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House Passes Rachels Law

April 27th, 2009 by flanews

The House voted on statewide regulations for the recruitment and use of confidential police informants. The bill known as Rachels Law was drafted after 23-year old Rachel Hoffman was killed working undercover in a drug sting. The legislation is a watered down version of an original plan to keep people who are in substance abuse programs from becoming informants. The Hoffman family attorney Lance Block says Rachels parents arent going to give up the fight.

Irv and Margie have met with House leaders who have interest in this bill and they committed to work with us next year to see if we cant find a resolution on some of the issue so I really hope that Rachels parents are back next year to make a good bill better, said Block.

If the bill is signed into law Florida will be the first state in the Union to adopt statewide confidential informant regulations.

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