Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 1392
By the Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations;
and Senator Crist
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Parole Commission; amending s.
3 20.32, F.S.; renaming the Parole Commission as the
4 “Florida Offender Review and Transition Commission”;
5 requesting assistance during the interim of the
6 Division of Statutory Revision in preparing conforming
7 legislation for the 2011 Regular Session; providing an
8 effective date.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
12 Section 1. Section 20.32, Florida Statutes, is amended to
14 20.32 Parole Commission.—
15 (1) The Parole and Probation Commission, authorized by s.
16 8(c), Art. IV, State Constitution of 1968, is continued and
17 renamed the Florida Offender Review and Transition
18 Commission. The commission retains its powers, duties, and
19 functions with respect to the granting and revoking of parole
20 and shall exercise powers, duties, and functions relating to
21 investigations of applications for clemency as directed by the
22 Governor and the Cabinet.
23 (2) All powers, duties, and functions relating to the
24 appointment of the Parole Commission as provided in s. 947.02 or
25 s. 947.021 shall be exercised and performed by the Governor and
26 the Cabinet. Except as provided in s. 947.021, each appointment
27 shall be made from among the first three eligible persons on the
28 list of the persons eligible for said position.
29 (3) The commission may require any employee of the
30 commission to give a bond for the faithful performance of his or
31 her duties. The commission may determine the amount of the bond
32 and must approve the bond. In determining the amount of the
33 bond, the commission may consider the amount of money or
34 property likely to be in custody of the officer or employee at
35 any one time. The premiums for the bonds must be paid out of the
36 funds of the commission.
37 Section 2. The Legislature recognizes that there is a need
38 to amend the Florida Statutes to reflect the change in the name
39 of the Parole Commission and that there may be a need to resolve
40 apparent conflicts between other legislation that has been or
41 may be enacted during 2010. Therefore, in the interim between
42 July 1, 2010, and the 2011 Regular Session of the Legislature,
43 the Division of Statutory Revision shall provide the relevant
44 substantive committees of the Senate and the House of
45 Representatives with assistance, upon request, to enable such
46 committees to prepare draft legislation to conform the Florida
47 Statutes and any legislation enacted during 2010 to the
48 provisions of this act.
49 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.