Florida Senate - 2011 SB 2112 By the Committee on Budget 576-03503-11 20112112__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to juvenile detention facilities; 3 amending s. 985.686, F.S.; exempting a county that 4 covers the costs of detention care for pre-adjudicated 5 juveniles within its jurisdiction or other 6 jurisdictions from certain requirements for sharing 7 the costs for juvenile detention; amending s. 985.688, 8 F.S.; providing that a county or county sheriff that 9 meets certain prerequisites with respect to the 10 operation of its juvenile detention facility is exempt 11 from certain requirements of law governing the 12 administration of such facilities; authorizing a 13 county or county sheriff to operate regional detention 14 facilities; requiring that the facility comply with 15 federal requirements to separate juvenile inmates from 16 adult inmates; providing an effective date. 17 18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 19 20 Section 1. Present subsection (10) of section 985.686, 21 Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (11), and a new 22 subsection (10) is added to that section, to read: 23 985.686 Shared county and state responsibility for juvenile 24 detention.— 25 (10) This section does not apply to any county that covers 26 the financial cost of detention care for pre-adjudicated 27 juveniles within its jurisdiction or from another jurisdiction 28 with which the county has an agreement to house pre-adjudicated 29 juveniles. 30 Section 2. Subsection (11) is added to section 985.688, 31 Florida Statutes, to read: 32 985.688 Administering county and municipal delinquency 33 programs and facilities.— 34 (11)(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a 35 county is in compliance with this section if: 36 1. The county provides the full cost for pre-adjudication 37 detention for juveniles; 38 2. The county authorizes the county sheriff, any other 39 county jail operator, or a contracted provider located inside or 40 outside of the county to operate the juvenile detention 41 facility; 42 3. The county sheriff or other county jail operator is 43 accredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission 44 or American Correctional Association; and 45 4. The facility is inspected annually and meets the Florida 46 Model Jail Standards. 47 (b) A county or county sheriff may form regional detention 48 facilities through an interlocal agreement in order to meet the 49 requirements of this section. 50 (c) Each county sheriff or other county jail operator must 51 follow the federal regulations that require sight and sound 52 separation of juvenile inmates from adult inmates. 53 (d) A county or county sheriff that complies with this 54 subsection is not subject to any additional training, 55 procedures, or inspections required by this chapter. 56 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.