:
   15         1.An explanation that a minor who is unable to obtain
   16  parental consent or a waiver of parental notification for an
   17  abortion may petition a circuit court to obtain a judicial
   18  waiver.
   19         2.A statement that any information that could be used to
   20  identify a minor who petitions the court for a judicial waiver
   21  is confidential and exempt from public disclosure, that judges
   22  and court staff must maintain that confidentiality, and that any
   23  personal identifying information contained in a court record
   24  must be kept confidential.
   25         3.A step-by-step guide detailing the procedures for
   26  obtaining a judicial waiver, from the initiation of a petition
   27  for judicial waiver to a court’s final ruling, and, if
   28  applicable, by county, an expected timeline for proceedings;
   29  where the minor can locate and obtain materials, physically or
   30  online; where and how a petition and any necessary paperwork may
   31  be filed; and a list of important deadlines.
   32         4.A list of each county’s clerk of the court, including
   33  addresses, office hours, and the direct contact information for
   34  a staff member who is familiar with the judicial waiver
   35  procedures in a particular circuit’s jurisdiction.
   36         5.Information about how to access the names and contact
   37  information for attorneys who provide services on a pro bono
   38  basis to minors seeking a judicial waiver.
   39         6.Information about the evidentiary standard that the
   40  court is required to use when deciding whether to grant or deny
   41  a judicial waiver, including a list of evidence the minor must
   42  provide to the court during the hearing.
   43         (b)The Office of the State Courts Administrator must
   44  provide an adequate amount of published materials in hard copy
   45  format to each clerk of the court and to each health care
   46  provider that offers abortion services which include all of the
   47  information required in subparagraph 1. regarding judicial
   48  waiver procedures.
   49         (c)The Office of the State Courts Administrator must
   50  publish a clearly visible hyperlink on its website which directs
   51  the public to a stand-alone webpage. The webpage may not share a
   52  uniform resource locator (URL) with any other information and
   53  must contain all of the information required in subparagraph 1.
   54  The hyperlink to the URL must clearly identify that it provides
   55  information regarding the judicial waiver procedures for a minor
   56  who is seeking to obtain an abortion without parental consent or
   57  notification.
   58         (d)At least annually, the Office of the State Courts
   59  Administrator must review and, if necessary, update the
   60  materials and information required under this subsection for
   61  accuracy, including all contact information for the clerks of
   62  the court and the courthouses where a minor may file a petition
   63  for a judicial waiver.
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   66  And the title is amended as follows:
   67         Delete line 18
   68  and insert:
   69         made by the act; requiring the Office of the State
   70         Courts Administrator to develop and publish certain
   71         informational materials in hard copy format and online
   72         regarding procedures for obtaining judicial waivers;
   73         prescribing the format and content of the materials;
   74         providing for the distribution of the materials;
   75         requiring the office to publish a clearly visible
   76         website hyperlink to a specified webpage containing
   77         certain information on judicial waivers; requiring the
   78         office to annually review and update, as necessary,
   79         the informational materials, including certain
   80         specified information; amending s. 27.511, F.S.;
   81         conforming