Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Applauds Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Action on Anti-Crime Legislation Signed in Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // May 2, 2023
SHERIFF IVEY: Florida’s Law and Order version of bail reform keeps criminals locked behind bars where they belong
ABOVE VIDEO: Governor DeSantis signs legislation to keep criminals out of Florida’s communities and to strengthen public safety. Each bill goes a long way to make it harder for criminals to get back out on our streets so they can victimize someone else and also holds those who target our children with acts of violence and sexual assault accountable for their horrific actions.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was written by Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For everyone out there who wants to go soft on crime and is screaming, “we want bail reform,” well, here you go…Florida’s Law and Order version of bail reform keeps criminals locked behind bars where they belong instead of back out on the streets where they can prey upon our citizens.
On Monday, I was honored, along with numerous other members of our agency, to stand with Governor Ron DeSantis as he signed three powerful new crime-fighting bills to keep our citizens safe.
Along with Attorney General Ashley Moody, I had a chance to speak during the Bill Signing ceremony to outline the importance of the three respective bills and how they are tremendous tools for law enforcement to use when combating crime in our communities!
In addition, Brevard County Deputy Josh Chamberlain shared his story of why he moved to Brevard County and joined our incredible agency. Jeff and Karen Buck shared their heartfelt journey of losing their son to fentanyl, which is rapidly destroying our entire country.
Governor DeSantis, seated at the table with our team and members of the Florida Legislature as a backdrop, ultimately signed three separate bills that tackle Florida’s version of bail reform, capital punishment in certain sexual battery cases, and offenses involving the sale and delivery of fentanyl.
Each bill goes a long way to make it harder for criminals to get back out on our streets so they can victimize someone else and also holds those who target our children with acts of violence and sexual assault accountable for their horrific actions.
HB 1627 – is designed to prevent disastrous bail reform policies, requiring the Supreme Court to create a statewide uniform bail bond schedule, along with preventing dangerous criminals from being granted pretrial release based on the crimes they’ve committed.
HB 1297 – ensures that the minimum sentence for those who sexually abuse our children will face life in prison without the possibility of parole and advances reforms to reinstate capital punishment.
HB 1359 – This bill relates to fentanyl and other controlled substances. It strengthens penalties for those who sell, manufacture, or those with the intent to do so, specifically targeting our youth, by making this poison look like candy.
I could not be more proud of the amazing men and women of our agency who protect this great community and also our great Governor, Ron DeSantis, who continues to lead not only the state of Florida but the entire nation in standing up for Law and Order!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey