Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sexual Offender/Predator Laws are Updated

The City of Lauderhill is updating its laws pertaining to Sexual Offenders and Predators to come into compliance with new laws of the State of Florida. First reading passed 5-0.

Previously the city provided a 1000' distance requirement between certain facilities and the residency of qualified Sexual Offenders and Predators. The definition of the facilities has been modified, and the distance requirement has been increased to 2500'. It is expected that the new legislation should eliminate virtually all property in Lauderhill for Sexual Offenders/Predators to qualify to live.

The effective date is expected to be in January, and the legislation is sponsored by Mayor Richard J Kaplan (who also wrote the original city ordinance).

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