TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Last week, Governor Rick Scott signed four bills strengthening laws against sexual predators, but more could soon be on the way.
A Florida senate committee took a look at Senate Bill 1416 Monday. The law would create the Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender Absconder Strike Force under the watch of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
It would be a four year mission to bring together law enforcement across the state and find sexual predators and offenders who are not being properly tracked. Senator Aaron Bean (R - Jacksonville), the sponsor of the bill, says that's 746 people statewide.
"I have to hear the sponsor's idea on how it's actually going to effectively work because what we have to understand is the who is supervising whom," said Sen. Audrey Gibson (D - Jacksonville).
The measure would cost a little more than $100,000. It passed favorably in its committee.