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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A bill that would make those who pay for prostitutes face increased penalties is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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The Florida Senate passed the bill (HB 465) unanimously Thursday. It attempts to deal with prostitution by going after people who pay for sex.

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The penalty for a first offense would increase from a second-degree misdemeanor to a first-degree misdemeanor. A second offense would be a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, and a third offense would be a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

First offenders would also have to take a course on the dangers of prostitution and perform community service.

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