Yesterday, Senator Ed Hooper filed SB 1932, which is a 100+ page bill making significant changes to the registry. We have not gone through the bill yet, but one glaring and very concerning change is that the State makes it more difficult to petition for removal and now requires that FDLE be noticed on every petition and FDLE plus the State Attorney have an opportunity to oppose.
More to come, but in the interest of getting this to you as quickly as possible, please read through it yourself below.
Two things; is this a new legislator and does anybody know anything about the lady running the ads about DeSantis?
What ads about DeSantis?
Hooper is a senior legislator.
Last Action: 1/12/2022 Senate – Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations.
Bill is NOT on CJ meeting agenda for 1/18/22.
I need help from anyone that understands the differences when you travel internationally. I love to leave the states and all i have had to do being a palm beach county resident is contact my local sheriff 22 days or more before i left and register my flight/address where i am staying and dates i will be gone. has anything changed beyond that? i don’t want to be arrested for some idiotic violation they slipped in
Correct – register your information 21 days or more before your departure date. This must be done in person.
A vacation rental bill has been proposed, according to WFSU’s Capitol Report.
My question is, does anyone know whether this bill (again) proposes that 24-hour registration language we keep having to shoot down?
Senate Bill SB 512 currently in Community Affairs Committee though not on 1/18/22 meeting agenda. Next and last stop will be Rules.
House Bill HB 325 currently in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee. No meeting date scheduled. Next stop will be Ways & Means Committee.
Not being pessimistic but I’m tired of Florida’s obsession with registrants and things getting worse every year. Are they that afraid of 44k out of 20 million residents? They represent all citizens of Florida. Florida made the state scorched earth for registrants its time for registrants to make Florida’s ole boy style corruption scorched.
It’s stupid. They actually don’t have enough sense to focus on much that is intelligent. They’d rather push their Registry pile of feces around and play with it. Just to pander to really stupid people. It doesn’t matter what nonsense “law” they pass, I’m completely confident I can easily make it not just worthless, but a while lot worse. And I will.
But yes also, I will continue to make life difficult for politicians and everyone else who thinks Registries are acceptable. There are hundreds of ways to lower the quality of their lives. Everyone want Amerika to be a sh*thole country so let’s get on with it.
until all of us stand up to the goverment just as it was done in the days of MLK we all can sit and fear the reaper crying about all of it is NOT going to do a thing to change what is going on ppl will continue to to be punished by the perverbal hanging in the trees and house burnings
just sayin actions speak louder.. yes lots of casualities during the time of MLK but he suceeded to get the ppl there rights as HUMANS in a world of haters.
The problem with that is everyone is brave behind a keyboard, but for RCs, the threat of a return to prison (or God forbid Arcadia) makes people not want to be the nail that sticks out for the fear of the hammer falling. We need more non-RC advocates who don’t have that Damocles sword over their head. Sadly, public figures will rally to all kinds of causes, but no one wants to touch the cause of justice for RCs. In Biblical terminology, we’re lepers, tax collectors and adulterers all rolled into one.
I was 1 time a RC and released in the beginning of 10 yr registration expirations 07/2005 I could of walked away but I didnt… I know what you all have to deal with so keyboard worrior is not who I am..
since i Now look outside the box I try to do my best to search out ways to end this registry yes last 15 years, and yes I still get the same shit you do all the time and when I mention standing up for Rcs and there issues I get hit with bricks..
Ive given my knowledge and experences hoping to help with questions like blacklistings travel experences visa issues for sponsoring a love one and what to do and not to do
each and every time I comment.. I take chances and fear to be slapped back on the registry and im sure there are lot of ppl would would enjoy so much to see it happen or try to make it happen to shut me up.
and as for life off the registry? what is that..cause Im still geting hit with the fall out.. always scruntized at the borders and in other countries granted the only place Ive even been pulled in the US border and that was only 1 time blacklisted as well in 1 country only to be allowed back in when the truth came out and a federal agent was quietly removed from the country due to his false accuastions
yet eyes are always on me..
I cant have my wife here from another country yet I have our 7 yr old daughter with me now who I brought back from her mamas home Country, which they as well kept eyes on me no thanks to DHS and false information to my wifes home country.. so i not free
1 million RCs all stand up as a whole and things will change
how many blacks took that plunge to expose there lives in washington?
in the 60s …August 1963, more than 200,000 yes 200k
there are close to 1 million Rcs
Just sayin till we all unite nothing will change..
I spent most of today, up to now, reading this mess. Instead of keeping the existing framework of 775.21 and 943.0435, Hooper decided to copy and paste large swaths of the two laws and underline everything as if it was new, with no strikeouts.
If I am understanding the bill correctly, there will be no way to get off the registry if it passes as is. That is the most concerning language to me. Read lines 1706-1772, grab a refreshment and have a seat, then read lines 1773-1777. Lines 1706-1772 are what 943.0435 contains now, but under a new section:
(11) RELIEF FROM REGISTRATION.—
The problem lies with lines 1773-1777:
“5. To qualify for removal under this paragraph, the sexual offender must not only establish the requisite criteria to be considered for removal, but also that they do not meet the criteria for registration under any other sub-subparagraph under subparagraph (1)(h)1.”
Well, those subparagraphs enumerate all offenses which got you on the registry in the first place. They run from line 1157 to 1245. This makes no sense at all.
Other items of concern, as many have pointed out, include the “any part of a day” BS, and also the international travel notification removes the “5 days or more” language. So I guess it’s 1 day or more now.
The only upside in this poorly-written, confusing bill is the ability to make vehicle changes, legal name changes [maybe?], and renew drivers license online. There is also ambiguous wording on whether changes to permanent, temporary and transient residence could be made online (lines 1473-1483):
“(6) ESTABLISHING A RESIDENCE WITHIN THIS STATE AFTER INITIAL REGISTRATION.—
(a) A sexual offender shall report in person to a driver license office, or through an authorized alternate method as provided by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and is subject to the requirements specified in subsection (4):
Each time a sexual offender’s driver license or identification card is subject to renewal; and
Without regard to the status of the offender’s driver license or identification card, within 48 hours after any change in the offender’s permanent, temporary, or transient residence.”
Much appreciation to our Lege. Committee volunteers for slogging through this, despite everything underlined, and extracting the useful parts.
Amen! JZ is a huge asset to our org.
The “Somewhat” good news is, several Florida judges have constantly ruled that these new laws and amendments cannot be applied retroactively. Several have gotten off after 20 years instead of 25 due that one particle judge stating “You cannot change the time line”.
That is our little bit of hope.
Do you have any documentation on those cases that got off after 20 and especially who represented them?
Ron Kleiner represented them.
Thanks for replying I just now saw this post.
So a ‘Person Forced to Register’ who is on Flori-Duh’s Hit List, moves from Flori-Duh and is Subsequently Removed their State Jurisdiction’s Hit List, Is still on the Flori-Duh Hit List and still must register when visiting Flori-Duh-even that person has been removed from their Resident Jurisdiction? Confused!
And if you do visit (Per someone I know) Whatever address you come to visit, you can expect a visit from a verification officer to come by and make sure you are in compliance. (Whatever that means)
I am sure though that some bigger metro areas may or may not do this but hick town sheriff’s like Wanye Ivy, Chitwood and other Sheriff’s are sure to be on you like white on rice. But like I said, that was one person’s experience. They made sure he was staying at that location, made sure the car he was in was registered etc.
Are you serious that an officer is sent out to see if a registrant is actually there while visiting? Talk about spoiling a vacation and soiling underwear. Who comes up with these ordinances?
It’s the sheriff’s department.
Sheriff’s department who?
We believe —- Is here
—- is here.
Go get —!!
Do you have a warrant
We just need to verify if — is here.
