Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 894
       By Senator Simmons
       9-00517-17                                             2017894__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to arrest warrants for state
    3         prisoners; creating s. 948.33, F.S.; authorizing a
    4         prisoner in a state prison who has an unserved
    5         violation of probation or an unserved violation of
    6         community control warrant to file a notice of unserved
    7         warrant in the circuit court where the warrant was
    8         issued; requiring the prisoner to serve notice on the
    9         state attorney; requiring the state attorney to
   10         schedule a status hearing within a certain time after
   11         receiving notice; specifying procedures and
   12         requirements for the status hearing; providing for
   13         prosecution of the violation; requiring the court to
   14         send the order to the county sheriff; providing an
   15         effective date.
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19         Section 1. Section 948.33, Florida Statutes, is created to
   20  read:
   21         948.33 Prosecution for violation of probation and community
   22  control arrest warrants of state prisoners.—A prisoner in a
   23  state prison in this state who has an unserved violation of
   24  probation or an unserved violation of community control warrant
   25  for his or her arrest may file a state prisoner’s notice of
   26  unserved warrant in the circuit court of the judicial circuit in
   27  which the unserved warrant was issued. The prisoner must serve
   28  notice on the state attorney of that circuit and the state
   29  attorney must schedule the notice for a status hearing before
   30  the circuit court within 90 days after receipt of the notice.
   31  The state prisoner may not be transported to the status hearing.
   32  At the status hearing the state attorney shall inform the court
   33  whether there is an unserved violation of probation or an
   34  unserved violation of community control warrant for the arrest
   35  of the state prisoner. If a warrant for either violation exists,
   36  the court must order the state attorney to submit to the court
   37  within 30 days after the status hearing an order to transport
   38  the state prisoner to the county jail of the county that issued
   39  the warrant for prosecution of the violation and the court shall
   40  send the order to the county sheriff for execution.
   41         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.