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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 937
MISSING PERSON INVESTIGATIONS
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F.S. 937.028
937.028 Fingerprints; missing persons.
(1) If fingerprints have been taken for the purpose of identifying a child, in the event that child becomes missing, the state agency, public or private organization, or other person who took such fingerprints shall not release the fingerprints to any law enforcement agency or other person for any purpose other than the identification of a missing child. Such records and data are exempt from s. 119.07(1).
(2) Fingerprints of children taken and retained by any state agency other than the Department of Law Enforcement, any public or private organization, or other person, excluding the parent or legal custodian of the child, shall be destroyed when the child attains 18 years of age. Fingerprints of persons, including children, who are reported missing that have been entered into the automated biometric identification system maintained by the Department of Law Enforcement may be retained until the department is notified that the missing person has been recovered.
History.s. 2, ch. 84-43; s. 1, ch. 94-95; s. 439, ch. 96-406; s. 8, ch. 2013-116.