Senate Criminal Justice Committee Bills

Email or call your STATE Senator and urge that he or she vote as noted on the bills listed below at the Senate Criminal Justice Committee meeting this Monday, 04/08/19, 1:30 pm

Most of us are in Senate District 24, Jeff Brandes (850) 487-5024 [] or find your reps at

Include your name and address or Zip Code so your legislator knows you are a constituent.

Vote YES SB 876 Juvenile Justice Limits ‘direct file’ options charging children as adults and provides for their redemption and restoration of judicial oversight.

Vote YES SB 982 Human Trafficking Requires DLA to develop and operate a hotline to receive reports of potential human trafficking activity & report specified reports to law enforcement.

Vote YES SB 1260 Mandatory Direct File Limits ‘direct file’ options charging children as adults and provides for their redemption and restoration of judicial oversight.

Vote NO SB 1238 Safety of Religious Institutions Allowing weapons in schools puts children and the school community at a greater risk of gun violence and would impede the response of law enforcement to an active shooter incident.


ALSO: ask your Senator to urge the Criminal Justice Committee Chair, Keith Perry to place these bills on his next committee agenda.

SB 110 Youth in Solitary Confinement
SB 370 Victims of Human Trafficking
SB 472 Death Penalty
SB 500 Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines
SB 636 Use or Threatened Use of Force
SB 704 General Savings Provisions
SB 734 Penalties and Fees
SB 834 Presentencing Consideration
SB 850 Prosecution of Juvenile Offenders
SB 870 Detention of Children
SB 940 Crimes Evidencing Prejudice
SB 1212 Gain-time
SB 1326 Incarcerated Women with Newborn Children
SB 1402 Inmate Confinement

The prison population has exploded and millions of dollars are spent to incarcerate people for nonviolent drug offenses under mandatory minimum sentencing laws that do not deter the use or sale of drugs or make communities safer

Low-level drug incarcerations required by mandatory minimum sentencing costs Florida more than $100 million annually.

Expand eligibility for conditional medical release to ease suffering and provide compassionate end of life care.

Treat and rehabilitate those charged with crimes resulting from childhood abuse or neglect, mental illness and/or substance addiction to reduce recidivism

Prepare inmates for reunification with their families and provide them with skills for acquiring employment and shelter

Prevent children and other vulnerable inmates from harm and conditions detrimental to their health, wellbeing and fitness to return to society as responsible adults

Enact measures to prevent sexual assault, bullying, abuse, trafficking and hate crimes.