Florida Senate - 2019 SB 162 By Senator Gruters 23-00405-19 2019162__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to reentry into this state by certain 3 persons; creating s. 877.28, F.S.; prohibiting persons 4 who are denied admission to, are excluded, deported, 5 or removed from, or depart the United States under 6 certain circumstances from entering or residing in 7 this state; providing criminal penalties; providing 8 exceptions; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 877.28, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 877.28 Reentry into state after removal.— 15 (1) A person who, pursuant to 8 U.S.C. ss. 1151 et seq., is 16 denied admission to; is excluded, deported, or removed from; or 17 departs the United States while an order of exclusion, 18 deportation, or removal is outstanding and thereafter enters or 19 is at any time found in this state, commits a felony of the 20 third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, 21 or s. 775.084. 22 (2) This section does not apply to: 23 (a) A person who was granted express consent by the United 24 States Attorney General to reapply for admission to the United 25 States at a place outside the United States before his or her 26 reembarkation to the United States or his or her application for 27 admission to the United States from a contiguous foreign 28 territory; or 29 (b) A person who was previously denied admission to and 30 removed from the United States who establishes that he or she 31 was not required to obtain such advance consent under federal 32 law. 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.