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CS/HB 615 — Human Trafficking

by Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee and Rep. Overdorf (CS/SB 1436 by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee and Senator Garcia)

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

Prepared by: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee (CF)

The bill requires the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking (Statewide Council) to evaluate how social media platforms are used to facilitate human trafficking within Florida and to make recommendations on how to stop or prevent them from being used for such purposes.

The bill also requires certain entities to develop and implement training related to human trafficking, including to require:

  • The direct-support organization of the Statewide Council to develop training on human trafficking for fire safety inspectors which is eligible for continuing education credit; and
  • Foster parents and agency staff to complete preservice and inservice training on human trafficking at specified intervals.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 112-0