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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXI
Chapter 450
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F.S. 450.045
450.045 Proof of identity and age; posting of notices.
(1) Any person who hires, employs, or suffers to work any child shall, in addition to the limitations provided in this part, first obtain and keep on record during the entire period of such employment proof of the child’s age. This requirement shall be satisfied by:
(a) A photocopy of the child’s birth certificate;
(b) A photocopy of the child’s driver license;
(c) An age certificate issued by the district school board of the district in which the child is employed, certifying the child’s date of birth; or
(d) A photocopy of a passport or visa which lists the child’s date of birth.
(2) Any person who hires, employs, or suffers to work any minor shall post at a conspicuous place on the property or place of employment, where it may be easily read, a poster notifying minors of the Child Labor Law, to be provided by the division upon request.
(3)(a) In order to provide the department and law enforcement agencies the means to more effectively identify, investigate, and arrest persons engaging in human trafficking, an adult theater, as defined in s. 847.001(2)(b), shall obtain proof of the identity and age of each of its employees or independent contractors, and shall verify the validity of the identification and age verification document with the issuer, before his or her employment or provision of services as an independent contractor.
(b) The adult theater shall obtain and keep on record a photocopy of the person’s driver license or state or federal government-issued photo identification card, along with a record of the verification of the validity of the identification and age verification document with the issuer, during the entire period of employment or business relationship with the independent contractor and for at least 3 years after the employee or independent contractor ceases employment or the provision of services.
(c) The department and its agents have the authority to enter during operating hours, unannounced and without prior notice, and inspect at any time a place or establishment covered by this subsection and to have access to age verification documents kept on file by the adult theater and such other records as may aid in the enforcement of this subsection.
(d) A person who owns, operates, or manages an adult theater who violates this subsection commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 5, ch. 81-192; s. 10, ch. 91-147; s. 5, ch. 2014-160; s. 10, ch. 2019-152; s. 2, ch. 2023-86.