Source: Florida Politics
By Ryan Nicol
March 25, 2019
A companion measure to Sen. Lauren Book‘s bill aiming to combat human trafficking will begin moving its way through the House Tuesday at a hearing in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, a Fort Myers Republican, introduced the House version of the legislation (HB 851).
Fitzhagen’s measure mirrors what Book says were her four goals in crafting the Senate version (SB 540): training for hotel employees to spot victims of trafficking, establishment of a direct support organization for trafficking survivors, a new curriculum for law enforcement to address human trafficking, and setting up a registry for those who have solicited prostitutes.