Florida Senate - 2012 SB 128 By Senator Altman 24-00112-12 2012128__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to minors; requiring a parent, legal 3 guardian, or caretaker of a minor to make reasonable 4 efforts to notify a law enforcement agency of the 5 disappearance of the minor within a specified period 6 of time after the discovery that the minor has 7 disappeared; providing criminal penalties for failing 8 to make reasonable efforts to notify a law enforcement 9 agency of the disappearance of the minor; providing an 10 effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Disappearance of a minor; notification 15 requirement.—A parent, legal guardian, or caretaker of a minor 16 must make reasonable efforts to notify a law enforcement agency 17 of the disappearance of the minor within 12 hours after the 18 discovery that the minor has disappeared. A person who violates 19 this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as 20 provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, Florida 21 Statutes. 22 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2012.