Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 360
       By Senator Harrell
       25-00578-22                                            2022360__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to traveling across county lines to
    3         commit a burglary; amending s. 843.22, F.S.; deleting
    4         a requirement that travel across county lines be for a
    5         specified purpose in order to reclassify a burglary
    6         offense; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 843.22, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         843.22 Traveling across county lines with intent to commit
   13  a burglary.—
   14         (2) If a person who commits a burglary travels any distance
   15  with the intent to commit the burglary in a county in this state
   16  other than the person’s county of residence, the degree of the
   17  burglary shall be reclassified to the next higher degree if the
   18  purpose of the person’s travel is to thwart law enforcement
   19  attempts to track the items stolen in the burglary. For purposes
   20  of sentencing under chapter 921 and determining incentive gain
   21  time eligibility under chapter 944, a burglary that is
   22  reclassified under this section is ranked one level above the
   23  ranking specified in s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023 for the burglary
   24  committed.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2022.