Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1368 By Senator Book 32-00129G-20 20201368__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to human trafficking prevention; 3 amending s. 488.01, F.S.; requiring certain commercial 4 driver schools to offer as part of their curriculum 5 either a human trafficking prevention course 6 administered by the Department of Law Enforcement or 7 by a certain organization or certain industry-specific 8 training; requiring the Department of Law Enforcement 9 to adopt rules by a specified date to develop and 10 implement the human trafficking prevention course; 11 amending s. 1012.45, F.S.; requiring that a specified 12 amount of time in a school bus driver training program 13 provided by a district school board be allocated to 14 certain industry-specific training; providing an 15 effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Section 488.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to 20 read: 21 488.01 License to engage in business of operating a driver 22 school required.— 23 (1) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 24 shall oversee and license all commercial driver schools except 25 truck driving schools. All commercial truck driving schools 26 shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 1005, and 27 additionally, shall be subject to subsection (2) and
the28 provisions ofss. 488.04 and 488.05. No person, group, 29 organization, institution, business entity, or corporate entity 30 may engage in the business of operating a driver school without 31 first obtaining a license therefor from the Department of 32 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pursuant to this chapter or 33 from the Commission for Independent Education pursuant to 34 chapter 1005. 35 (2) Except for commercial driver schools or curriculum 36 offered only for school bus drivers, all publicly funded 37 commercial driver schools, including all commercial truck 38 driving schools, must offer as part of their curriculum either 39 of the following: 40 (a) A human trafficking prevention course administered by 41 the Department of Law Enforcement or by an organization that is 42 approved by the Department of Law Enforcement to present such a 43 course. The Department of Law Enforcement shall adopt rules to 44 develop and implement the human trafficking prevention course by 45 January 1, 2021. 46 (b) Industry-specific training on the recognition, 47 prevention, and reporting of human trafficking. 48 Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 1012.45, Florida 49 Statutes, is amended to read: 50 1012.45 School bus drivers; requirements and duties.— 51 (4) Each district school board may provide a school bus 52 driver training program and may make this program available to 53 private school bus drivers by contract. If a district school 54 board provides a school bus driver training program, 40 minutes 55 of the program must be allocated to industry-specific training 56 on the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human 57 trafficking. 58 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2020.