It’s —- and thanks for wasting time and for the embarrassment.
So A Person Who is Off the Registry in Their Home State but was on the Florida’s Hit List will always remain on the Florida Hit List?
So When a Person in that same Situation, Visits Florida, they actually have to register? So, How would Florida Know that a Person in this Situation is Visiting Florida? Is it on the ‘Honor System’?
I am Confused! I am actually laughing at this because…….!!!!!
Most likely, they do not know. But God help you if you get caught. It is like a game of Russian roulette, you can pull the trigger and spin the barrel numerous times and not get hurt. Then that one time, things go horribly wrong. And the sad thing is, in Florida at least, judges do accept the excuse that you didn’t know, and they don’t care either.
So I guess nothing changes for me as I’m no longer a Florida resident, yet I’ll forever be a threat to Florida communities for life and death even when my time on the registry expires in my state. Even if I send FDLE proof that I should be removed I’m still SOL.
You deserve a medal for reading the bill. My head hurt from reading it once and I couldn’t see straight for hours.
Yes Florida does not want your tourist money, you bad bad man.
(Sarcasm) Places right now are begging for workers and yet most of them won’t hire someone on the registry/with a sex offense due to liability and corporate red tape.
Also, they say they are super short on patrol officers, but still have enough to come around to our houses and harass us? Buck the system and send all the officers back on patrol and maybe solve a “Real” crime?
Thanks you torched my halo. I have a job but I’ve known the people since I was in my late teens and they believe the registry is trash.
Also remember this
1 John 4:4
“Great is He (God) who is in me, than he (Satan) who is in the World”.
JZ Should Receive Bottles of Rare Veuve Clicquot, if This Person Drinks! I Will send it!
If not, I can Send This Person a Basket of Their Favorite Vittles!
JZ, Sliced It and Diced It!
Bon Appetite JZ!
Part of what successfully killed these provisions last time was popular backlash by FAC members. Legislators were surprised to learn that these laws are NOT as popular as they used to be. In committee, our volunteer presented 170 of our appearance waivers expressing opposition, as opposed to like ZERO members of the public speaking in support.
This turned out to be more impactful than, say, studies on recidivism rates, which many lawmakers already have been made aware of, even if they don’t always admit it.
Does anybody remember differently?
As for legislators being aware of the low sexual recidivism rates (which you are probably correct in saying), this bill still contains lines 197-202: “Sexual offenders are extremely likely to use physical violence and to repeat their offenses, and most sexual offenders commit many offenses, have many more victims than are ever reported,……” Where is his research to back up this statement?
This also occurs in statute 775.21. I sent every legislator back in 2019 the findings from the DOJ’s recidivism report in May of 2019. Too many political leaders say whatever they want to say and I guess the public takes it as fact.
Just because lawmakers insert that preamble, doesn’t mean they believe it.
Some are aware of the recidivism stats but disregard them due to low rates of reporting.
Give me the comment card to fill out and ask me for a donation for a legal challenge. I’m ready to start writing and swipe the credit card!
No, your spot-on Jacob. I was part of the effort, and it did pay off. I’ll be part of this effort, as well, and we will defeat it again! I did write Senator Hooper directly and asked him “What in God’s name were you thinking”?
Got to be part of the Book cronies. Lauren is tied up in here sex tape fiasco. Got to laugh, you know it had to be her partner that released the “compromising video”. NOT that I would watch it but, can you say the new Pamela Anderson/Kim Kardashian?
It’s another ploy to find ways to throw us all back in jail. That’s their whole intent, didn’t serve a life sentence? Well we can fix that, we hear by create x law and x law and x law to make it simply easy to violate, so we can send you back to incarceration!
It includes online vehicle registration which looks like the only upside.
Never fails, getting close to getting off this nightmare and this crops up. Hopefully it doesn’t pass, i wish a newspaper would print everything we have to do to stay legal while being an RSO, i think anyone who saw the 3 white pages of rules and regulations we have to go through daily, in order to stay on the outside of the fence, would deter anyone from making an unwise decision.
