Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 260
       By Senator Steube
       23-00471-17                                            2017260__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to threats to kill or do bodily
    3         injury; amending s. 836.10, F.S.; prohibiting a person
    4         from making a threat to kill or do bodily injury in a
    5         writing or other record and transmitting that threat
    6         in any manner; deleting requirements that a threat be
    7         sent to a specific recipient to be prohibited;
    8         providing a penalty; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 836.10, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   13  read:
   14         836.10 Written threats to kill or do bodily injury;
   15  punishment.—A Any person who makes a threat in a writing or
   16  other record, including an electronic record, writes or composes
   17  and also sends or procures the sending of any letter, inscribed
   18  communication, or electronic communication, whether such letter
   19  or communication be signed or anonymous, to any person,
   20  containing a threat to kill or to do bodily injury to another
   21  the person and posts or transmits the threat in any manner to
   22  whom such letter or communication is sent, or a threat to kill
   23  or do bodily injury to any member of the family of the person to
   24  whom such letter or communication is sent commits a felony of
   25  the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
   26  775.083, or s. 775.084.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.