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CS/HB 675 — Exposure of Sexual Organs

by Judiciary Committee and Rep. Mercado and others (CS/SB 1018 by Criminal Justice Committee and Senator Stewart)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill increases the penalty from a first degree misdemeanor to a third degree felony for a second or subsequent offense of the unlawful exposure of sexual organs. The bill also specifies that being naked in public in a vulgar or indecent manner is a violation of s. 800.03, F.S.

The bill provides that exposing of sexual organs by a mother breastfeeding her baby, or a person who is merely naked at a place provided or set apart for that purpose is not a violation of s. 800.03, F.S.

The bill adds the crime of exposure of sexual organs to the list of misdemeanor offenses for which an officer may conduct a warrantless arrest.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 37-1; House 118-0