Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 700
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Perry) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 21 - 41
    4  and insert:
    5  program, after the minor reaches 18 years of age, if that minor:
    6         (b) Submits to the department, with the application, an
    7  official written statement from the state attorney for the
    8  county in which the arrest occurred certifying that he or she
    9  has successfully completed that county’s diversion program, that
   10  his or her participation in the program was based on an arrest
   11  for a misdemeanor, and that he or she has not otherwise been
   12  charged by the state attorney with, or found to have committed,
   13  any criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation.
   14         Section 2. Subsection (5) of section 985.126, Florida
   15  Statutes is amended to read:
   16         985.126 Diversion programs; data collection; denial of
   17  participation or expunged record.—
   18         (5) A minor who successfully completes a diversion program
   19  for a first-time misdemeanor offense may lawfully deny or fail
   20  to acknowledge his or her participation in the program and an
   21  expunction of a nonjudicial arrest record under s. 943.0582,
   22  unless the inquiry is made by a criminal justice agency, as
   23  defined in s. 943.045, for a purpose described in s.
   24  943.0582(2)(b)1.
   25         Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   26  SB 1292 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   27  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   28  thereof and becomes law.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete lines 5 - 7
   33  and insert:
   34         to programs for misdemeanor offenses; requiring that
   35         the minor reach the age of 18 before he or she is
   36         eligible for juvenile diversion program expunction;
   37         amending s. 985.126, F.S.; conforming a provision to
   38         changes made by the act; providing a contingent
   39         effective date.