Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7072
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Bradley and Simpson)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 173 - 238
    4  and insert:
    5         (e) Except as provided in paragraph (d), if the property
    6  stolen is valued at $100 or more, but less than $700 $300, the
    7  offender commits petit theft of the first degree, punishable as
    8  a misdemeanor of the first degree, as provided in s. 775.082 or
    9  s. 775.083.
   10         Section 4. Subsections (8) and (9) of section 812.015,
   11  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (10) is added to
   12  that section, to read:
   13         812.015 Retail and farm theft; transit fare evasion;
   14  mandatory fine; alternative punishment; detention and arrest;
   15  exemption from liability for false arrest; resisting arrest;
   16  penalties.—
   17         (8) Except as provided in subsection (9), a person who
   18  commits retail theft commits a felony of the third degree,
   19  punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084,
   20  if the property stolen is valued at $700 $300 or more, and the
   21  person:
   22         (a) Individually commits retail theft, or in concert with
   23  one or more other persons, coordinates the activities of one or
   24  more individuals in committing the offense. Multiple acts of
   25  retail theft occurring within a 90-day period by an individual
   26  or in concert with one or more persons must be, in which case
   27  the amount of each individual theft is aggregated to determine
   28  the value of the property stolen;
   29         (b) Conspires with another person to commit retail theft
   30  with the intent to sell the stolen property for monetary or
   31  other gain, and subsequently takes or causes such property to be
   32  placed in the control of another person in exchange for
   33  consideration;
   34         (c)(b)Individually, or in concert with one or more other
   35  persons, commits theft from more than one location within a 90
   36  day 48-hour period, in which case the amount of each individual
   37  theft is aggregated to determine the value of the property
   38  stolen;
   39         (d)(c) Acts in concert with one or more other individuals
   40  within one or more establishments to distract the merchant,
   41  merchant’s employee, or law enforcement officer in order to
   42  carry out the offense, or acts in other ways to coordinate
   43  efforts to carry out the offense; or
   44         (e)(d) Commits the offense through the purchase of
   45  merchandise in a package or box that contains merchandise other
   46  than, or in addition to, the merchandise purported to be
   47  contained in the package or box.
   49  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete lines 11 - 21
   52  and insert:
   53         theft offenses; amending s. 812.015, F.S.; revising
   54         the circumstances under which an offense of retail
   55         theft constitutes a felony of the second or third
   56         degree; authorizing the aggregation of