“The Safety of the people shall be the highest law” – Marcus Cicero
Miya’s law is the latest law passed in Florida that requires landlords to request background checks on their employees. This law was passed due to the unfortunate passing of Miya Marcano. Miya’s body was found near her apartment complex. It was determined that the maintenance worker for the complex had used a fob to gain access to her apartment and was waiting for her arrival.
The newest law applies to the employees of lodging establishments classified under S. 509.242 (1) (d) as a non-transient apartment or transient apartment.
“The background screening must be performed by a consumer reporting agency in accordance with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. It must include a screening of criminal history records and sexual predator and sexual offender registries of all 50 states and the district of Columbia.”
“Landlords may disqualify a person from employment if they have been found guilty of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, any of the following offenses”:
- “A criminal offense involving disregard for the safety of others which, if committed in this state, is a felony or a misdemeanor of the first degree or, if committed in another state, would be a felony or misdemeanor of the first degree if committed in this state.”
- “A criminal offense committed in any jurisdiction which involves violence, including, but not limited to, murder sexual battery, robbery, carjacking, home-invasion robbery, and stalking”
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Your safety should not be an issue while in the comfort of your own home. Individuals that have access to private dwellings should be trustworthy. The Miya’s law is a vital law for the people of Florida, and other states would be wise implement this law in their states as well.