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♦fK <br />i <br />RESOLUTION NO. 94- 131 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMIISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br />FLORIDA, REQUESTING THE FLORIDA DEPART- <br />MENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE FLORIDA <br />i' <br />PAROLE COMrIISSION TO REQUIRE LOCAL <br />REGISTRATION OF SEXUAL PREDATORS PURSUANT <br />TO THE FLORIDA SEXUAL PREDATORS ACT FOR <br />ALL EARLY RELEASES REGARDLESS OF THE DATE <br />OF THE OFFENSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE <br />IMPRISONED <br />WHEREAS, repeat sex offenders and sex offenders who use <br />physical violence are sexual predators who must be confined for a <br />significant period of time and subjected to procedures designed <br />to better protect the public safety; and <br />WHEREAS, because of the high recidivism rate and low <br />rehabilitation rate of sexual predators, they require very severe <br />sentences and should not be released from incarceration except <br />under controlled circumstances; and <br />WHEREAS, it is now known that sexual predators are, more <br />than any other type of dangerous offender, highly resistant to <br />change, and need incarceration, supervision and monitoring if the <br />public is to be protected; and <br />WHEREAS, the State of Florida has adopted the Florida Sexual <br />Predators Act requiring sexual predators who are released early <br />from Florida prisons, to register with the Florida Department of <br />Law Enforcement; and <br />WHEREAS, this registration requirement is currently limited <br />to offenses committed on or after October 1, 1993; and <br />WHEREAS, the Florida Parole Commission and the Florida <br />Department of Corrections have the authority to require <br />registration of sexual predators as a condition of early release <br />even for offenses committed prior to October 1, 1993: <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County <br />Commissioners of Indian River County that the Florida Parole <br />Commission and the Florida Department of Corrections are <br />requested not to consider for early release, any sexual predator, <br />but that they serve their full term in prison. <br />The Board further resolves that, if a sexual predator <br />becomes eligible for parole, the Florida Parole Commission and <br />the Florida Department of Corrections require all such sexual <br />predators (as defined in Chapter 93-277 of the Florida Statutes,) <br />to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a <br />condition of early release and that such registrations be <br />forwarded to each Chief of Police and Sheriff where such <br />registrant resides within 24 hours. <br />This resolution was moved for adoption by Commissioner <br />Macht , seconded by Commissioner Eggert , and was adopted <br />by the following vote: <br />