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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at https://narsol.org/wiki-response/

Florida Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

In 2017 - lifetime.
§ 943.0435(11)
https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2017/943.0435

In 2016 - semi-annually or quarterly.
§ 943.0435(14)
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/943.0435

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Two levels, although they are not named, based on the statute of conviction.
https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2017/943.0435

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

No.

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

None.

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

None for predator designation; very narrow option for sexual offender FL. ST. § 943.0435(11)(a)
https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2017/943.0435

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

Offender: 3 or more days in a year 775.21(2)(m)
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/775.21
Predator: Within 48 hours 775.21(6)(e)1a.
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/775.21
BUT
For both categories, see number 6:
https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/faq.jsf

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

ROffender: 3 or more days in a year 775.21(2)(m)
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/775.21
Predator: Within 48 hours 775.21(6)(e)1a.
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/775.21
BUT
For both categories, see number 6:
https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/faq.jsf

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

No.

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

No.

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

sex offense; sexual offender

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Florida Action Committee
https://floridaactioncommittee.org/

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

http://www.sexoffenderresource.com/florida/

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“Sexual offenders/predators reported deceased remain on the website for one year after the date of death as provided on the death certificate. This allows victims, the community, and local law enforcement time to be notified.”

“A Sexual offender/predator's information is not removed from the registry's public website when the sexual offender/predator leaves the state of Florida. Removal from another state's registration requirement does not guarantee removal from the requirement to register in Florida”

florida.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/18 17:16 by zyin