Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 540
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Perry) recommended the
       following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Delete lines 64 - 86
    4  and insert:
    5  for employees of public lodging establishments; enforcement.—
    6         (1) A public lodging establishment shall:
    7         (a) Provide training regarding human trafficking awareness
    8  to employees of the establishment who perform housekeeping
    9  duties in the rental units or who work at the front desk or
   10  reception area where guests ordinarily check-in or check-out.
   11  Such training shall be provided within 6 months after employment
   12  in that role, or by January 1, 2021, whichever occurs later.
   13  Proof of such employee training shall be provided to the
   14  division upon request.
   15         (b) By January 1, 2021, implement a procedure for the
   16  reporting of suspected human trafficking to the National Human
   17  Trafficking Hotline or to a local law enforcement agency.
   18         (c) By January 1, 2021, post in a conspicuous place in the
   19  establishment accessible to employees a sign with the relevant
   20  provisions of the reporting procedure provided for in paragraph
   21  (b).
   22         (2) The human trafficking awareness training required in
   23  paragraph (1)(a) shall be submitted to and approved by the
   24  division before the training is provided to employees and shall
   25  include the following:
   26         (a) The definition of human trafficking and the difference
   27  between the two forms of human trafficking: sex trafficking and
   28  labor trafficking.
   29         (b) Guidance specific to the public lodging sector on how
   30  to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking.
   31         (c) Guidance on the role of the employees of a public
   32  lodging establishment in reporting and responding to suspected
   33  human trafficking.
   34         (3) Pursuant to s. 509.261, the division may take
   35  disciplinary action against a public lodging establishment that
   36  has operated or is operating in violation of this section.
   37         (4) This section does not establish a private cause of
   38  action. A public lodging establishment shall not be liable for
   39  any harm resulting from the failure of an employee to prevent,
   40  detect, or report suspected human trafficking if the public
   41  lodging establishment was in compliance with the requirements of
   42  this section at the time of such harm.
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   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete lines 3 - 10
   47  and insert:
   48         509.096, F.S.; requiring a public lodging
   49         establishment to train certain employees and create
   50         certain policies relating to human trafficking by a
   51         specified date; providing requirements for such
   52         training; permitting the Division of Hotels and
   53         Restaurants of the Department of Business and
   54         Professional Regulation to take disciplinary action
   55         against a public lodging establishment for failure to
   56         comply with such requirements; providing that this
   57         section does not establish a private cause of action
   58         against a public lodging establishment; creating s.
   59         787.08,