With the saga of sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway finally coming to something of an end, a new state law seeks to dictate not where registered sex offenders live, but rather how they dress. The Sun-Sentinel reports that criminals convicted of sex crimes involving children would be banned from dressing as Santa Claus, clowns, the Easter Bunny, and other costumes that appeal to children unless a judge cleared the outfit beforehand. They would also be prohibited from handing out Halloween candy.
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We assume the law would also, in its vague language, ban pedophiles from dressing as Justin Bieber, Dora the Explorer, or this cuddly teddy bear (NSFW-ish). But we're not sure if they'd have to get clearance to dress as a Catholic priest, Boy Scout leader, swim coach, or Roman Polanski.
The bill has already passed the House and is headed through another committee before it reaches the Senate floor.