All these rules and regulations and the public never sees them….
What does your sentence that starts “I think anyone” mean?
I am pretty sure the police, politicians and others who are against us, have someone who comes on here and reads the comments, stories and lawsuits. Knowing your enemy (US) is a military strategy of having someone on the inside.
Do you really think it is a coincidence this is being put forth? Just takes pissing off one person to bring A nuke into our plans. I have been the target on one those “raids” and bringing down because I stepped on the wrong feet. It is why I do not give out too much personal information on here. I pushed the wrong buttons and got an Iwo Jima Level response.
Thanks for the heads up regarding those higher ups who are against us, I’ve called them everything under the sun. Now I have to sleep with one eye open, call one eyed Brandon.
Why don’t you begin educating the public by submitting press releases to print, cable and television media across the state using empirical research data to make your voices heard via educated voters.
When I was one TikTok there was a creator that is a therapist and work with registered people and formerly in a prison. She advocates and I would share facts with people who made negative comments. There is no shortage of data to use. The problem is people in general put feelings over facts. Laws should be fact based and not based on feelings. But that’s not the world we live in. We can all share with others online or in person. Doing mail campaigns or emailing politicians. We can all do something.
It’s HATE over facts and logic, not “feelings.”
You can NOT argue with someone that will never change their minds on this topic no matter how credible the evidence you present to them. Hate and resentment overrides their executive functioning. All you will ever get from the proponents of the registry is: “They’re on there for a reason” and “I only care about the victims.” So, we’re up against militant intransigence here.
Write your congressman? Ha! Have fun with that. They’re in on it! It’s their reliance on this registry hate and division that keeps them in office.
I’m far from the most optimistic person in general, but especially when it comes to this topic. I said feelings because this subject stirs up intense feelings and emotions. Not everyone that is against us hates us. Several people think the registry works because they can simply see all the dots on a map. Some people’s mind will change when presented with the right data. Everyone believes in protecting children. Some people also think the government wastes money on programs that don’t work. Other feel rights are important and shouldn’t be infringed upon. So, we either advocate, and educate or just give up and go play in traffic.
Press releases are great, but not for this. We need to make sure this bill dies in committee.
Yes Ms. Vicki….
Empirical Data, Does Not Lie and Math Does Not Lie
Great Strategy….We, Just need to Form, Such Strategy and Someone Take The Lead and it has to be put in A Legalese Type of Format!
We do send the research but it is basically ignored. If it does not sell a story, they are not interested.
Empirical Data is Empirical Data…Why Would ‘One’ have to “sell it” to “them’?
I could not agree more.
Does anyone know of a country where a sex offender can move to, that makes life a little easier? I am more than tired of all this bullshit. I simply want to live out the rest of my life without any more nonsense. I made a mistake, I served my time, isn’t enough is enough?
Anyplace other than the United States is better.
Not true. Plenty of countries are worse for ORDINARY CITIZENS than America is for its registrants.
But if it’s treatment of sex offenders we’re focused on, then consider the frozen gulag:
Thanks for sharing. That was eye opening. Having said that, I would expect nothing less of Russia.
If been in the Twin Cities during the winter with freezing temps and 4’ of snow. Personally I rather be whipped than put on a registry or sent up the frozen arctic.
We are all in that position. Well most of us anyways. Last time I went to register, I asked the registry guy behind the glass what year he was born. (He looked very young) He told me 2000 and I said “Do you know I will still on probation when you were born”.
If you’re in Florida I’d get the Hell out and don’t look back. No matter where you lay your head at night get involved in advocacy and don’t be afraid of speaking out.
Yes, Brandon, I did…Got out of Dodge!
I am off the registry wherein I reside in a couple years…But Flori-Duh will keep me on their list…could care less….and When I am off the list wherein I reside and go to Flori-Duh….I go to Flori-Duh when I want-like I am going to check in with the LEO’s….Yeah Right….
