2010 Florida Statutes
Commercial exploitation of self-murder.
Commercial exploitation of self-murder.—
As used in this section, the term:
“Deliberately assisting” means carrying out a public act that is intended to:
Aid, abet, facilitate, permit, advocate, or encourage;
Publicize, promote, advertise, operate, stage, schedule, or conduct;
Provide or secure a venue, transportation, or security; or
Result in the collection of an admission or fee.
“Self-murder” means the voluntary and intentional taking of one’s own life. As used in this section, the term includes attempted self-murder.
“Simulated self-murder” means the artistic depiction or portrayal of self-murder which is not an actual self-murder. The term includes, but is not limited to, an artistic depiction or portrayal of self-murder in a script, play, movie, or story presented to the public or during an event.
A person may not for commercial or entertainment purposes:
Conduct any event that the person knows or reasonably should know includes an actual self-murder as a part of the event or deliberately assist in an actual self-murder.
Provide a theater, auditorium, club, or other venue or location for any event that the person knows or reasonably should know includes an actual self-murder as a part of the event.
This section does not prohibit any event during which simulated self-murder will occur.
It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that an attempted self-murder did not result in a self-murder.
The Attorney General or any state attorney may bring a civil proceeding for declaratory, injunctive, or other relief to enforce the provisions of this section.
s. 1, ch. 2004-30; s. 141, ch. 2005-2.