Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1530 Ì156864HÎ156864 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Book) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 154.012, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 154.012 Sexual assault response teams; membership; duties.— 8 (1) The health department in every county in this state, or 9 its designee, shall participate in the local sexual assault 10 response team coordinated by the certified rape crisis center 11 serving the county if such a team exists. If a local sexual 12 assault response team does not exist, the certified rape crisis 13 center serving the county may coordinate with community partners 14 to establish a local or a regional team. The purpose of the 15 sexual assault response team is to ensure a coordinated 16 multidisciplinary response to sexual violence. 17 (2) Each team shall develop a written protocol to govern 18 the team’s response to sexual assault which includes: 19 (a) The role and responsibilities of each team member. 20 (b) Procedural issues regarding the immediate crisis and 21 health care and law enforcement responses and followup services 22 provided to a victim. 23 (c) Procedures for the preservation, secure storage, and 24 destruction of evidence from a sexual assault evidence kit, 25 including length of storage, site of storage, and chain of 26 custody. 27 (d) Procedures for maintaining the confidentiality of the 28 victim regarding the forensic medical examination. 29 (3) Membership of each team shall be determined by the 30 certified rape crisis center in collaboration with community 31 partners. At a minimum, membership should include the following 32 persons or their designees: 33 (a) The director of the local certified rape crisis center; 34 (b) A representative from the county health department; 35 (c) The state attorney; 36 (d) The chief of police; 37 (e) The county sheriff; 38 (f) Forensic sexual assault nurse examiners; and 39 (g) A representative from local hospital emergency 40 departments. 41 (4) The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence shall 42 provide technical assistance relating to the development and 43 implementation of the teams. 44 (5) Each team shall promote and support the use of 45 qualified sexual assault forensic examiners who have 46 successfully completed a minimum of 40 hours of specialized 47 training in the provision of trauma-informed medical care and in 48 the collection of evidence for sexual assault victims. 49 Section 2. Subsection (7) is added to section 943.17, 50 Florida Statutes, to read: 51 943.17 Basic recruit, advanced, and career development 52 training programs; participation; cost; evaluation.—The 53 commission shall, by rule, design, implement, maintain, 54 evaluate, and revise entry requirements and job-related 55 curricula and performance standards for basic recruit, advanced, 56 and career development training programs and courses. The rules 57 shall include, but are not limited to, a methodology to assess 58 relevance of the subject matter to the job, student performance, 59 and instructor competency. 60 (7) The commission, in consultation with the Florida 61 Council Against Sexual Violence, shall establish minimum 62 standards for basic and advanced career development training 63 programs for law enforcement officers that include a culturally 64 responsive trauma-informed response to sexual assault. After 65 July 1, 2022, every basic skills course required for law 66 enforcement officers to obtain initial and continuing education 67 certification must include training on culturally responsive 68 trauma-informed interviewing of sexual assault victims and 69 investigations of alleged sexual assaults. 70 Section 3. Section 943.1724, Florida Statutes, is created 71 to read: 72 943.1724 Training on sexual assault.— 73 (1) The commission shall incorporate a culturally 74 responsive trauma-informed response to sexual assault into the 75 course curriculum required for a law enforcement officer to 76 obtain initial certification. 77 (2) Each law enforcement officer must successfully complete 78 training on sexual violence and interviewing and investigations 79 of sexual assault victims, with an emphasis on culturally 80 responsive trauma-informed interviewing of sexual assault 81 victims and alleged sexual assault investigations as a part of 82 the basic recruit training, as required under s. 943.13(9), 83 training required under s. 943.131(4)(a), or as a part of 84 continuing training or education required under s. 943.135(1), 85 before July 1, 2024. If an officer fails to complete the 86 required training, his or her certification must be placed on 87 inactive status until the employing agency notifies the 88 commission that the officer has completed the training. 89 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021. 90 91 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 92 And the title is amended as follows: 93 Delete everything before the enacting clause 94 and insert: 95 A bill to be entitled 96 An act relating to victims of sexual offenses; 97 creating s. 154.012, F.S.; requiring counties to 98 establish sexual assault response teams; providing for 99 duties, membership, and technical assistance; 100 requiring teams to promote the use of sexual assault 101 forensic examiners meeting certain requirements; 102 amending s. 943.17, F.S.; requiring the Criminal 103 Justice Standards and Training Commission, in 104 consultation with the Florida Council Against Sexual 105 Violence, to establish minimum standards for basic and 106 advanced career development training programs for law 107 enforcement officers that include a culturally 108 responsive trauma-informed response to sexual assault; 109 requiring every basic skills course for law 110 enforcement officers to include certain training by a 111 specified date; creating s. 943.1724, F.S.; requiring 112 the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission 113 to incorporate a culturally responsive trauma-informed 114 response to sexual assault into a certain course 115 curriculum; requiring each certified law enforcement 116 officer to successfully complete a specified number of 117 hours of training on sexual violence and interviewing 118 of sexual assault victims and investigations of 119 alleged sexual assault within a specified timeframe; 120 providing requirements for current law enforcement 121 officers; providing an effective date.