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Criminal justice information is public information in Florida. Bulk or compiled records may be obtained under agency's public record discretion or agreement for research purposes.

SB 1392: Criminal Justice

2018

This bill was aimed at promoting criminal justice data transparency across the state of Florida. As such, the intent of the legislature was to create a model of uniform criminal justice data collection process which required local and state criminal justice agencies to collect, report and maintain various data points (e.g., defendant name, address, zip code, date of alleged offense, offense type, dates whereupon criminal prosecution formally initiated through filing, time served in custody, fees and fines, bail, etc). This bill thereby required data be transmitted to the Department of Law Enforcement and made publicly accessible by the department.

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Sponsors

Senator - Jeffrey Brandes
Republican, SD-024
Senator - Keith Perry
Republican, SD-008
Senator - Dana Young
Republican, SD-018

Media

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Missing: Criminal Justice Data

Date: Mar 22, 2018 | The New York Times

CS/HB 1065: Expunction of Criminal History Records

2018

This bill established eligibility for expungement of criminal cases (i.e acquittals, not guilty verdicts, dismissals). Additionally, this bill revised procedures pertaining to the application for expungement and the issuance of a certificate of eligibility for expunction by the Department of Law Enforcement.

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Sponsors

- House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Committee
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Representative - Dane Eagle
Republican, HD-077
Representative - Shevrin Jones
Democrat, HD-101
Representative - Larry Ahern
Republican, HD-066
Representative - Tracie Davis
Democrat, HD-013
Representative - Roy Hardemon
Democrat, HD-108
Senator - Gayle Harrell
Republican, SD-025
Representative - Al Jacquet
Democrat, HD-088
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