Risk Protection Orders
On March 9, 2018, Governor Rick signed into law Senate Bill 7026, also known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which, among other things, enacted section 790.401, Florida Statutes. Section 790.401, Florida Statutes, creates a cause of action known as a petition for risk protection order. A copy of Senate Bill 7026 can be located here.
The Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit has entered two administrative orders pertaining to risk protection orders:
Law enforcement agencies or officers intending to file petitions under section 790.401, Florida Statutes, are advised to become familiar with section 790.401, Florida Statutes, and these administrative orders, including the requirement of utilizing the template petition attached as Attachment “C” to Administrative Order 2018-27-Civ.