Section 943.051, Florida Statutes 2003
943.051 Criminal justice information; collection and storage; fingerprinting.--
(1) The Criminal Justice Information Program, acting as the state's central criminal justice information repository, shall:
(a) Collect, process, store, maintain, and disseminate criminal justice information and records necessary to the operation of the criminal justice information system of the department.
(b) Develop systems that inform one criminal justice agency of the criminal justice information held or maintained by other criminal justice agencies.
(2) Each adult person charged with or convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, or violation of a comparable ordinance by a state, county, municipal, or other law enforcement agency shall be fingerprinted, and such fingerprints shall be submitted to the department in the manner prescribed by rule. Exceptions to this requirement for specified misdemeanors or comparable ordinance violations may be made by the department by rule.
(3)(a) A minor who is charged with or found to have committed an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult shall be fingerprinted and the fingerprints shall be submitted to the department in the manner prescribed by rule.
(b) A minor who is charged with or found to have committed the following offenses shall be fingerprinted and the fingerprints shall be submitted to the department:
1. Assault, as defined in s. 784.011.
2. Battery, as defined in s. 784.03.
3. Carrying a concealed weapon, as defined in s. 790.01(1).
4. Unlawful use of destructive devices or bombs, as defined in s. 790.1615(1).
5. Negligent treatment of children, as defined in 1s. 827.05.
6. Assault or battery on a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, or other specified officers, as defined in s. 784.07(2)(a) and (b).
7. Open carrying of a weapon, as defined in s. 790.053.
8. Exposure of sexual organs, as defined in s. 800.03.
9. Unlawful possession of a firearm, as defined in s. 790.22(5).
10. Petit theft, as defined in s. 812.014(3).
11. Cruelty to animals, as defined in s. 828.12(1).
12. Arson, as defined in s. 806.031(1).
13. Unlawful possession or discharge of a weapon or firearm at a school-sponsored event or on school property as defined in s. 790.115.
(4) Fingerprints shall be used as the basis for criminal history records.
History.--s. 3, ch. 80-409; s. 2, ch. 85-224; s. 5, ch. 93-204; s. 1, ch. 94-126; s. 89, ch. 94-209; s. 12, ch. 95-184; s. 2, ch. 95-427; s. 2, ch. 96-293; s. 28, ch. 96-322; s. 6, ch. 98-94; s. 2, ch. 99-284; s. 6, ch. 99-300; s. 11, ch. 2000-155; s. 2, ch. 2002-51.
1Note.--Repealed by s. 11, ch. 96-322, and s. 31, ch. 96-388.