Updated: 2/4/2020

BILL TITLE SPONSOR LAST ACTION AND LOCATION IMPACT
SB 84 Sexual Battery Sen. Book 1/14/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 11 Amends s. 794.011, F.S.; redefines “consent” and “sexual battery”; (a) “Consent” … A person may withdraw consent after he or she has given it. (h) “Sexual battery” means … ejaculating on another person or his or her clothing;
RELATED BILLS (2) SB 44 AND HB 1057
SB 44 Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims Sen. Book 8/2/2019 Senate – Withdrawn prior to introduction None at present.
HB 1057 Sexual Battery Rep. Jenne 1/10/2020 House – Withdrawn prior to introduction Amends s. 794.011, F.S.; redefines “consent” and “sexual battery”; (a) “Consent” … A person may withdraw consent after he or she has given it. (h) “Sexual battery” means … ejaculating on another person or his or her clothing;
HB 277 Statute of Limitations for Sexual Offenses Reps. Gottlieb; Daley; Good; Hattersley 1/9/2020 H Withdrawn prior to introduction Eliminates the statute of limitations period for civil actions for certain [ALL] sexual offenses;
RELATED BILLS (2) HB 53 AND SB 1184
HB 53 Statute of Limitations for Sexual Offenses Reps. Gottlieb; Good; Grieco; Hattersley; Polsky 9/20/2019 House – Withdrawn prior to introduction Amends s. 95.11, F.S.; extends civil action statute of limitations period until minor sexual offense victims turn 55; (9)(b) … a violation of any statute specified in s. 775.21(4)(a)1. or s. 943.0435(1)(h)1.a.(I)
SB 1184 Statute of Limitations for Sexual Offenses Sen. Book 1/14/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 86 Amends s. 95.11, F.S.; eliminating the statute of limitations period for civil actions for violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.02, s. 800.03, s. 800.09, or s. 800.101 upon a victim who was younger than the age of 16 at the time of the act. Also opens a one-year window to file initial or previously denied claims.
SB 170 Time Limitation on the Prosecution of Sexual Battery Cases Sens. Stewart; Perry 1/14/2020 Senate – CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 121 Amends s. 775.15, F.S.; eliminates time limitation for prosecution of sexual battery of minors; (20) … a prosecution for a violation of s. 794.011 may be commenced at any time. … applies to an offense that is [CS CHANGES] “not otherwise barred from prosecution on or before July 1, 2020” [TO] “committed on or after July 1, 2020.”
RELATED BILLS (4) HB 69, HB 199, HB 541, AND SB 892
HB 69 Sexual Battery Prosecution Time Limitation Reps. Davis; Plakon 9/18/2019 House – Withdrawn prior to introduction Donna’s Law amends s. 775.15, F.S.; eliminates time limitation for prosecution of sexual battery of minors; (20) … a prosecution for a violation of s. 794.011 may be commenced at any time.
HB 69 RELATED BILLS (2) SEE SB 170 AND HB 892
HB 199 Sexual Battery Prosecution Time Limitation Reps. Davis; Plakon; Grieco 2/4/2020 House – Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 next Judiciary Committee Donna’s Law amends s. 775.15, F.S.; eliminates time limitation for prosecution of sexual battery of minors; (20) … a prosecution for a violation of s. 794.011, committed on or after July 31, 2020, (CHG-1) may be commenced at any time.
HB 199 RELATED BILLS (3) SEE SB 170, HB 541 & HB 892
HB 541 Sexual Offenses Reps. Slosberg ; Polo 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 45 Amends s. 775.15, F.S.; eliminates time limitation for prosecution of sexual battery; (14)(c) … a prosecution for a first or second degree felony violation of s. 794.011 may be commenced at any time. This paragraph applies to any such offense except an offense the prosecution of which would have been barred on or before July 1, 2020.
HB 541 RELATED BILLS (5) SEE SB 170, HB 199, HB 727, SB 892 AND SB 1028
SB 892 Sexual Offenses Sen. Berman 1/14/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 68 Amends s. 775.15, F.S.; revising statute of limitations periods for prosecution of certain sexual offenses; …a prosecution for a first or second degree felony violation of s. 794.011 on a victim 16 years of age or older at the time of the offense may be commenced at any time.
SB 892 RELATED BILLS (6) SEE HB 69, SB 170, HB 199, HB 541, SB 1028 AND HB 727
HB 727 Survivors of Sexual Offenses Rep. Hattersley 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 60 This act may be cited as the “Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.” 2. The crime laboratory must retain the sexual offense evidence kit for a minimum of 20 years, or until the survivor reaches 40 years of age if the survivor was a minor when the sexual offense occurred, before it is destroyed.
