Hey Gang, I write this post in haste because after reading through the Bill regarding Human Trafficking and seeing the response from the Florida Department of Health I get really worked up. As a owner of a massage establishment the state with this bill will be putting much more burden on the owners than was originally thought by the State Executive Board of the FSMTA. I was sent this response by our very own “Scott” our State Legislative Chair at the state level. He himself expressed concern over the Department of Health’s response to implementing the bill if and when it is signed into LAW.
Here is the email that was sent to the Senator of Tampa that is sponsoring this bill.
Dear Senator Joyner,
Please find attached a bill analysis for SB 966.
This analysis is provided for the sole purpose of a reference tool. This document contains insight and factual information as the direct impact such legislation will have on the Department of Health. This document is not necessarily a reflection of a position by the Department of Health or any of the Department’s agencies or entities unless, otherwise specifically stated.
Reference herein to any subject matter does not constitute or imply any form of an endorsement or position taken by the Department of Health or any of the Department’s agencies or entities.
Neither the Department of Health nor any other entities thereof, assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness or any information, product or process disclosed.
Kim Berfield Manny Arisso
Deputy Secretary Legislative Director
Florida Department of Health Florida Department of Health
Additionally, what is even more distrubing is the actual response from Florida Department of Health. Which is in PDF form and I have linked here for you viewing eyes.
FDOH response to SB966 Human Trafficking