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Miya’s Law approved by Florida senate

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The murder of a Miya Marcano is changing Florida law.

A bill has passed in her honor with hopes of improving safety for apartment tenants.

Miya Marcano, a young South Florida college student, died nearly six months ago in Central Florida.

The 19-year-old from Pembroke Pines went missing last September, after she was last seen at her Orlando apartment complex. Her body was found a week later.

Police said the teen was murdered by a handyman for the complex.

That’s why this new bill is nicknamed “Miya’s Law” and passed unanimously in the House and Senate.

It requires landlords to conduct background screenings, requires 24-hour notice before an employee can enter an apartment and requires the complex to have a log of who has access to master keys.

Marcano’s loved ones said they’re grateful something good could come from this tragedy.

Police said Armando Caballero, a maintenance worker at the complex used a master key to enter Marcano’s apartment. Caballero then took his own life.

The bill now heads to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office to be signed into law.