Florida Senate - 2022 SB 648 By Senator Cruz 18-00351-22 2022648__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to COVID-19 eviction information; 3 creating s. 83.691, F.S.; prohibiting consumer 4 reporting agencies or companies that provide tenant 5 screening services from including certain evictions 6 and information relating to such evictions in 7 specified reports; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Section 83.691, Florida Statutes, is created to 12 read: 13 83.691 Prohibitions relating to consumer reports and tenant 14 screening reports for evictions during a COVID-19 related public 15 health emergency.—A consumer reporting agency or a company that 16 provides tenant screening services may not include an eviction, 17 or any information relating to an eviction or a proceeding 18 seeking eviction, of a consumer in a consumer report or a report 19 used for the purpose of screening tenants if such eviction or 20 proceeding occurred during a period when a public health 21 emergency related to COVID-19 existed, as determined by the 22 United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. 23 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.