Taylor’s Law for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention
Florida lawmakers presented Mack with a bill that renamed the teen dating violence law on her behalf. The bill specifies that Chapter 2010-217, L.O.F., may be cited as the “Taylor’s Law for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention,” after Taylor Mack, who survived horrific injuries stemming from an attack by her boyfriend in 2009.
In 2010, Legislature enacted Chapter 2010-217, L.O.F., which required that each district school board adopt and implement a dating violence and abuse policy which must be integrated into each school district’s discipline policies. Each district’s policy must prohibit dating violence and abuse by any student on school property, during a school-sponsored activity, or during school-sponsored transportation; provide procedures for responding to such incidents of dating violence or abuse, including accommodations for students experiencing dating violence or abuse; and define dating violence and abuse and provide for a teen dating violence and abuse component in the health education curriculum.
The bill provides an effective date of July 1, 2016.