Governor Scott also signed the state budget providing millions of dollars for the testing of unprocessed kits and paving the way for private labs to assist. The budget also allocated funds to raise the wages of lab analysts to reduce turnover, purchase new forensic testing equipment and upgrade existing lab equipment.
In September, I stood with victims, advocates, lawmakers and law enforcement officers to commit my support to this very important public safety issue. As a career prosecutor, I have seen first-hand the heartache caused by sexual assault, and this important public safety legislation and state funding are significant steps toward bringing more predators to justice and helping victims heal.
I want to thank Governor Scott, state lawmakers, law enforcement, victims and advocates who all quickly rallied around this urgent public safety issue and worked diligently to ensure the state has the resources needed to begin this process. We know we will not solve this problem overnight. The challenge is great, but with this legislation and the new funding we will test these kits and bring justice and healing.
Attorney General Bondi Convenes the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
Florida is a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking, and this week’s council meeting brings Florida one step closer to being the model state for fighting human trafficking.
To watch the full meeting, visit TheFloridaChannel.com.
For more information on the Statewide Council for Human Trafficking, visit MyFloridaLegal.com.
Attorney General Bondi with NBC Nightly News' Olivia Sterns, discussing vacation rental scams that Spring Breakers should watch for. The story will air on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt tonight, at 6:30 p.m. EST.