I Did! Average Yearly Temperature, Here, is 84 F and Normally Sunny!
-The Best Move Ever! Surf is up 70% of the Time! Hang Ten!-
‘They’ can Visit Here…And there is Google Duo…So, it makes things much easier to contact family members!
Well where I am it was a brisk 27 and even though I thought my balls were going to freeze, it still is better than Florida.
Everyone is saying get the heck out of Florida. My Family is here. My Dad is elderly and if anything were to happen to him, I have to be here for my Mom. My Dad is a lot older than my Mom. Family comes first. Right now I am taking care of both of them pretty much. I get real nervous when my Dad goes somewhere by himself.
I’m talking about those with loved ones outside of Florida. We all have a choice to make stay and fight or leave and fight. My parents and I were the other family living in Florida, so I choose to leave and fight. Don’t have to worry about to much backlash from out of state. I rather be kissed on then pissed on. I need better non offensive analogies.
I don’t know about any other countries but a while back I heard that Indiana is the least restrictive state concerning the registry. Now, with this new federal involvement on the registry I have no clue of which state is least restrictive. I also though about leaving the country but I can’t see myself living so far from my family. So it’s stay and fight for me atm.
Also, an old saying that still rings true, comes to mind. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.
Most European/eastern European countries for now don’t care about RSO’s. So if your retired and have income coming in or if you can work mobile you can have a new life without restrictions like the way i feel when i vacation in places like that and it is pretty easy to get a visa to live there if you find the right lawyer
Tired, I know the feeling. Fighting locally, supporting the movement $. Preparing an exit strategy. Check out the link and stay tuned!
How can the ex post facto law that is in court right now play into this? Obviously the most concerning is the removal off registry. I can see this bill being changed 7 ways from Sunday before it makes it to final vote but isn’t the ex post facto law if we win supposed to protect us from bills like this?
The Registry Nazis are getting scared they will lose their funding and jobs because of all the wins that the courts are issuing. But just like in Michigan, the Gestapo finds loopholes to go around the rulings. In other words they have ZERO respect for the judges wishes. In some cases defying orders and daring the judge to do anything about it.
Re-posted by a member for reference.
Call me stupid, but I am totally befuddled by these hundreds of convoluted lines. There is reference after reference to other sections of Florida code. Is it really considered “fair notice” if one must research all those legal threads in order to understand requirements? I have never seen such incomprehensible gibberish in a bill. Of course, this is the first time I’ve attempted to read a Florida bill.
If Sen. Hooper has enough time to dive into all those statutes, why does he not have enough time to read reports and research about sex offender recidivism and danger to find the truth?
I’ve read the whole thing and I don’t really get what’s that concerning about the bill. The only difference with removal is that now FDLE gets notified, but judges will expect that both they and the state attorney will always object, just like they always object for early termination of probation. That does not mean that judges always deny. In fact, when it is the policy of FDLE and/or the state attorney to automatically object, it makes the objection almost meaningless.
Yes, the definition of a day as “any part of a day” is problematic and will probably get fixed somewhere along the line. Even if it doesn’t, assuming that we have to register every place we visit for 2 minutes a day 3 or more times a year is an absurd result and clearly not the intent of the bill. Finally, the bill would allow us to register vehicles online. So overall, I don’t see why this is “very concerning.” Someone will have to explain that to me.
FDLE gives the state a second bite at the apple for removals. They have consistently been ruthless in opposing these when they lack standing. If they have standing, they will get a seat at the table. Separately, the “any part of a day” is HORRIBLE. You cannot assume it is “clearly not the intent of the bill” because (a) the legislative intent is already devoid of any factual basis, (b) all it takes is one deputy to interpret it differently to arrest someone and one judge to agree, and (c) this “part of a day” issue was raised, ad nauseum, to the state many times before and they are fully aware of the concern. If they wanted to address it, it would have been worded differently.
