The Florida Legislature enters the second week of its 60-day session Monday as it dives deeper into the process of winnowing the thousands of bills before it.
In the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, lawmakers in the coming week are considering a key change in sexual offender laws.
Sexual offenders released from prison are supposed to register with authorities. But a court had ruled that sexual offenders don’t have to register if they hadn’t finished paying off any restitution they might owe.
In other words, you’re not legally obligated to register as a sex offender until you’ve paid your debts.
That’s the same reasoning Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative Republicans have used to keep some felons from voting.