Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 615
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .           Floor: CA            
             03/04/2022 10:43 AM       .      03/10/2022 06:41 PM       

       Senator Garcia moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Present paragraphs (b) through (e) of subsection
    6  (4) of section 16.617, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
    7  paragraphs (c) through (f), respectively, and a new paragraph
    8  (b) is added to that subsection, to read:
    9         16.617 Statewide Council on Human Trafficking; creation;
   10  membership; duties.—
   11         (4) DUTIES.—The council shall:
   12         (b) Assess the frequency and extent to which social media
   13  platforms are used to assist, facilitate, or support human
   14  trafficking within this state, establish a process to detect
   15  such use on a consistent basis, and make recommendations on how
   16  to stop, reduce, or prevent social media platforms from being
   17  used for such purposes. To the extent that these objectives can
   18  be achieved under existing laws, the council must implement a
   19  system to do so without undue delay.
   20         Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
   21  16.618, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (f) is added
   22  to that subsection, to read:
   23         16.618 Direct-support organization.—
   24         (4)
   25         (b) Recognizing that this state hosts large-scale events,
   26  including sporting events, concerts, and cultural events, which
   27  generate significant tourism to this state, produce significant
   28  economic revenue, and often are conduits for human trafficking,
   29  the institute must develop training that is available ready for
   30  statewide dissemination by not later than October 1, 2019.
   31         1. Training must focus on detecting human trafficking, best
   32  practices for reporting human trafficking, and the interventions
   33  and treatment for survivors of human trafficking.
   34         2. In developing the training, the institute shall consult
   35  with law enforcement agencies, survivors of human trafficking,
   36  industry representatives, tourism representatives, and other
   37  interested parties. The institute also must conduct research to
   38  determine the reduction in recidivism attributable to the
   39  education of the harms of human trafficking for first-time
   40  offenders.
   41         (f) The direct-support organization shall develop training
   42  for firesafety inspectors in the recognition and reporting of
   43  human trafficking. Such training is eligible for continuing
   44  education credit under s. 633.216(4).
   45         Section 3. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (14) of
   46  section 409.175, Florida Statutes, to read:
   47         409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential
   48  child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public
   49  records exemption.—
   50         (14)
   51         (e)1. In addition to any other preservice training required
   52  by law, foster parents, as a condition of licensure, and agency
   53  staff must successfully complete preservice training related to
   54  human trafficking which must be uniform statewide and must
   55  include, but need not be limited to:
   56         a. Basic information on human trafficking, such as an
   57  understanding of relevant terminology, and the differences
   58  between sex trafficking and labor trafficking;
   59         b. Factors and knowledge on identifying children at risk of
   60  human trafficking; and
   61         c. Steps that should be taken to prevent at-risk youths
   62  from becoming victims of human trafficking.
   63         2. Foster parents, before licensure renewal, and agency
   64  staff, during each full year of employment, must complete
   65  inservice training related to human trafficking to satisfy the
   66  training requirement under subparagraph (5)(b)7.
   67         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   68  made by this act to section 409.175, Florida Statutes, in a
   69  reference thereto, paragraph (e) of subsection (3) of section
   70  63.092, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   71         63.092 Report to the court of intended placement by an
   72  adoption entity; at-risk placement; preliminary study.—
   73         (3) PRELIMINARY HOME STUDY.—Before placing the minor in the
   74  intended adoptive home, a preliminary home study must be
   75  performed by a licensed child-placing agency, a child-caring
   76  agency registered under s. 409.176, a licensed professional, or
   77  an agency described in s. 61.20(2), unless the adoptee is an
   78  adult or the petitioner is a stepparent or a relative. If the
   79  adoptee is an adult or the petitioner is a stepparent or a
   80  relative, a preliminary home study may be required by the court
   81  for good cause shown. The department is required to perform the
   82  preliminary home study only if there is no licensed child
   83  placing agency, child-caring agency registered under s. 409.176,
   84  licensed professional, or agency described in s. 61.20(2), in
   85  the county where the prospective adoptive parents reside. The
   86  preliminary home study must be made to determine the suitability
   87  of the intended adoptive parents and may be completed before
   88  identification of a prospective adoptive minor. If the
   89  identified prospective adoptive minor is in the custody of the
   90  department, a preliminary home study must be completed within 30
   91  days after it is initiated. A favorable preliminary home study
   92  is valid for 1 year after the date of its completion. Upon its
   93  completion, a signed copy of the home study must be provided to
   94  the intended adoptive parents who were the subject of the home
   95  study. A minor may not be placed in an intended adoptive home
   96  before a favorable preliminary home study is completed unless
   97  the adoptive home is also a licensed foster home under s.
   98  409.175. The preliminary home study must include, at a minimum:
   99         (e) Documentation of counseling and education of the
  100  intended adoptive parents on adoptive parenting, as determined
  101  by the entity conducting the preliminary home study. The
  102  training specified in s. 409.175(14) shall only be required for
  103  persons who adopt children from the department.
  105  If the preliminary home study is favorable, a minor may be
  106  placed in the home pending entry of the judgment of adoption. A
  107  minor may not be placed in the home if the preliminary home
  108  study is unfavorable. If the preliminary home study is
  109  unfavorable, the adoption entity may, within 20 days after
  110  receipt of a copy of the written recommendation, petition the
  111  court to determine the suitability of the intended adoptive
  112  home. A determination as to suitability under this subsection
  113  does not act as a presumption of suitability at the final
  114  hearing. In determining the suitability of the intended adoptive
  115  home, the court must consider the totality of the circumstances
  116  in the home. A minor may not be placed in a home in which there
  117  resides any person determined by the court to be a sexual
  118  predator as defined in s. 775.21 or to have been convicted of an
  119  offense listed in s. 63.089(4)(b)2.
  120         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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  123  And the title is amended as follows:
  124         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  125  and insert:
  126                        A bill to be entitled                      
  127         An act relating to human trafficking; amending s.
  128         16.617, F.S.; providing the Statewide Council on Human
  129         Trafficking with an additional duty; amending s.
  130         16.618, F.S.; deleting an obsolete provision;
  131         requiring the direct-support organization of the
  132         Statewide Council on Human Trafficking to develop
  133         certain training for firesafety inspectors; providing
  134         that such training is eligible for continuing
  135         education credits; amending s. 409.175, F.S.;
  136         requiring foster parents and agency staff to complete
  137         preservice and inservice training related to human
  138         trafficking; reenacting s. 63.092(3)(e), F.S.,
  139         relating to reports to the court of intended placement
  140         by an adoption entity, to incorporate the amendment
  141         made to s. 409.175, F.S., in a reference thereto;
  142         providing an effective date.