Bill Text: FL S0370 | 2019 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Victims of Human Trafficking

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice [S0370 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S0370-Comm_Sub.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                              CS for SB 370
       
       
        
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Harrell
       
       
       
       
       
       591-02305-19                                           2019370c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to victims of human trafficking;
    3         amending s. 796.07, F.S.; providing a definition;
    4         providing construction; requiring a specified period
    5         of incarceration for solicitation of prostitution
    6         offenses involving victims of human trafficking;
    7         providing an effective date.
    8          
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10  
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (5) of section
   12  796.07, Florida Statutes, is amended, paragraph (e) is added to
   13  subsection (1) and paragraph (e) is added to subsection (5) of
   14  that section, and paragraph (f) of subsection (2) and paragraph
   15  (a) of subsection (5) of that section are republished, to read:
   16         796.07 Prohibiting prostitution and related acts.—
   17         (1) As used in this section:
   18         (e)“Human trafficking” has the same meaning as provided in
   19  s. 787.06.
   20         (2) It is unlawful:
   21         (f) To solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to
   22  commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
   23         (5)(a) A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) commits:
   24         1. A misdemeanor of the first degree for a first violation,
   25  punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   26         2. A felony of the third degree for a second violation,
   27  punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   28         3. A felony of the second degree for a third or subsequent
   29  violation, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or
   30  s. 775.084.
   31         (c) In addition to any other penalty imposed, the court
   32  shall sentence a person convicted of a second or subsequent
   33  violation of paragraph (2)(f) to a minimum mandatory period of
   34  incarceration of 10 days. This sentence shall be served
   35  consecutively to any period of incarceration imposed under
   36  paragraph (e).
   37         (e)If a person violates paragraph (2)(f) and the person
   38  solicited, induced, enticed, or procured is a victim of human
   39  trafficking, in addition to any other penalty imposed, the
   40  person shall be sentenced by the court to a period of
   41  incarceration of 30 days.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.

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