Many lawmakers trust FDLE. How do we make the case to them that FDLE’s involvement here is unreasonable?
Man how’s anyones involvement in a free law abiding citizens life and their family’s life ever warranted. They’ve thrown the whole reasonable suspicion thing and right to remain silent out. We’re suspected of doing crimes that haven’t even been committed. This whole things starting to look more and more like entrapment what do you think?
Problematic language will not fix itself. There must be timely popular opposition such as what FAC assembled the last time this came up.
Yes, even though my views on this may differ from FAC’s, I will do all within my power, including donating funds and writing comment cards and letters and emails, to try to block it. I understand the concept that we can’t yield one inch of ground without a fight. Otherwise, they will take a mile and a half every time.
Thank you, RM, for writing letters and emails on this matter. As proven in the past, if the legislators hear from enough people, then they are forced to listen.
Florida is like an octopus it has its tentacles all over and I truly wish the octopus would end up in a fishmonger’s net.
“A day includes any part of a calendar day” is back.
We thought we killed that, but it won’t die.
To address the “any part of the day issue” maybe we all should or most of could get every store, establishment etc and bombard the registry with all these establishments being on our registry? Lol just flood the registry with establishments and other places we frequent. After all we can’t be at any two places at the same time. So good luck for LE to locate me if I do flood my registry with every establishment in a 30 mile radius. This would also swamp the entities you’re required to report to. Any part of a day is just asinine. Makes no sense whatsoever. Maybe flooding the registry with establishments and taking up LE time to add these places will be the perfect rebuttal? Lol 😆
I ran out of grocery stores so now I travel from Florida to Alaska to shop LOL . Just kidding, but, this is complete and utter non-sense. One more nail in the coffin for a judge to say “This is punitive in nature”. Why, because on probation we also had to keep a log of everywhere we went.
Most of us who come on here have done our time decades ago. Have not not been under supervision since 2003. My crime was in 1991. Punitive in nature as it directly correlates and mirrors probation in structure.
Lol from Floriduh to Alaska… Yes, the Registry does mirror probation. It’s just less supervision. For me the registry is more punitive than probation. Atleast when I was on probation and had a technical violation, my probation was reinstated and was out of jail in about 2 weeks. A technical violation of the registry is 1-5 yrs. I believe it’s 1 yrs minimum mandatory now?
Did you see Russia while you’ve been in Alaska? Asking for friends who can’t read maps.
Wouldn’t the sheriff’s office be considered a frequent place registrants go to more than twice a year? Wonder how placing the sheriff’s office would be considered if it were on the registry and for life. Does anyone read things before a bill is submitted or is it ugh whatever sticks let them have it.
Lmao, hey good point. I’ll mention to add the sheriff’s office on my next visit. This will be my reply to them.. You know? Just to make sure everything is covered, literally everything.
Copied directly from the bill: Same tired old worn out incorrect and fear mongering verbage as usual…
sexual offenders who prey on children are
196 sexual predators who present an extreme threat to the public
197 safety. Sexual offenders are extremely likely to use physical
198 violence and to repeat their offenses, and most sexual offenders
199 commit many offenses, have many more victims than are ever
200 reported, and are prosecuted for only a fraction of their
201 crimes. This makes the cost of sexual offender victimization to
202 society at large, while incalculable, clearly exorbitant.
203 (b) The high level of threat that a sexual predator
Florida Senate – 2022 SB 1932
In 2019, I emailed all 160 legislators research from the U. S. Department of Justice debunking the very statements you have quoted. Not a single legislator responded.
Its almost impossible to petition to get removed now if you add FDLE into the mix it will be totally impossible. Their whole organization is buit around us staying in their control why would they ever let any of us off the list????
Follow the money to the truth, without a registry they would not have funding or need of positions in their office to keep track of us. No one wants to see the money or their job go away. This passes were done
It’s an election year folks. Did we expect anything less from our politicians with financial interests in keeping the registry as full as possible?