Florida Senate - 2018 SB 860 By Senator Bracy 11-00373-18 2018860__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to criminal history records; creating 3 s. 943.0586, F.S.; requiring the Criminal Justice 4 Information Program to administratively seal the 5 criminal history records of a minor upon notification 6 by the clerk of the court under specified 7 circumstances; providing applicability for the 8 administrative sealing of specified criminal history 9 records; providing a contingent effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Section 943.0586, Florida Statutes, is created 14 to read: 15 943.0586 Administrative sealing of criminal history records 16 of minors.— 17 (1) Regardless of any prior criminal conviction of a minor, 18 the Criminal Justice Information Program shall administratively 19 seal the criminal history records pertaining to an arrest or 20 incident of alleged criminal activity of a minor charged with a 21 felony, misdemeanor, or violation of a comparable rule or 22 ordinance by a state, county, municipal, or other law 23 enforcement agency upon notification by the clerk of the court, 24 pursuant to s. 943.052(2), that all the charges related to the 25 arrest or incident of alleged criminal activity were declined to 26 be filed by the state attorney or statewide prosecutor, were 27 dismissed or nolle prosequi before trial, or resulted in a 28 judgment of acquittal or a verdict of not guilty at trial and 29 that all appeals by the prosecution have been exhausted or the 30 time to file an appeal has expired. 31 (2) The sealing under this section of a criminal history 32 record has the same effect as a sealing under s. 943.059(4). 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018, but 34 only if SB ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such 35 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 36 extension thereof and becomes law.