BREAKING: Florida Senate passes bill to release Epstein documents and DeSantis is going to sign it

The Florida Senate just passed a bill tonight to release the Epstein grand jury documents and it was unanimous.

Governor DeSantis is ready to sign it.

Here’s more from Florida’s Voice:

The Florida Senate gave final approval to a bill that would permit the release of documents relating to convicted sex offender and now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein as part of a 2006 Florida grand jury investigation.

The bill expands the rules for allowing the release of evidence and/or testimony from a grand jury.

Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, filed the legislation. It passed the floor unanimously, 37-0.

At the time, Epstein escaped with far less severe punishment relating to allegations regarding his solicitation of minors for sexual activity.

The Florida House of Representatives passed the bill last week unanimously. The House version was filed by Rep. Peggy Gossett-Seidman, R-Highland Beach.

Gossett-Seidman has said that victims of Epstein deserve to know more about testimony against Epstein in the Florida case.

The legislation notably applies when the subject of a grand jury investigation is “deceased.” Epstein passed in 2019.

It also applies when the grand jury investigation was related to “criminal or sexual activity between the subject [and] a minor at the time of the [activity].”

However, it notes that the court can still issue redactions and other restrictions on releasing testimony.

DeSantis followed up this article and tweeted that he will indeed sign the bill:

“All files related to Jeffrey Epstein’s criminal activity should be made public. While the federal government continues to stonewall accountability, I’m glad the Legislature has taken action to release the grand jury material from the Florida state case. I will sign the bill into law.”

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