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For Immediate Release:
March 05, 2014
Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Commissioner Diaz applauds Senate action to improve tracking of sexual offenders

(MIAMI) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is applauding the Florida Senate’s March 4 approval of a package of bills to get tougher on sexual offenders, including a bill requiring sexual offenders and predators to provide a physical address and report to law enforcement every 30 days.

The bill is consistent with a Jan. 22 County Commission resolution sponsored by Commissioner Diaz that urged the state to crack down on sexual offenders who falsely claim homeless or “transient” status in order to escape law enforcement oversight by failing to provide a home address.

The Florida House is expected to pass the bill next week and send it to the governor for his signature.

“I commend the Legislature for taking action to close a major loophole in the law that has hampered our ability to track sexual offenders,” Commissioner Diaz said.