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CS/CS/HB 99: Sexual Exploitation

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee ; Fresen ; Nunez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Baxley ; Bullard ; Clemens ; Costello ; Cruz ; Diaz ; Dorworth ; Fullwood ; Harrison ; Horner ; Jenne ; Julien ; Kiar ; Logan ; Lopez-Cantera ; Oliva ; Perman ; Perry ; Plakon ; Rooney ; Snyder ; Weinstein

Sexual Exploitation; Cites act as "Florida Safe Harbor Act"; provides legislative intent & goals; revises definitions; authorizes delivery of children alleged to be dependent & sexually exploited to short-term safe houses; requires assessment of certain children for placement in safe house; provides for use of such assessments; requires annual report concerning placements; requires circuits of DCFS to address child welfare service needs of sexually exploited children in master plans; provides duties, responsibilities, & requirements for safe houses & their operators; provides for training for law enforcement officials who are likely to encounter sexually exploited children; provides for increased civil penalty for soliciting another to commit prostitution or related acts; provides for disposition of proceeds; allows victim compensation for sexually exploited children.

Effective Date: 1/1/2013
Last Action: 4/16/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-105
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/18/2011 House • Filed
9/15/2011 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 14
11/30/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 12/07/11, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
12/7/2011 House • CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 178
12/16/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/5/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Committee
• CS referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 169
• Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee -HJ 169
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 13
• CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 161
1/27/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
1/31/2012 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 319
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 319
2/14/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/16/12, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
2/16/2012 House • CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 683
2/17/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
2/20/2012 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 682
• CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 673
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/22/12
2/22/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 710
• Amendment(s) adopted (780657) -HJ 711
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/23/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 758
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 758
2/24/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 838
• Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 838
3/8/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 965
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 965
• Substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 202 -SJ 965
• Read 2nd time -SJ 965
• Read 3rd time -SJ 965
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 965
3/8/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1243
4/6/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/13/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/16/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-105