HB 727 RELATED BILLS (3) SEE HB 541, SB 892 & SB 1028
SB 1028 Survivors of Sexual Offenses Sen. Book 1/14/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 77 This act may be cited as the “Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.” 2. The crime laboratory must retain the sexual offense evidence kit for a minimum of 20 years, or until the survivor reaches 40 years of age if the survivor was a minor when the sexual offense occurred, before it is destroyed.
SB 1028 RELATED BILLS (3) SEE HB 541, HB 727 & SB 892
HB 333 Bail Pending Appellate Review Rep. Leek 2/4/2020 House – Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 next Judiciary Committee Prohibits bail to specified offenders pending review following conviction for offense requiring sexual offender or sexual predator registration if victim was minor.
RELATED BILLS (1) SB 510
SB 510 Bail Pending Appellate Review Sen. Wright 1/14/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 40 Prohibiting a court from granting bail to specified offenders pending review following a conviction for an offense requiring sexual offender or sexual predator registration if the victim was a minor, etc.
SB 556 Inmate Conditional Medical Release Sens. Brandes; Perry 1/31/2020 Senate – Now in Appropriations final committee Requiring any inmate who meets certain criteria to be considered for conditional medical release. CHANGE-1 ADDS ELECTRONIC MONITORING “IF NECESSARY.” Unless I’m missing something here, it appears that “sex offenders” are eligible.
RELATED BILLS (2) HB 837 AND SB 1728
HB 837 Inmate Conditional Release Rep. DuBose 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 71 (b) An inmate may not be considered for release through the program if he or she has ever been found guilty of, regardless of adjudication, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, or has been adjudicated delinquent for committing: 2. Any felony offense that serves as a predicate to registration as a sexual offender in accordance with s. 943.0435;
HB 837 RELATED BILLS (3) SEE SB 556, SB 574, AND SB 1728
S 1728 Public Meetings and Records/Conditional Medical Release Program Sen. Brandes 1/31/2020 Senate – Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability next Rules Under the guise of protecting the inmate’s medical information, they are cloaking the determination process.
SB 1728 RELATED BILLS (2) SEE SB 556 AND HB 837
SB 574 Aging Inmate Conditional Release Sens. Brandes; Perry 1/31/2020 Senate – Now in Appropriations last committee Requiring that an inmate who meets certain criteria be considered for conditional aging inmate release…unless ever been found guilty of, regardless of adjudication, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, or has been adjudicated delinquent for committing … a violation … which results in the actual killing of a human being … [or] … any felony offense that serves as a predicate to registration as a sexual offender … ;
SB 574 RELATED BILLS (2) SEE HB 837 AND SB 1718
SB 1718 Public Meetings and Records/Conditional Aging Inmate Release Program Sen. Brandes 1/31/2020 Senate – Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability next Rules Under the guise of protecting the inmate’s medical information, they are cloaking the determination process.
SB 1718 RELATED BILLS (1) SEE SB 574
HB 759 Human Trafficking Rep. Watson 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 62 (12)(a) The court shall order a defendant convicted of an offense under this section, chapter 794, chapter 796, chapter 800, s. 810.145, chapter 827, or chapter 847 involving a minor victim to pay mandatory restitution to the minor victim in an amount equal to the cost of rehabilitation.
HB 883 Education Rep. Duggan 1/31/2020 House – On Committee agenda– PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 3:30 pm, Reed Hall A person registered as a “Sex Offender” may not serve or apply to serve as an employee or contracted personnel at any public school or private school that accepts funds from a state scholarship program under chapter 1002 in the state. An individual who knowingly violates this provision commits a felony of the third degree.
RELATED BILLS (1) SB 534
SB 534 Education Sen. Diaz 1/14/2020 Senate – CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 126 Contains a long list of disqualifying offenses, mostly sexual, for serving or applying for employment, including contracted, at any public school or private school that accepts funds from a state scholarship program under chapter 1002 in the state. An individual who knowingly violates this provision commits a felony of the third degree.
HB 1003 Sentencing Rep. Stone 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 86 Creates conditional sentence for substance use & mental health offenders; (3) ELIGIBILITY.— An offender who has never been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, the commission of, an attempt to commit, or a conspiracy to commit … any offense that requires a person to register as a sex offender in accordance with s. 943.0435.
