Florida Senate - 2018 CS for SB 1046 By the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and Senators Book and Campbell 586-03131-18 20181046c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to trust funds; creating s. 787.0611, 3 F.S.; creating the Trust Fund for Victims of Human 4 Trafficking and Prevention within the Department of 5 Law Enforcement; providing the funding sources for the 6 trust fund; requiring the department to administer the 7 fund; providing the purpose of the trust fund; 8 authorizing the department to contract with certain 9 entities, subject to availability of funds and 10 appropriations; providing for future review and 11 termination or re-creation of the trust fund; 12 providing a contingent effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 787.0611, Florida Statutes, is created 17 to read: 18 787.0611 The Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking 19 and Prevention.— 20 (1) There is created within the Department of Law 21 Enforcement the Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and 22 Prevention. 23 (2) The trust fund shall consist of funds obtained under s. 24 787.061 and funds received from any other source, including 25 legislative appropriations. 26 (3) The department shall administer the trust fund. 27 (4) The purposes of the fund include, but are not limited 28 to: 29 (a) Educating the public about the recruitment, 30 trafficking, and exploitation of persons through human 31 trafficking. 32 (b) Assisting in the prevention of recruitment of minors 33 for exploitation in schools in this state. 34 (c) Establishing a survivors’ resource center to make legal 35 services, social services, safe harbors, safe houses, and 36 language services available to survivors of human trafficking. 37 (d) Advertising the National Human Trafficking Resource 38 Center hotline telephone number and the BeFree Textline in 39 diverse venues. 40 (e) Assisting in the coordination between law enforcement 41 agencies and service providers. 42 (f) Assisting in vacating the convictions of victims of 43 human trafficking, whose offenses were the result of the force, 44 duress, or coercion of a human trafficker. 45 (g) Funding medical and mental health examinations and 46 treatment, living expenses, lost wages, and repatriation of 47 human trafficking victims. 48 (5) Subject to the availability of funds and subject to 49 legislative appropriation, the department may contract with 50 entities having appropriate expertise and experience to manage 51 and provide services outlined in this section. 52 (6) In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State 53 Constitution, the trust fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be 54 terminated on July 1, 2022. Before its scheduled termination, 55 the trust fund shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1) 56 and (2). 57 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 58 SB 1044 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 59 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 60 thereof and becomes a law.