Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 298
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  10/30/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Evers) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 22 - 33
    4  and insert:
    5         (4) This section does not apply to:
    6         (d) A person acting in good faith on behalf of a business
    7  entity for a legitimate business purpose.
    8         This paragraph does not apply to:
    9         1. A person engaged in private investigation, as defined in
   10  s. 493.6101, on behalf of another person, unless any of the
   11  following circumstances apply:
   12         a. Such activities would otherwise be exempt under this
   13  subsection if performed by the person engaging the private
   14  investigator; or.
   15         b. The installation or use of a tracking device or tracking
   16  application was for the purpose of:
   17         I. Securing evidence to be used before a court, board,
   18  officer, or investigation committee;
   19         II. Obtaining information to determine if a crime has been
   20  committed or attempted against the United States, a territory of
   21  the United States, a state, a person, or a legal business
   22  entity;
   23         III. Locating a person known to be a fugitive from justice;
   24  or
   25         IV. Locating lost or stolen property or locating assets
   26  that have been awarded by the court.
   27         2. A private investigator who is working on behalf of a
   28  client who is subject to a protective order or a private
   29  investigator who knows or has reason to know that a person
   30  seeking his or her investigative services is involved in the
   31  commission of a crime or an unlawful act.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete lines 6 - 11
   36  and insert:
   37         specify circumstances in which the exception applies
   38         and does not apply to private investigators;
   39         reenacting s. 493.6118(1)(y), F.S.,