782.081 Commercial Exploitation of Self-Murder

(1) As used in this section, the term:

(a) "Deliberately assisting" means carrying out a public act that is intended to:

1. Aid, abet, facilitate, permit, advocate, or encourage;

2. Publicize, promote, advertise, operate, stage, schedule, or conduct;

3. Provide or secure a venue, transportation, or security; or

4. Result in the collection of an admission or fee.

(b) "Self-murder" means the voluntary and intentional taking of one's own life. As used in this section, the term includes attempted self-murder.

(c) "Simulated self-murder" means the artistic depiction or portrayal of self-murder which is not an actual self-murder. The term includes, but is not limited to, an artistic depiction or portrayal of self-murder in a script, play, movie, or story presented to the public or during an event.

(2) A person may not for commercial or entertainment purposes:

(a) Conduct any event that the person knows or reasonably should know includes an actual self-murder as a part of the event or deliberately assist in an actual self-murder.

(b) Provide a theater, auditorium, club, or other venue or location for any event that the person knows or reasonably should know includes an actual self-murder as a part of the event.

(3) This section does not prohibit any event during which simulated self-murder will occur.

(4) It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that an attempted self-murder did not result in a self-murder.

(5) A person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or 1s. 775.084.

(6) The Attorney General or any state attorney may bring a civil proceeding for declaratory, injunctive, or other relief to enforce the provisions of this section.

History.--s. 1, ch. 2004-30.

Note.--Substituted by the editors for a reference to s. 774.084 which does not exist. Section 775.084 provides specified punishment for felonies.