RELATED BILLS (1) SB 1304
SB 1304 Sentencing Sen. Brandes 1/21/2020 Senate – Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice next Appropriations Creates conditional sentence for substance use & mental health offenders; (3) ELIGIBILITY.— An offender who has never been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, the commission of, an attempt to commit, or a conspiracy to commit … any offense that requires a person to register as a sex offender in accordance with s. 943.0435.
HB 1017 Criminal Justice Rep. Bush 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 89 Excludes sexual predator registrants from reduced sentencing relief based on sentence being greater than necessary to achieve purpose. Renders registrants convicted of offenses listed in 775.21(4)(a)1. & 943.0435(1)(h)1.a. ineligible for gain time credits under new EVIDENCE-BASED RECIDIVISM REDUCTION PROGRAM. Programs list includes faith based and nearly all beneficial programs.
RELATED BILLS (1) HB 1445
HB 1445 Sentencing and Incarceration Rep. Donalds 1/17/2020 H Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee “Florida First-Step Act.” An inmate who is currently serving a sentence for or has been previously convicted of … a violation specified as a predicate offense for registration as a sexual predator or sexual offender, is not eligible to earn or receive … any type of gain-time in an amount that would cause a sentence to expire, end, or terminate, or that would result in a prisoner’s release, prior to serving a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence imposed.
HB 1445 RELATED BILLS (3) HB 1017, (SB 346 AND SB 468 – IRRELEVANT)
HB 1055 Law Enforcement Activities Rep. Brannan 2/4/2020 House – Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c) next Justice Appropriations Subcommittee ALLOWS REGISTANTS TO REPORT VEHICLE CHANGES ONLINE, ALLOWS OUT-OF-STATE REGISTRANTS TO BE REMOVED FROM PUBLIC REGISTRY, AND TWEAKS PRE-REPORTING FOR TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS.
RELATED BILLS (1)
SB 1552 Law Enforcement Activities Sen. Flores 1/14/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 116 ALLOWS REGISTANTS TO REPORT VEHICLE CHANGES ONLINE, ALLOWS OUT-OF-STATE REGISTRANTS TO BE REMOVED FROM PUBLIC REGISTRY, AND TWEAKS PRE-REPORTING FOR TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS.
HB 1129 Home Delivery Services Rep. Caruso 1/14/2020 House – Introduced -HJ 98 Prohibits a home delivery service provider from entering the home of or being unsupervised with a consumer upon the conviction, or any other adjudication, of specified crimes
RELATED BILLS (1)
SB 1796 Home Delivery Services Sen. Perry 1/22/2020 Senate – Introduced -SJ 174 Prohibits a home delivery service provider from entering the home of or being unsupervised with a consumer upon the conviction, or any other adjudication, of specified crimes
SB 1150 Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition Sen. Stewart 1/14/2020 S Introduced -SJ 84 800.04 Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age.— (7) LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS EXHIBITION.— (a) A person who: 3. Intentionally commits any other sexual act that does not involve actual physical or sexual contact with the victim … in the victim’s immediate vicinity, irrespective of whether the victim is aware of the conduct, commits lewd or lascivious exhibition. (b) An offender 18 years of age or older who commits a lewd or lascivious exhibition commits a felony of the second degree. Opens the door for “others” to report something that never happened.
HB 1193 Deregulation of Professions and Occupations Rep. Ingoglia 1/28/2020 House – Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 449 last committee Modifies s. 468.408 Bond required.—(1) An owner or operator of a talent agency shall obtain a bond in the form of a surety by a reputable company engaged in the bonding business and authorized to do business in this state. The bond shall be for the penal sum of $5,000, with one or more sureties, and be conditioned that the owner or operator of the talent agency conform to and not violate any of the duties, terms, conditions, provisions, or requirements of this part. Such bond may not be issued or renewed by the bonding agency unless each owner or operator of a talent agency submits fingerprints to the Department of Law Enforcement for a state criminal history record check and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check, and the bonding agency verifies by examination of the criminal history records checks that each owner or operator has not been convicted of a crime that would require registration as a sexual offender, as required in s. 943.0435 or s. 944.607, or as a sexual predator, as required under s. 775.21.
HB 1193 RELATED BILLS (3) (SB 474, HB 707 AND SB 1124 – IRRELEVANT)
SB 1716 Sentencing Sen. Brandes 2/4/2020 Senate – CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 next Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Sentencing; Revising the required sentencing structure for prison release reoffenders upon proof from a state attorney which establishes that a defendant is a prison release reoffender; applying the revised sentencing structure to certain persons under certain circumstances; providing resentencing requirements; deleting a provision that requires a state attorney to explain a sentencing deviation in writing under certain circumstances, etc. Unless I’m missing something here, it appears that “sex offenders” are eligible.

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