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Miya’s Law Takes Effect

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As Hire Image previously reported, after an Orlando college student was killed by a maintenance worker at the same apartment complex she lived and worked, Florida lawmakers proposed “Miya’s Law” – a law intended to improve apartment safety.

“Miya’s death is an awful tragedy – one that has put a spotlight on problems with apartment safety and security. We’ve heard too many horror stories,” Florida Sen. Linda Stewart, of Orlando said.

Miya’s Law

As of July 1, 2022, Miya’s Law (Florida Senate Bill 898 (SB898)), which passed unanimously in the Florida House and Senate, is now in effect. The law requires apartments to do background checks on all employees using a background screening company in accordance with the FCRA, which allows landlords to disqualify those convicted of violent or sexual crimes from employment, and requires apartments to create and maintain logs for keys and increase unit entry notices from 12 to 24 hours.

Click here for the full text of the law.

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