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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
Chapter 800
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F.S. 800.101
800.101 Offenses against students by authority figures.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Authority figure” means a person 18 years of age or older who is employed by, volunteering at, or under contract with a school, including school resource officers as provided in s. 1006.12.
(b) “School” has the same meaning as provided in s. 1003.01 and includes a private school as defined in s. 1002.01, a voluntary prekindergarten education program as described in s. 1002.53(3), early learning programs, a public school as described in s. 402.3025(1), the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and the Florida Virtual School established under s. 1002.37. The term does not include a facility dedicated exclusively to the education of adults.
(c) “Student” means a person who is enrolled at a school.
(2) An authority figure shall not solicit or engage in:
(a) Sexual conduct;
(b) A relationship of a romantic nature; or
(c) Lewd conduct

with a student.

(3) A person who violates this section commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) This section does not apply to conduct constituting an offense that is subject to reclassification under s. 775.0862.
History.s. 4, ch. 2018-150.