Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1128
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Farmer)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 201 and 202
    4  insert:
    5         Section 6. Section 509.245, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         509.245Certain registration for public lodging
    8  establishments.—A sexual offender as defined in s. 944.606(1),
    9  at least 48 hours before arrival at a public lodging
   10  establishment as defined in s. 509.242, shall register at the
   11  sheriff’s office in the county where the sexual offender is
   12  temporarily residing in accordance with the process set forth in
   13  s. 775.21, regardless of his or her planned length of stay at
   14  the public lodging establishment. A property owner or operator
   15  who has been notified that a sexual offender is staying at his
   16  or her property or is staying within 1,000 feet of his or her
   17  property must notify all other guests staying at the property of
   18  the presence of a sexual offender. The division may fine,
   19  suspend, or revoke the license of any public lodging
   20  establishment owner when the rental is not in compliance with
   21  the requirements of this section. Each online advertisement or
   22  posting of a public lodging establishment as defined in s.
   23  509.242 must prominently display the complete physical street
   24  address of the public lodging establishment accompanied by a
   25  link to the website created by the Department of Law Enforcement
   26  pursuant to s. 943.043 to notify the public of information
   27  regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders. Such
   28  advertisement or posting must also prominently display a link to
   29  s. 943.0435, and substantially the following statement: “Every
   30  sexual offender and sexual predator intending to stay at a
   31  location in Florida is required by Florida law to register in
   32  accordance with s. 509.245, Florida Statutes.”
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   35  And the title is amended as follows:
   36         Delete line 39
   37  and insert:
   38         circumstances; creating s. 509.245, F.S.; requiring
   39         sexual offenders to register with the local sheriff’s
   40         office within a specified timeframe before arrival at
   41         a public lodging establishment, regardless of the
   42         duration of the stay; requiring public lodging
   43         establishment operators to notify other guests of the
   44         presence of a sexual offender on the premises;
   45         authorizing the division to fine, suspend, or revoke
   46         the license of a public lodging establishment that
   47         fails to comply; requiring online advertisements for
   48         and posting of public lodging establishments to
   49         include certain information; providing applicability;
   50         providing