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.
   18  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.