|Posted on July 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM|
It is official: HB 251/ SB 488, cited also as "The Walk in Their Shoes Act", was signed into law by Governor Scott on June 24th, 2011 and is now in effect.
This sexual violence omnibus bill is a huge victory for survivors' rights, key elements which the Change subcommittee of the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay successfully added into the bill:
While we will be focusing on legislative initiatives for the 2011/2012 session, we also want to make sure that law enforcement and key officials are aware of the important effects of the law now in place, and carry them through.
If you are interested in helping us educate the community and spread awareness on legal changes, please contact the Change subcommittee chair, Emily.