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Bill filed to increase penalties for attacks on real estate agents

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A state representative from Naples has filed a bill to heighten penalties for crimes committed against real estate agents when they show a house. But one criminal law expert already is questioning the need for such an enhancement. GOP state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo filed the legislation (HB 47) this month. It would bump up the maximum penalties by one level whenever someone is convicted of assault, battery, or sexual battery against a “broker, broker associate, or sales associate while he or…

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