Florida Senate - 2019 SB 704 By Senator Rouson 19-00516B-19 2019704__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to general savings provisions; 3 creating s. 900.06, F.S.; providing for the 4 retroactive application of amendments, reenactments, 5 or repeals of criminal statutes, unless otherwise 6 provided by law; providing an exception; providing 7 applicability; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Section 900.06, Florida Statutes, is created to 12 read: 13 900.06 General savings provisions.— 14 (1) An amendment, a reenactment, or a repeal of a criminal 15 statute is retroactive, unless otherwise provided by law. 16 However, an amendment, a reenactment, or a repeal may not be 17 retroactively applied if prohibited by the State Constitution or 18 the United States Constitution. 19 (2) This section applies to any amendment, reenactment, or 20 repeal of a criminal statute in effect before July 1, 2019, 21 except that: 22 (a) Chapter 2016-13, Laws of Florida, is not retroactive 23 and applies prospectively after the effective date of that law. 24 (b) Chapter 2017-1, Laws of Florida, is not retroactive and 25 applies prospectively after the effective date of that law. 26 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.