Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 214 Ì897402ÂÎ897402 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/22/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Criminal Justice (Bradley) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 775.0863, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 775.0863 Offenses against brokers, broker associates, or 8 sales associates; reclassification of offenses.— 9 (1) For purposes of this section, the terms “broker,” 10 “broker associate,” and “sales associate” have the same meanings 11 as provided in s. 475.01. 12 (2) The degree of an offense shall be reclassified as 13 provided in subsection (3) if the offense is committed against a 14 broker, broker associate, or sales associate while he or she is 15 engaged in the act of showing real property or holding an open 16 house of real property and the offense is a felony or 17 misdemeanor violation of: 18 (a) Section 784.011, relating to assault; 19 (b) Section 784.021, relating to aggravated assault; 20 (c) Section 784.03, relating to battery and felony battery; 21 (d) Section 784.041(1), relating to felony battery; 22 (e) Section 784.045, relating to aggravated battery; or 23 (f) Section 794.011, relating to sexual battery. 24 (3)(a) A misdemeanor of the second degree shall be 25 reclassified as a misdemeanor of the first degree. 26 (b) A misdemeanor of the first degree shall be reclassified 27 as a felony of the third degree. 28 (c) A felony of the third degree shall be reclassified as a 29 felony of the second degree. 30 (d) A felony of the second degree shall be reclassified as 31 a felony of the first degree. 32 (e) A felony of the first degree shall be reclassified as a 33 life felony. 34 (4) For purposes of sentencing under chapter 921 and 35 determining incentive gain-time eligibility under chapter 944, a 36 felony offense that is reclassified under this section is ranked 37 one level above the ranking under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023 of 38 the offense committed. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2016. 40 41 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 42 And the title is amended as follows: 43 Delete everything before the enacting clause 44 and insert: 45 A bill to be entitled 46 An act relating to offenses against brokers, broker 47 associates, or sales associates; creating s. 775.0863, 48 F.S.; providing definitions; providing applicability; 49 providing for reclassification of specified offenses 50 committed against brokers, broker associates, or sales 51 associates; providing an effective date.