Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1678
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Stargel) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 932.7061, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         932.7061 Reporting seized property for forfeiture.—
    8         (1) Every law enforcement agency shall submit an annual
    9  report to the Department of Law Enforcement indicating whether
   10  the agency has seized or forfeited property under the Florida
   11  Contraband Forfeiture Act. A law enforcement agency receiving or
   12  expending forfeited property or proceeds from the sale of
   13  forfeited property in accordance with the Florida Contraband
   14  Forfeiture Act shall submit a completed annual report by
   15  December 1 October 10 documenting the receipts and expenditures.
   16  The report shall be submitted in an electronic form, maintained
   17  by the Department of Law Enforcement in consultation with the
   18  Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability,
   19  to the entity that has budgetary authority over such agency and
   20  to the Department of Law Enforcement. The annual report must, at
   21  a minimum, specify the type, approximate value, court case
   22  number, type of offense, disposition of property received, and
   23  amount of any proceeds received or expended.
   24         Section 2. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   25  made by this act to section 932.7061, Florida Statutes, in a
   26  reference thereto, section 932.7062, Florida Statutes, is
   27  reenacted to read:
   28         932.7062 Penalty for noncompliance with reporting
   29  requirements.—A seizing agency that fails to comply with the
   30  reporting requirements in s. 932.7061 is subject to a civil fine
   31  of $5,000, to be determined by the Chief Financial Officer and
   32  payable to the General Revenue Fund. However, such agency is not
   33  subject to the fine if, within 60 days after receipt of written
   34  notification from the Department of Law Enforcement of
   35  noncompliance with the reporting requirements of the Florida
   36  Contraband Forfeiture Act, the agency substantially complies
   37  with those requirements. The Department of Law Enforcement shall
   38  submit any substantial noncompliance to the office of Chief
   39  Financial Officer, which shall be responsible for the
   40  enforcement of this section.
   41         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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   44  And the title is amended as follows:
   45         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   46  and insert:
   47                        A bill to be entitled                      
   48         An act relating to reports concerning seized or
   49         forfeited property; amending s. 932.7061, F.S.;
   50         revising the deadline for submitting an annual report
   51         by law enforcement agencies concerning property seized
   52         or forfeited under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture
   53         Act; reenacting s. 932.7062, F.S., relating to a
   54         penalty for noncompliance with reporting requirements,
   55         to incorporate the amendment made to s. 932.7061,
   56         F.S., in a reference thereto; providing an effective
   57         date.