Relaxing Florida's Sex Offender Law

The measure would no longer require expensive fingerprinting of every vendor who comes onto school grounds as long as those people are always under the direct supervision of school personnel.

It would also allow contractors to run one set of background checks on their employees to get clearance for all school districts in which they work rather than multiple checks for each district.

Sen. Nancy Argenziano, (R) Crystal River, says, “I think we’ve gone a long way in protecting the children of the state of Florida, as indicated by so many states that are using our model as a national model, so I’m very proud of what the Legislature has done.”

The bill also requires sex offenders and predators to have specific markings on their driver’s licenses or state ID cards to make them easier to identify.