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Sex Offenders Residency Restrictions
Codified or Exempt
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ORDINANCE NO. 2006=004 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br />ADOPTING INDIAN RIVER COUNTY CODE SECTION <br />306.06 CREATING RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR <br />REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS; PROVIDING FOR <br />CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND <br />PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County is <br />responsible for enacting ordinances that protect the public, especially young children, <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Sheriff of Indian River County is charged with the duty of <br />protecting the citizens of the county from crime and known criminals; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners is responsible for enacting <br />ordinances that protect the public, especially young children; and <br />WHEREAS, the children of Indian River County deserve special protection from <br />known, convicted sex offenders; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners is deeply concerned about the <br />recent occurrences in Florida where convicted sex offenders who are no longer <br />incarcerated commit additional crimes of a sexual nature for which they had previously <br />been convicted; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners finds that there is convincing <br />evidence which shows that released sexual offenders have a higher incidence of <br />committing additional sexual crimes, especially those offenders who commit their crime <br />on children; and <br />WHEREAS, the County desires to establish an ordinance which will provide <br />protection for the children of Indian River County while they attend school, day care or <br />visit local parks; and <br />WHEREAS, there currently are approximately 131 registered. sex offenders that <br />reside in Indian River County that are required to register their residency with the Sheriff <br />of this county; and <br />WHEREAS, the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes give the Board of <br />County Commissioners the authority to enact ordinances to protect the health, safety <br />and welfare of its residents, <br />FAAttorney\Bill\Ordinance Amendments\Sex Offenders\ordinance.doc <br />
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