Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 214
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/22/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Bradley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 775.0863, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         775.0863Offenses 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.
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   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.