Frequently Asked Questions

What year was the PRR signed into law?

May 30, 1997

What was the original bill number for the PRR?

House Bill 1371

Was the PRR signed into law without the Governor’s signature?


How does a bill become law in Florida without the signature of the Governor?

If the Governor vetoes a bill the Legislature may overturn it, but they need a two-thirds vote of both chambers.

How many individuals have been sentenced under the PRR since it became law? How many PRR individuals are currently incarcerated?

Please see the “Statistics” page.

How many currently incarcerated PRR individuals have life sentences? What is the majority offense for life sentences?

Please see the “Statistics” page.

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