TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today thanked members of the Florida Legislature for voting unanimously in favor of HB 7001. The legislation will provide child victims of sexual assault another method to help capture and convict their attackers.
“This legislation will allow child victims of sexual assault to gather key evidence to bring their attackers to justice. I want to thank sponsors Representative Carlos Trujillo and Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto for sponsoring this important piece of legislation and each member of the Florida House and Senate for voting to help protect these young victims and punish the monsters that prey on them,” said Attorney General Bondi.
“I am proud that my colleagues in the legislature have continued to support ensuring Florida’s children have a voice in our courts of law. We will not stand by while child predators continue to find loopholes in our legal system. Alongside Attorney General Bondi, I am proud to fight to make sure all evidence is allowed to be brought forth in these cases,” said Senator Benacquisto.
“With the unanimous passage of HB 7001, Florida takes another step towards protecting our children from violent and sexual predators. I am proud to stand with my colleagues in the House, the Florida Senate, and the Attorney General to do everything in our power to protect Floridians,” said Representative Trujillo.
The bill passed the Senate last week and the House voted in favor of the legislation today. HB 7001 is now headed to the Governor’s desk.
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