Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 342
       By Senator Bracy
       11-00360-18                                            2018342__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to trust funds; creating s. 787.066,
    3         F.S.; creating the Trust Fund for Victims of Human
    4         Trafficking and Prevention within the Department of
    5         Legal Affairs; providing the purposes of, and funding
    6         sources for, the trust fund; providing for future
    7         review and termination or re-creation of the trust
    8         fund; providing a contingent effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 787.066, Florida Statutes, is created to
   13  read:
   14         787.066 Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and
   15  Prevention.—
   16         (1)There is created within the Department of Legal Affairs
   17  a trust fund to be known as the Trust Fund for Victims of Human
   18  Trafficking and Prevention.
   19         (2)The trust fund shall consist of funds obtained under s.
   20  787.063 from penalties imposed by the courts, and funds received
   21  from any other source, including legislative appropriations.
   22         (3)The purposes of the fund include, but are not limited
   23  to:
   24         (a)Educating the public about the recruitment,
   25  trafficking, and exploitation of persons through human
   26  trafficking.
   27         (b)Assisting in the prevention of recruitment in Florida
   28  schools of minors for exploitation.
   29         (c)Establishing a survivors’ resource center to make
   30  information available to survivors of human trafficking about
   31  services and resources, including legal services, social
   32  services, safe harbors, safe houses, and language services.
   33         (d)Advertising the National Human Trafficking Resource
   34  Center hotline telephone number and the Polaris BeFree Textline
   35  in diverse locations.
   36         (e)Assisting in the coordination between law enforcement
   37  agencies and service providers.
   38         (f)Providing information concerning a petition for
   39  expunction of a criminal history record resulting from the
   40  arrest or filing of charges for an offense committed or reported
   41  to have been committed while the person was a victim of human
   42  trafficking which is filed pursuant to s. 943.0583.
   43         (4)In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State
   44  Constitution, the trust fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be
   45  terminated on July 1, 2022. Before its scheduled termination,
   46  the trust fund shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1)
   47  and (2).
   48         Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   49  SB ___ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   50  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   51  thereof and becomes a law.