In Florida, there are very strict standards that convicted sex offenders and sex predators must follow, including restrictions on where they can live and mandatory address registration. In addition to these restrictions, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act is a federal law that may place further restrictions on sex offenders. The law was signed in 2006, but is facing legal challenges as to it’s constitutionality. The law would apply to all states, including Florida.
It places sex offenders into 3 tiers:
Tier 3 – Includes the most serious offenders and requires them to update their addresses every 3 months for their whole life.
Tier 2 – Sex offenders have to update their addresses twice a year for 25 years.
Tier 1 – Sex offenders will have to update their location once a year for 15 years.
If you do not register under this federal law, it will be a federal felony. This law would create an additional level of bureaucracy that individual states would have to pay for.