Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 690
       By Senator Brandes
       24-00207A-18                                           2018690__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to criminal history records; creating
    3         s. 943.0586, F.S.; requiring the Criminal Justice
    4         Information Program to administratively seal the
    5         criminal history records of an adult or a minor upon
    6         notification by the clerk of the court under specified
    7         circumstances; providing applicability for the
    8         administrative sealing of specified criminal history
    9         records; providing a contingent effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 943.0586, Florida Statutes, is created
   14  to read:
   15         943.0586 Administrative sealing of criminal history
   16  records.—
   17         (1) Regardless of any prior criminal conviction of the
   18  adult or minor, the Criminal Justice Information Program shall
   19  administratively seal the criminal history records pertaining to
   20  an arrest or incident of alleged criminal activity of an adult
   21  or a minor charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or violation of a
   22  comparable rule or ordinance by a state, county, municipal, or
   23  other law enforcement agency upon notification by the clerk of
   24  the court, pursuant to s. 943.052(2), that all the charges
   25  related to the arrest or incident of alleged criminal activity
   26  were declined to be filed by the state attorney or statewide
   27  prosecutor, were dismissed or nolle prosequi before trial, or
   28  resulted in a judgment of acquittal or a verdict of not guilty
   29  at trial and that all appeals by the prosecution have been
   30  exhausted or the time to file an appeal has expired.
   31         (2) The sealing under this section of a criminal history
   32  record has the same effect as a sealing under s. 943.059(4).
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018, but
   34  only if SB ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such
   35  legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an
   36  extension thereof and becomes law.