CATEGORY: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

Inmate Conditional Medical Release 556

Prisons are often not equipped to properly care for Inmates who face terminal or debilitating illnesses and find themselves near the end of their life. This bill would allow these inmates under certain conditions a medical release in an effort to ease their pain and suffering. SB 556 passed through two committees of reference but failed to advance past the Appropriations Committee.

Bill Categories: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

AFP POSITION: Support

Conditional Aging Inmate Release 574

Prisons can have trouble properly handling all the health and safety requirements for aging inmates. This bill would allow for release of an inmate who is aged 65 and older if they have served at least ten years of their sentence, were considered to not be a threat to society, and a host of other requirements so as to not cause undue suffering. SB 574 failed to make it through the committee process.

Bill Categories: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

AFP POSITION: Support

Inmate Conditional Medical Release 556

Prisons are often not equipped to properly care for Inmates who face terminal or debilitating illnesses and find themselves near the end of their life. This bill would allow these inmates under certain conditions a medical release in an effort to ease their pain and suffering. SB 556 passed through two committees of reference but failed to advance past the Appropriations Committee.

Bill Categories: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

AFP POSITION: Support

Fines and Fees 1328

In Florida, failure to pay a court fine or fee can result in the suspension of a drivers license. This creates a burden not just socially, but also can prohibit a person from finding reliable transportation to get to work and pay off the fine leaving them open to further punishment. These bills would remove the authority to suspend a driver license based on a failure to pay fines or fees if the underlying offense is not driving-related. Both bills failed to receive a vote on the chamber floor.

Bill Categories: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

AFP POSITION: Support

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