Many counties in Florida want put further restrictions on where sex offenders and sex predators can live. Under Florida law, sex offenders and predators cannot live within 1,000 feet of school, public library, daycare center, playground or anywhere children regularly gather.
Counties can increase penalties on state crimes, but cannot decrease them. Florida counties such, as St. Lucie County, want to increase the distance sex predators can live away from places where children congregate from 1,000 feet to 2,500 feet. Jacksonville and all of Duval County already has such an ordinance.
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