Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1656
       By Senator Lee
       20-01376B-19                                          20191656__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to amendment of criminal statutes;
    3         creating s. 775.022, F.S.; defining the term “criminal
    4         statute”; providing that an act of the Legislature
    5         which reenacts, revises, or amends a criminal statute
    6         may not be considered a repeal under a specified
    7         provision of the State Constitution; specifying that
    8         the reenactment, revision, or amendment of an existing
    9         criminal statute only operates prospectively unless
   10         expressly provided otherwise in such an act; providing
   11         an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Section 775.022, Florida Statutes, is created to
   16  read:
   17         775.022 Effect of reenactment, revision, or amendment of
   18  criminal statutes.—
   19         (1) As used in this section, the term “criminal statute”
   20  means chapters 775-896 and any other law of this state which
   21  prohibits an act or omission and provides a criminal penalty,
   22  regardless of the degree of the offense.
   23         (2) Any act of the Legislature reenacting, revising, or
   24  amending a criminal statute may not be considered a repeal of
   25  such statute for purposes of s. 9, Art. X of the State
   26  Constitution.
   27         (3) Except as expressly provided in an act of the
   28  Legislature, the reenactment, revision, or amendment by law of
   29  an existing criminal statute operates prospectively and does not
   30  affect or abate any of the following:
   31         (a) The prior operation of the statute or any prosecution
   32  or enforcement thereunder.
   33         (b) Any violation of the statute based on any act or
   34  omission occurring prior to the effective date of the act.
   35         (c) Any prior penalty, prior forfeiture, or prior
   36  punishment incurred or imposed under the statute.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.