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. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 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.