The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Gaetz) recommended the
Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
Between lines 368 and 369 insert:
Section 5. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) is added to
section 435.04, Florida Statutes, to read:
435.04 Level 2 screening standards.--
(4) Standards must also ensure that the person:
(c) For child care personnel screened pursuant to s.
402.305, s. 402.3055, s. 402.313, s. 402.3131, or s. 402.316, has
not been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo
contendere, regardless of adjudication, to offenses prohibited
under any of the following statutes or under similar statutes of
1. Section 787.025, relating to luring or enticing a child.
2. Section 794.05, relating to unlawful sexual activity
3. Section 810.14, relating to voyeurism.
4. Section 810.145, relating to video voyeurism.
5. Any delinquent act that qualified or would have
qualified an individual for inclusion on the Registered Juvenile
Sex Offender List pursuant to s. 943.0435(1)(a)1.d.
Section 6. Present subsection (4) of section 1001.10,
Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (6), and new
subsections (4) and (5) are added to that section, to read:
1001.10 Commissioner of Education; general powers and
(4) The Department of Education shall provide technical
assistance to local school districts, charter schools, the
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and private schools
that accept scholarship students under chapter 1002 or s.
220.187, in the development of policies, procedures, and training
related to educator ethics and employment practices.
(5) The Department of Education shall provide authorized
staff of local school districts, charter schools, the Florida
School for the Deaf and the Blind, private schools that accept
scholarship students under chapter 1002 or s. 220.187, and
private providers pursuant to s. 1002.55 with secure access to or
provide electronic verification of information required to
effectively screen employees through the following employment-
(a) The Professional Practices' Database of Disciplinary
Actions Against Educators;
(b) The Department of Education's Teacher Certification
(c) The Department of Education's Educator Employment
(and redesignate subsequent sections)
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And the title is amended as follows:
learning coalitions; requiring rulemaking; amending s. 435.04,
F.S.; providing additional criminal offenses for screening child
care personnel; amending s. 1001.10, F.S.; requiring the
Department of Education to assist school districts, charter
schools, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and
certain private schools and providers in developing policies and
procedures governing educator ethics and employment; requiring
the department to provide authorized staff with access to or
provide verification through certain employment-screening tools;
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