Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 552 By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senators Brandes and Perry 591-02023-20 2020552c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to sentencing; amending s. 775.082, 3 F.S.; revising the threshold of total sentence points 4 below which a court must sentence nonviolent felony 5 offenders who commit certain offenses and are 6 sentenced on or after a specified date to a nonstate 7 prison sanction; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (10) of section 775.082, Florida 12 Statutes, is amended to read: 13 775.082 Penalties; applicability of sentencing structures; 14 mandatory minimum sentences for certain reoffenders previously 15 released from prison.— 16 (10) If a defendant is sentenced
for an offense committed17 on or after October 1, 2020, for an offense that July 1, 2009,18 whichis a third degree felony but not a forcible felony as 19 defined in s. 776.08, and excluding any third degree felony 20 violation under chapter 810, and if the total sentence points 21 pursuant to s. 921.0024 are 44 22points or fewer, the court 22 must sentence the offender to a nonstate prison sanction. 23 However, if the court makes written findings that a nonstate 24 prison sanction could present a danger to the public, the court 25 may sentence the offender to a state correctional facility 26 pursuant to this section. 27 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2020.