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ACLU to Oppose HB 987

We just received word that the ACLU is going to oppose HB 987 HB 987 is the bill we mentioned in yesterday's call to action. It would require persons required to register pre-report to the Sheriff's office in the county in which they intended to stay in a...

CALL TO ACTION: Oppose HB 987: Public Lodging Establishments

On April 10th, The Florida House of Representatives amended House Bill 987: Public Lodging Establishments, to require Persons required to register as sex offenders report to the Sheriff's office where they will be staying, 48 hours before an intended stay at a Public...

Is your Sheriff’s Office trying to collect your DNA?

We are being notified by Members across the state that their Sheriff's offices are either contacting them to come in and provide a DNA sample or, in some cases, even showing up at their doorstep to collect DNA! Upon information and belief, the FDLE has sent letters or...

Experts want states to stop prosecuting teens for consensual sexting

Research compiled in a new article in Pediatrics found that texting sexual images has become increasingly common among teenagers in the United States. That's not completely surprising, considering teens are using cellphones more than ever. But in 39 studies featuring...

CT: Low-risk sex offenders could come off registry

HARTFORD — The Judiciary Committee advanced a bill that would allow some low-risk offenders to come off the state’s public sex offender registry — a move that proponents said would make it easier for law enforcement to focus on high-risk offenders. SB 1113 is based on...

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