FL: State senators fast track sex offender legislation

State senators are poised to pass landmark legislation aimed at better protecting Floridians from rapists and child molesters Tuesday, the first day of the annual Legislative session.

“I don’t want to let one more day go by without making Florida scorched earth for sexual predators,” said Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville.

The package of four bills would toughen sex-crime sentences, increase community monitoring, and keep more of the most dangerous offenders confined after their prison terms end. It would provide the most comprehensive overhaul of sex offender legislation in more than a decade. Full Article

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Well, now that they’ve tied up all the loose ends and closed the loopholes Floridians can now rest peacefully knowing sexual abuse has come to a screeching halt thanks to the tireless efforts of their saintly elected officials. If this doesn’t fix the problem, the next time a child is sexually abused all SO registrants will gleefully accept 50 lashes from a cat o’ nine tails.

from the Miami Herald News in South Florida:
Campaign season: It’s an election year. All 120 House members and 20 of 40 senators face voters in the fall, and they will try to stay out of trouble while passing feel-good laws voters will like.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/02/3969519/a-viewers-guide-to-the-2014-florida.html#storylink=cpy