NEW LAW Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender Notification

The Florida Legislature recently passed a new law (as an amendment to the Ryce Act dealing with sexual predators and offenders) that will require Florida educational institutions, both private and public, to include sex offender registry information in new student and employee orientation and on the institution’s website.

This law goes into effect on July 1, 2014,

Section 3. Section 1005.10, Florida Statutes, reads:

1005.10 Sexual predator and sexual offender notification; nonpublic colleges, universities, and schools.—Each nonpublic college, university and school shall inform students and employees at orientation and on its website of the existence of the Department of Law Enforcement sexual predator and sexual offender registry website and the toll-free telephone number that gives access to sexual predator and sexual offender public information pursuant to s. 943.043.

Section 4. Section 1006.695, Florida Statutes, is created to read:

1006.695 Sexual predator and sexual offender notification; Florida College System institutions, state universities, and career centers.—Each Florida College System institution as defined in s. 1000.21, state university as defined in s. 1000.21, and career center as provided in s. 1001.44 shall inform students and employees at orientation and on its website of the existence of the Department of Law Enforcement sexual predator and sexual offender registry website and the toll-free telephone number that gives access to sexual predator and sexual offender public information pursuant to s. 943.043.

The web site can be located at : https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/offenderSearchNav.do?link=advanced 

Their toll free number is: 1-888-357-7332

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new law, please contact Security at 321 674-8111