Lawmakers file bill requiring background screenings for employees

This invoice is impressed by and named after Miya Marcano, a 19-year-old faculty pupil believed to have been killed by a upkeep employee.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) filed a invoice Friday, referred to as “Miya’s Regulation,” that plans to enhance tenant security in condominium buildings, a information launch from The Florida Senate experiences.

Consultant Robin Bartleman (D-Weston) will reportedly file the companion Home invoice.

This invoice is impressed by and named after Miya Marcano, a 19-year-old faculty pupil believed to have been killed by Armando Caballero, a upkeep employee who was employed by the condominium complicated, the discharge explains.

Marcano’s household claims Caballero used a grasp key fob to enter her condominium and waited for her to return.

“Miya’s demise is an terrible tragedy – one which has put a highlight on issues with condominium security and safety,” Stewart stated in an announcement. 

“We’ve heard too many horror tales of some landlords disregarding the safety of their tenants by issuing grasp keys to upkeep staff with out working any background checks. Everybody deserves to really feel protected of their houses and we’re hopeful that ‘Miya’s Regulation’ will assist make {that a} actuality.”

This new invoice would require landlords to carry out background screenings for all workers at an condominium complicated, the discharge experiences. The screening has to incorporate “a nationwide screening of prison historical past information and sexual predator and sexual offender registries,” together with particularly together with “prison offenses involving violence or a disregard for the protection of others.”

The background screening permits landlords to reject any candidates who’ve prison information, senate leaders clarify. It additionally strengthens the necessities concerning an individual’s entry to particular person condominium items.

“Because the mother or father of a daughter in a rental condominium on the College of Florida, it’s my expectation that she is protected and can come residence,” Bartleman stated in an announcement.  

“These have been Miya’s mother or father’s expectations, and their lives are ceaselessly modified. This horrible tragedy helped make clear gaping safety holes that exist, and we should guarantee the protection of all Floridians in multi-family leases. Everybody has the correct to anticipate security in their very own residence. This invoice and the work by the muse will guarantee the protection of not solely our kids however hundreds of thousands of households who lease in our state.”

Marcano’s household and family members have labored to honor her legacy by ensuring tenants are protected in their very own houses by the Miya Marcano Basis, the discharge says.

“On behalf of the Miya Marcano Basis, we thanks on your continued assist,” Miya’s mom Yma Suling Scarbriel and Miya’s father Marlon Marcano stated in an announcement. “Our daughter meant the world to us. Though we nonetheless mourn the lack of Miya, we’re sincerely grateful to everybody who has come collectively to assist our household get Miya’s Regulation filed throughout the state of Florida.”

“We firmly consider that passing ‘Miya’s Regulation’ will save lives. It’s our hope that lawmakers on each side unanimously vote to move ‘Miya’s Regulation,’” Marcano’s dad and mom continued. “Our daughter’s regulation can doubtlessly save your daughter or beloved one’s life, so once you go to vote, please consider Miya.”

The Florida faculty lady disappeared Friday, Sept. 24, shortly after Caballero was seen letting himself into her condominium with a grasp key, in line with the Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Her physique was later present in a wooded space across the Tymber Skan on the Lake Condominiums in Central Florida, with a handbag containing her identification having been positioned within the space, Sheriff John Mina stated.

Caballero reportedly lived on the complicated in some unspecified time in the future, and he had been thought-about an individual of curiosity within the case. He was discovered useless on Sept. 27 in an obvious suicide.

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