Bill targeting massage parlors heads to governor

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Trying to prevent human trafficking, the Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would place new restrictions on massage establishments. Senators voted 38-0 to approve the bill (HB 7005), which also passed the House unanimously and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.

The bill would prevent the operation of massage establishments between midnight and 5 a.m., though it includes exceptions for such things as health facilities and hotels that might offer massage services. Also, the bill would largely prevent people from living in massage establishments.

Via the News Service of Florida.

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