A number of bills, including one inspired by the death of Caylee Anthony that would increase penalties for failing to report missing children and two bills backed by Attorney General Pam Bondi, reached the desk of Gov. Rick Scott Friday.
The bills backed by Bondi would increase penalties for human trafficking and eliminate a loophole she says has allowed scam artists to thrive on people seeking to quickly sell timeshares.
The Caylee Anthony-inspired bill -- the product of a special committee commissioned in the wake of the 2-year-old's mother Casey Anthony being acquitted of her murder last summer in Orlando -- would make it a felony for any caregiver to fail to report if a child 16 or younger is missing.
Scott has until April 7 to act on the bills.
The bills that reached Scott Friday:
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