Florida Senate - 2021 SB 1990 By Senator Powell 30-01855-21 20211990__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to law enforcement officer 3 certification revocation and accountability; creating 4 s. 943.6872, F.S.; requiring law enforcement agencies 5 to make reports concerning law enforcement officers 6 with revoked certifications for misconduct to a 7 specified national registry and to screen prospective 8 law enforcement officers against such registry; 9 authorizing the designation of comparable national 10 registries; providing reporting requirements; 11 providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 943.6872, Florida Statutes, is created 16 to read: 17 943.6872 Data collection; certification revocation; 18 accountability.— 19 (1)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), beginning 20 January 1, 2022, each law enforcement agency shall provide data 21 concerning any of the agency’s law enforcement officers who have 22 had their certifications revoked for misconduct to the National 23 Decertification Index (NDI) operated by the International 24 Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and 25 Training. Each law enforcement agency shall also screen all 26 prospective law enforcement officers against the NDI before 27 hiring. 28 (b)1. The department may designate a comparable national 29 registry for law enforcement agencies to use when making reports 30 and screening officers in compliance with this section. 31 2. The Legislature may, by concurrent resolution, designate 32 a different national registry for law enforcement agencies to 33 use when making reports and screening officers in compliance 34 with this section. 35 (2) The specific data required, the reporting frequency, 36 and the format required for reporting in compliance with this 37 section shall be determined by the operators of the applicable 38 registry. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.