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. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 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
Anyperson who makes a threat in a writing or 16 other record, including an electronic record, writes or composes17 and also sends or procures the sending of any letter, inscribed18 communication, or electronic communication, whether such letter19 or communication be signed or anonymous, to any person,20 containing a threatto kill or to do bodily injury to another 21 theperson and posts or transmits the threat in any manner to22 whom such letter or communication is sent, or a threat to kill23 or do bodily injury to any member of the family of the person to24 whom such letter or communication is sentcommits 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.