Section 1, ch. 2021-156, provides that:
"The Legislature finds that the opinion in State v. James, 298 So. 3d 90 (Fla. 2d DCA 2020), is contrary to legislative intent and that a person's failure to pay a fine does not relieve him or her of the requirement to register as a sexual offender pursuant to s., Florida Statutes. The Legislature intends that a person must register as a sexual offender pursuant to s. , Florida Statutes, when he or she has been convicted of a qualifying offense and, on or after October 1, 1997, has:
"(1) No sanction imposed upon conviction; or
"(2) Been released from a sanction imposed upon conviction."
For each violation of a qualifying offense listed in this subsection, except for a violation of s., the court shall make a written finding of the age of the victim at the time of the offense. For a violation of s. , the court shall also make a written finding indicating whether the offense involved sexual activity and indicating whether the offense involved force or coercion. For a violation of s. , the court shall also make a written finding that the offense did or did not involve unclothed genitals or genital area and that the offense did or did not involve the use of force or coercion.
Any change in the information required to be provided pursuant to paragraph (b), including, but not limited to, any change in the sexual offender's permanent, temporary, or transient residence; name; electronic mail addresses; Internet identifiers and each Internet identifier's corresponding website homepage or application software name; home telephone numbers and cellular telephone numbers; employment information; and any change in status at an institution of higher education after the sexual offender reports in person at the sheriff's office must be reported in the manner provided in subsections (4), (7), and (8).
When a sexual offender reports at the sheriff's office, the sheriff shall take a photograph, a set of fingerprints, and palm prints of the offender and forward the photographs, palm prints, and fingerprints to the department, along with the information provided by the sexual offender. The sheriff shall promptly provide to the department the information received from the sexual offender.
commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s., s. , or s. .
must reregister each year during the month of the sexual offender's birthday and every third month thereafter.
Fla. Stat. § 943.0435