Florida Senate - 2018                      CS for CS for SB 1678
       By the Committees on Judiciary; and Criminal Justice; and
       Senator Stargel
       590-03467-18                                          20181678c2
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to reports concerning seized or
    3         forfeited property; amending s. 932.7061, F.S.;
    4         revising the deadline for submitting an annual report
    5         by law enforcement agencies concerning property seized
    6         or forfeited under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture
    7         Act; reenacting s. 932.7062, F.S., relating to a
    8         penalty for noncompliance with reporting requirements,
    9         to incorporate the amendment made to s. 932.7061,
   10         F.S., in a reference thereto; providing an effective
   11         date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 932.7061, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         932.7061 Reporting seized property for forfeiture.—
   18         (1) Every law enforcement agency shall submit an annual
   19  report to the Department of Law Enforcement indicating whether
   20  the agency has seized or forfeited property under the Florida
   21  Contraband Forfeiture Act. A law enforcement agency receiving or
   22  expending forfeited property or proceeds from the sale of
   23  forfeited property in accordance with the Florida Contraband
   24  Forfeiture Act shall submit a completed annual report by
   25  December 1 October 10 documenting the receipts and expenditures.
   26  The report shall be submitted in an electronic form, maintained
   27  by the Department of Law Enforcement in consultation with the
   28  Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability,
   29  to the entity that has budgetary authority over such agency and
   30  to the Department of Law Enforcement. The annual report must, at
   31  a minimum, specify the type, approximate value, court case
   32  number, type of offense, disposition of property received, and
   33  amount of any proceeds received or expended.
   34         Section 2. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   35  made by this act to section 932.7061, Florida Statutes, in a
   36  reference thereto, section 932.7062, Florida Statutes, is
   37  reenacted to read:
   38         932.7062 Penalty for noncompliance with reporting
   39  requirements.—A seizing agency that fails to comply with the
   40  reporting requirements in s. 932.7061 is subject to a civil fine
   41  of $5,000, to be determined by the Chief Financial Officer and
   42  payable to the General Revenue Fund. However, such agency is not
   43  subject to the fine if, within 60 days after receipt of written
   44  notification from the Department of Law Enforcement of
   45  noncompliance with the reporting requirements of the Florida
   46  Contraband Forfeiture Act, the agency substantially complies
   47  with those requirements. The Department of Law Enforcement shall
   48  submit any substantial noncompliance to the office of Chief
   49  Financial Officer, which shall be responsible for the
   50  enforcement of this section.
   51         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.