Florida Senate - 2018                             CS for SB 1046
       By the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and
       Senators Book and Campbell
       586-03131-18                                          20181046c1
    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 funding sources for the
    6         trust fund; requiring the department to administer the
    7         fund; providing the purpose of the trust fund;
    8         authorizing the department to contract with certain
    9         entities, subject to availability of funds and
   10         appropriations; providing for future review and
   11         termination or re-creation of the trust fund;
   12         providing a contingent effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 787.0611, Florida Statutes, is created
   17  to read:
   18         787.0611The Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking
   19  and Prevention.—
   20         (1)There is created within the Department of Law
   21  Enforcement the Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and
   22  Prevention.
   23         (2)The trust fund shall consist of funds obtained under s.
   24  787.061 and funds received from any other source, including
   25  legislative appropriations.
   26         (3)The department shall administer the trust fund.
   27         (4) The purposes of the fund include, but are not limited
   28  to:
   29         (a) Educating the public about the recruitment,
   30  trafficking, and exploitation of persons through human
   31  trafficking.
   32         (b)Assisting in the prevention of recruitment of minors
   33  for exploitation in schools in this state.
   34         (c)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         (d)Advertising the National Human Trafficking Resource
   38  Center hotline telephone number and the BeFree Textline in
   39  diverse venues.
   40         (e)Assisting in the coordination between law enforcement
   41  agencies and service providers.
   42         (f)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         (g) Funding medical and mental health examinations and
   46  treatment, living expenses, lost wages, and repatriation of
   47  human trafficking victims.
   48         (5) Subject to the availability of funds and subject to
   49  legislative appropriation, the department may contract with
   50  entities having appropriate expertise and experience to manage
   51  and provide services outlined in this section.
   52         (6)In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State
   53  Constitution, the trust fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be
   54  terminated on July 1, 2022. Before its scheduled termination,
   55  the trust fund shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1)
   56  and (2).
   57         Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   58  SB 1044 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   59  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   60  thereof and becomes a law.