Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 552
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senators Brandes and
       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.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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 committed
   17  on or after October 1, 2020, for an offense that July 1, 2009,
   18  which is 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 22 points 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.