March 27, 2017
The FCCB expressed its support in committee this week for a bill creating a criminal justice task force. The newly created group will be charged with conducting a comprehensive review of the state's criminal justice, court and corrections systems. The 28-member task force will be composed of members of the Florida House, Senate and executive branch, judges, county commissioners, a victim's advocate, a representative of the Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice, two representatives of the faith community, members of criminal defense and law enforcement associations, and a formerly incarcerated individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to rehabilitation and community improvement.
SB 458 (Brandes) unanimously passed its first two committees of reference and is now in Appropriations. HB 387 (Peters) has yet to be heard in committee.