Recently Governor Rick Scott signed four bills (HB 369, HB 465, HB 467, HB 469) that fight Human Trafficking! HB 369, requiring the display of human trafficking public awareness and reporting signs in particular locations; HB 465, boosting protections for victims of human trafficking and sanctions for those who solicits another to commit prostitution; HB 467, expands the exemption from public records for information that may reveal the identity of human trafficking victims; and HB 469, exemption from public records for locations of facilities serving victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
During the ceremony, Scott highlighted $2.6 million budgeted for five safe homes across the state, as well as $250,000 for Selah Freedom and more than $2 million for the PACE Centers for Girls.
The funding included money for three safe homes in the Miami area: the Agape Network, Camillus House and Kristi House.
Thank you Gov. Scott and Lt. Gov Lopez Cantera for your support of this important cause. And thank you to the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee for bringing this important cause to the attention of our state government!
The full article can be found at: http://floridapolitics.com/archives/186987-gov-scott-highlights-human-trafficking-fight-with-four-new-florida-laws