Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 860
       By Senator Bracy
       11-00373-18                                            2018860__
    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 a minor upon notification
    6         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 records
   16  of minors.—
   17         (1) Regardless of any prior criminal conviction of a minor,
   18  the Criminal Justice Information Program shall administratively
   19  seal the criminal history records pertaining to an arrest or
   20  incident of alleged criminal activity of a minor charged with a
   21  felony, misdemeanor, or violation of a comparable rule or
   22  ordinance by a state, county, municipal, or other law
   23  enforcement agency upon notification by the clerk of the court,
   24  pursuant to s. 943.052(2), that all the charges related to the
   25  arrest or incident of alleged criminal activity were declined to
   26  be filed by the state attorney or statewide prosecutor, were
   27  dismissed or nolle prosequi before trial, or resulted in a
   28  judgment of acquittal or a verdict of not guilty at trial and
   29  that all appeals by the prosecution have been exhausted or the
   30  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.