Florida Senate - 2021 CS for SB 626 By the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and Senators Bracy and Torres 586-02352-21 2021626c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to juvenile justice; creating s. 3 985.031, F.S.; providing a short title; prohibiting a 4 child younger than a certain age from being 5 adjudicated delinquent, arrested, or charged with a 6 violation of law or a delinquent act; providing an 7 exception; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Section 985.031, Florida Statutes, is created to 12 read: 13 985.031 Age limitation; exception.— 14 (1) This section may be cited as the “Kaia Rolle Act.” 15 (2) A child younger than 7 years of age may not be 16 adjudicated delinquent, arrested, or charged with a violation of 17 law or a delinquent act on the basis of acts occurring before he 18 or she reaches 7 years of age, unless the violation of law is a 19 forcible felony as defined in s. 776.08. 20 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.