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Florida Senate - 2008 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

Bill No. SB 1670

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CHAMBER ACTION

Senate

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3/19/2008

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The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Gaetz) recommended the

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following amendment:

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     Senate Amendment (with title amendment)

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     Between lines 368 and 369 insert:

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Section 5.  Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) is added to

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section 435.04, Florida Statutes, to read:

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     435.04  Level 2 screening standards.--

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     (4)  Standards must also ensure that the person:

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     (c) For child care personnel screened pursuant to s.

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402.305, s. 402.3055, s. 402.313, s. 402.3131, or s. 402.316, has

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not been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo

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contendere, regardless of adjudication, to offenses prohibited

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under any of the following statutes or under similar statutes of

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another jurisdiction:

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     1. Section 787.025, relating to luring or enticing a child.

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     2. Section 794.05, relating to unlawful sexual activity

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with certain minors.

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     3. Section 810.14, relating to voyeurism.

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     4. Section 810.145, relating to video voyeurism.

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     5. Any delinquent act that qualified or would have

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qualified an individual for inclusion on the Registered Juvenile

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Sex Offender List pursuant to s. 943.0435(1)(a)1.d.

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     Section 6.  Present subsection (4) of section 1001.10,

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Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (6), and new

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subsections (4) and (5) are added to that section, to read:

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     1001.10  Commissioner of Education; general powers and

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duties.--

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     (4) The Department of Education shall provide technical

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assistance to local school districts, charter schools, the

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Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and private schools

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that accept scholarship students under chapter 1002 or s.

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220.187, in the development of policies, procedures, and training

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related to educator ethics and employment practices.

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     (5) The Department of Education shall provide authorized

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staff of local school districts, charter schools, the Florida

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School for the Deaf and the Blind, private schools that accept

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scholarship students under chapter 1002 or s. 220.187, and

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private providers pursuant to s. 1002.55 with secure access to or

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provide electronic verification of information required to

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effectively screen employees through the following employment-

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screening tools:

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     (a) The Professional Practices' Database of Disciplinary

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Actions Against Educators;

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     (b) The Department of Education's Teacher Certification

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Database; and

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     (c) The Department of Education's Educator Employment

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Information Database.

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(and redesignate subsequent sections)

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================ T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================

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And the title is amended as follows:

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     Delete line 16

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and insert:

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learning coalitions; requiring rulemaking; amending s. 435.04,

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F.S.; providing additional criminal offenses for screening child

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care personnel; amending s. 1001.10, F.S.; requiring the

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Department of Education to assist school districts, charter

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schools, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and

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certain private schools and providers in developing policies and

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procedures governing educator ethics and employment; requiring

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the department to provide authorized staff with access to or

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provide verification through certain employment-screening tools;

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amending ss.

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3/18/2008  11:23:00 AM     ED.ED.05177

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.

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