Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1392
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Senate Amendment (601794) to House
    2  Amendment (with title amendment)
    4         Between lines 894 and 895
    5  insert:
    6         Section 16. From the funds in Specific Appropriation 3141A,
    7  the Office of the State Courts Administrator shall develop or
    8  competitively procure an electronic criminal justice risk
    9  assessment instrument. The instrument shall be used to pilot one
   10  or more validated pretrial risk assessment instruments in two or
   11  more counties which will objectively analyze the risk that a
   12  criminal defendant will re-offend or fail to appear before trial
   13  and provide risk levels that will inform the court’s decision as
   14  to whether the defendant should be detained pretrial or released
   15  with or without conditions. The pilot must begin on or before
   16  November 1, 2018, and criminal justice agencies within the pilot
   17  counties shall participate. In determining the appropriate
   18  pretrial risk assessment instruments for the pilot, the office,
   19  in collaboration with the participating criminal justice
   20  agencies, shall review existing, validated pretrial risk
   21  assessment instruments. Additionally, the office shall review
   22  the effectiveness of the use of validated risk assessment
   23  instruments to determine a criminal defendant’s suitability for
   24  problem-solving courts and consider whether such assessments
   25  should be included in the criminal justice risk assessment
   26  instrument. As part of the review process, the office shall
   27  consult with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the
   28  Department of Corrections regarding their experiences with
   29  developing and using risk assessment instruments. The office
   30  shall submit to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of
   31  the House of Representatives an interim report by February 1,
   32  2019, which addresses the pilot’s implementation status and
   33  whether risk assessment instruments used in problem-solving
   34  courts should be included in the instrument, and a final report
   35  by January 3, 2020, to the President of the Senate and the
   36  Speaker of the House of Representatives which addresses the
   37  success of the pilot and, if warranted by the pilot’s findings,
   38  makes recommendations to the Legislature as to how to implement
   39  pretrial risk assessment instruments statewide.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Delete line 4802
   44  and insert:
   45         rules; requiring the Office of the State Courts
   46         Administrator to develop or competitively procure with
   47         certain funds an electronic criminal justice risk
   48         assessment instrument; specifying uses for the risk
   49         assessment instrument; requiring the pilot to begin by
   50         a certain date; requiring the office to review
   51         existing risk assessment instruments for certain
   52         purposes; requiring the office to consult with certain
   53         departments regarding their experiences developing and
   54         using risk assessment instruments; requiring the
   55         office to submit an interim report by a certain date
   56         and a final report by a certain date to the
   57         Legislature; amending s. 907.043, F.S.; requiring each