Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/CS/HB 165, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Steube moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 22 - 35
    4  and insert:
    5  conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism; punishment;
    6  exemption from liability.—
    7         (1) Any person who writes or composes and also sends or
    8  procures the sending of any letter, inscribed communication, or
    9  electronic communication, whether such letter or communication
   10  be signed or anonymous, to any person, containing a threat to
   11  kill or to do bodily injury to the person to whom such letter or
   12  communication is sent, or a threat to kill or do bodily injury
   13  to any member of the family of the person to whom such letter or
   14  communication is sent, or any person who makes, posts, or
   15  transmits a threat in a writing or other record, including an
   16  electronic record, to conduct a mass shooting or an act of
   17  terrorism, in any manner that would allow another person to view
   18  the threat, commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as
   19  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   20         (2) This section does not impose liability on a provider of
   21  an interactive computer service, communications services as
   22  defined in s. 202.11, a commercial mobile service, or an
   23  information service, including, but not limited to, an Internet
   24  service provider or a hosting service provider, if it provides
   25  the transmission, storage, or caching of electronic
   26  communications or messages of others or provides another related
   27  telecommunications service, commercial mobile radio service, or
   28  information service for use by another person who violates this
   29  section. This exemption from liability is consistent with and in
   30  addition to any liability exemption provided under 47 U.S.C. s.
   31  230.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete lines 4 - 10
   36  and insert:
   37         F.S.; prohibiting a person from making, posting, or
   38         transmitting a threat to conduct a mass shooting or an
   39         act of terrorism in a writing or other record in any
   40         manner that would allow another person to view the
   41         threat; providing criminal penalties; exempting
   42         certain providers of services from liability amending
   43         s. 921.0022, F.S.; conforming a provision to changes
   44         made by the act; reenacting ss.