Florida Senate - 2021 SB 1886
By Senator Jones
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to costs of incarceration; amending s.
3 960.293, F.S.; providing that only offenders convicted
4 of capital or life felonies are liable for a
5 liquidated damage amount for incarceration and other
6 correctional costs; removing provisions specifying a
7 fixed daily amount for an offender’s liability for
8 incarceration costs and other correctional costs for
9 offenders convicted of certain offenses; providing an
10 effective date.
12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
14 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 960.293, Florida
15 Statutes, is amended to read:
16 960.293 Determination of damages and losses.—
17 (2) Upon conviction
, a convicted offender is liable to the
18 state and its local subdivisions for damages and losses for
19 incarceration costs and other correctional costs.
20 (a) if the conviction is for a capital or life felony, the
21 convicted offender is liable for incarceration costs and other
22 correctional costs in the liquidated damage amount of $250,000.
23 (b) If the conviction is for an offense other than a
24 capital or life felony, a liquidated damage amount of $50 per
25 day of the convicted offender’s sentence shall be assessed
26 against the convicted offender and in favor of the state or its
27 local subdivisions. Damages shall be based upon the length of
28 the sentence imposed by the court at the time of sentencing.
29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.