Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1046
       By Senator Book
       32-01238-18                                           20181046__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to trust funds; creating s. 787.0611,
    3         F.S.; creating the Trust Fund for Victims of Human
    4         Trafficking and Prevention within the Department of
    5         Law Enforcement; providing the purposes of, and
    6         funding sources for, the trust fund; providing for
    7         administration of the fund; providing for future
    8         review and termination or re-creation of the trust
    9         fund; providing a contingent effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 787.0611, Florida Statutes, is created
   14  to read:
   15         787.0611The Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking
   16  and Prevention.—
   17         (1)There is created within the Department of Law
   18  Enforcement the Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and
   19  Prevention.
   20         (2)The trust fund shall consist of funds obtained under s.
   21  787.061 and funds received from any other source, including
   22  legislative appropriations.
   23         (3)(a)The department shall administer the trust fund and
   24  must use its funds in a manner that ensures that they are used
   25  for victims of human trafficking, including, but not limited to,
   26  medical and mental health examinations and treatment, living
   27  expenses, lost wages, and repatriation of such victims.
   28         (b) The trust fund moneys may also be used for the
   29  following purposes:
   30         1.Educating the public about the recruitment, trafficking,
   31  and exploitation of persons through human trafficking.
   32         2.Assisting in the prevention of recruitment of minors for
   33  exploitation in schools in this state.
   34         3.Establishing a survivors’ resource center to make legal
   35  services, social services, safe harbors, safe houses, and
   36  language services available to survivors of human trafficking.
   37         4.Advertising the National Human Trafficking Resource
   38  Center hotline telephone number and the BeFree Textline in
   39  diverse venues.
   40         5.Assisting in the coordination between law enforcement
   41  agencies and service providers.
   42         6.Assisting in vacating the convictions of victims of
   43  human trafficking, whose offenses were the result of the force,
   44  duress, or coercion of a human trafficker.
   45         (4)In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State
   46  Constitution, the trust fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be
   47  terminated on July 1, 2022. Before its scheduled termination,
   48  the trust fund shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1)
   49  and (2).
   50         Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   51  SB ___ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   52  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   53  thereof and becomes a law.