Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 168 Ì170934/Î170934 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Judiciary (Rodriguez) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 116 - 147 4 and insert: 5 state police departments, and the Department of Corrections. The 6 term includes an official or employee of such an agency. 7 However, the term excludes state university and college police 8 departments, school resource officers, and participants of 9 school guardian programs. 10 (5) “Local governmental entity” means any county, 11 municipality, or other political subdivision of this state. The 12 term includes a person holding public office or having official 13 duties as a representative, an agent, or an employee of the 14 entity. 15 (6) “Sanctuary policy” means a law, policy, practice, 16 procedure, or custom adopted by or permitted by a state entity, 17 local governmental entity, or law enforcement agency which 18 contravenes 8 U.S.C. s. 1373(a) or (b) or which knowingly 19 prohibits or impedes a law enforcement agency from communicating 20 or cooperating with a federal immigration agency with respect to 21 federal immigration enforcement, including, but not limited to, 22 limiting a state entity, local governmental entity, or law 23 enforcement agency in, or prohibiting such an entity or agency 24 from: 25 (a) Complying with an immigration detainer; 26 (b) Complying with a request from a federal immigration 27 agency to notify the agency before the release of an inmate or 28 detainee in the custody of the state entity, local governmental 29 entity, or law enforcement agency; 30 (c) Providing a federal immigration agency access to an 31 inmate for interview; 32 (d) Initiating an immigration status investigation; or 33 (e) Providing a federal immigration agency with an inmate’s 34 incarceration status or release date. 35 (7) “State entity” means the state or any office, board, 36 bureau, commission, department, branch, division, or institution 37 thereof. The term includes a person holding public office or 38 having official duties as a representative, an agent, or an 39 employee of the entity. However, the term excludes the State 40 University System, the Florida College System, the Department of 41 Education, and the Department of Children and Families.