Florida real estate agents could get protections from crime

People who commit violent crimes against real estate agents would face stiffer penalties, under a measure that started to move Monday in the Senate.

Members of the Criminal Justice Committee approved the proposal (SB 214), which would up the classification of assaults, batteries and sexual batteries against real estate brokers, broker associates or sales associates when they are showing property.

Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, said he gets “nervous” about setting criminal laws that single out… …read more