Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 232
       By Senator Hukill
       8-00023C-14                                            2014232__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to biometric information; amending s.
    3         1003.01, F.S.; defining the term “biometric
    4         information” as it relates to public K-12 education;
    5         creating s. 1003.34, F.S.; prohibiting a school
    6         district or school from collecting a student’s
    7         biometric information; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (17) is added to section 1003.01,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         1003.01 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
   14         (17) “Biometric information” means information collected
   15  from the noninvasive electronic measurement and evaluation of
   16  any physical or behavioral characteristics that are attributable
   17  to a single person, including fingerprint characteristics, hand
   18  characteristics, eye characteristics, vocal characteristics,
   19  facial characteristics, and any other physical characteristics
   20  used for the purpose of electronically identifying that person
   21  with a high degree of certainty. Methods used to collect
   22  biometric information include, but are not limited to, a
   23  fingerprint or hand scan, a retina or iris scan, a voice print,
   24  or a face geometry scan.
   25         Section 2. Section 1003.34, Florida Statutes, is created to
   26  read:
   27         1003.34 Student biometric information.—A school district or
   28  school may not collect a student’s biometric information for any
   29  purpose.
   30         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.