Florida Senate - 2016 SB 70
By Senator Joyner
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to criminal history records of minors;
3 amending s. 943.0515, F.S.; reducing the period for
4 which the criminal history records of certain minors
5 must be retained before expunction; providing an
6 effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 943.0515, Florida
11 Statutes, is amended to read:
12 943.0515 Retention of criminal history records of minors.—
13 (1)(a) The Criminal Justice Information Program shall
14 retain the criminal history record of a minor who is classified
15 as a serious or habitual juvenile offender or committed to a
16 juvenile correctional facility or juvenile prison under chapter
17 985 until the later of the minor’s 18th birthday or the first
18 day the minor is no longer in custody or under the supervision
19 of the department
for 5 years after the date the offender
20 reaches 21 years of age, at which time the record shall be
21 expunged unless it meets the criteria of paragraph (2)(a) or
22 paragraph (2)(b).
23 (b) If the minor is not classified as a serious or habitual
24 juvenile offender or committed to a juvenile correctional
25 facility or juvenile prison under chapter 985, the program shall
26 retain the minor’s criminal history record until the later of
27 the minor’s 18th birthday or the first day the minor is no
28 longer in custody or under the supervision of the department for
29 5 years after the date the minor reaches 19 years of age, at
30 which time the record shall be expunged unless it meets the
31 criteria of paragraph (2)(a) or paragraph (2)(b).
32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.