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CS/HB 1327 — Public Records/Victims of Human Trafficking

by Judiciary Committee and Rep. Spano and others (CS/CS/CS/SB 1734 by Rules Committee; Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; Criminal Justice Committee; and Senator Flores)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

This legislation creates a public record exemption for a criminal history record of a victim of human trafficking that is ordered expunged. Specifically, such record retained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is confidential and exempt from public record requirements, except that the record must be made available to criminal justice agencies for their respective criminal justice purposes; otherwise, it cannot be disclosed to any person or entity except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect January 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 116-0