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CS/HB 697: Victims of Crimes

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Burton ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eskamani ; Grieco ; Mooney

Victims of Crimes; Provides, upon request, specified rights to crime victims at all stages of criminal or juvenile proceeding; requires law enforcement personnel to ensure that victims are given information about right to employ private counsel; encourages Florida Bar to develop registry of attorneys willing to serve as pro bono crime victim advocates.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/3/2022 House - Laid on Table, refer to CS/SB 1012
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/22/2021 House • Filed
12/13/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
1/10/2022 House • Added to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee agenda
1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
1/12/2022 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Reported out of Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
1/13/2022 House • Added to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee agenda
1/18/2022 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Reported out of Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
1/28/2022 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
2/1/2022 House • Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
• Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
2/2/2022 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
2/17/2022 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/22/2022)
2/22/2022 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
2/28/2022 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/3/2022)
3/3/2022 House • Substituted CS/SB 1012
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/SB 1012