PUBLICATIONS

UPDATED 9-19-16!

Effective 05/22/15
Ch. Law 2015-172787.29
HB 369 - Human Trafficking

Provides human trafficking public awareness signs be displayed by FDOT in every rest area, turnpike service plaza, weigh station, primary airport passenger rail station and welcome center open to the public. Also, requires human trafficking awareness signs in emergency rooms at general acute care hospitals, strip clubs or other adult entertainment establishments, and businesses or establishments offering massage or bodyworks services not owned by a heath care profession.
Authorizes counties to adopt an ordinance to enforce provisions related to this bill, with a violation being a noncriminal violation and punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.


Effective 10/01/15
Ch. Law 2015-144796.07 & 943.0583
HB 465 - Human Trafficking

Increases criminal penalties for soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring another to commit prostitution. A first offense is a 1st degree misdemeanor, second offense is a 3rd degree felony, & third, or subsequent, offense is a 2nd degree felony.
Requires a judge to sentence a person convicted of solicitation to 10 days in jail if second or subsequent conviction for solicitation. Requires court to order person convicted of solicitation to perform 100 hours of community service and complete an educational program about the negative effects of prostitution and human trafficking. Authorizes a judge to impound or immobilize the car of a person convicted of solicitation up to 60 days.


Effective 10/01/15
Ch. Law 2015-145119.071, 943.583
HB 467 - Public Records Exemption Human Trafficking Victims

Expands the types of criminal intelligence and criminal investigative information that are confidential and exempt from public records requirements to include:
· Any information revealing the identity of a person under the age of 18 who is victim of a crime of human trafficking for labor or services,
· Any information revealing the identity of a person who is the victim of a crime of human trafficking for commercial sexual activity, or
· A photograph, videotape, or image of any part of the body of a victim of a crime of human trafficking involving commercial sexual activity.
Making the above-described criminal intelligence and criminal investigative information confidential and exempt from public records requirements under the section providing expunction for human trafficking victims.
· Authorizes release of the confidential and exempt information by a law enforcement agency in certain instances, and provides for retroactivity.
· Repeals October 2, 2020.

FLORIDA LEGISLATION