Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 528
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/04/2014 02:39 PM       .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 691 and 692
    4  insert:
    5         Section 4. Section 921.2312, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         921.2312 Risk assessment reports.—Before sentencing, a
    8  circuit court of the state shall refer a criminal case to a
    9  qualified practitioner as defined in s. 948.001, if the
   10  defendant has been found guilty of, or has entered a plea of
   11  nolo contendere or guilty to, an offense that is listed in s.
   12  943.0435(1)(a)1.a.(I), for a crime committed on or after October
   13  1, 2014. The defendant shall bear all costs associated with
   14  compiling the presentencing risk assessment report. The
   15  qualified practitioner shall assess the defendant by considering
   16  the components specified in s. 948.30(1)(e)1.a.-i. and submit a
   17  written report to the circuit court at a specified time before
   18  sentencing. The report must include the qualified practitioner’s
   19  opinion, along with the basis for that opinion, as to the
   20  offender’s risk of committing another sexual offense.
   22  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   23  And the title is amended as follows:
   24         Delete line 49
   25  and insert:
   26         prosecution of registration violations; creating s.
   27         921.2312, F.S.; requiring the circuit court to have a
   28         qualified practitioner conduct a risk assessment
   29         before sentencing for a defendant who has been found
   30         guilty of or has entered a plea of nolo contendere or
   31         guilty to specified sex offenses; providing for
   32         payment of costs associated with such report;
   33         providing reporting requirements for the risk
   34         assessment; amending s.