Florida is now solidifying itself as one of the toughest, if not THEE toughest state on sex offenders. Yesterday... we told you about 4 new bills that have already passed in the senate - and two well known cases in our area are the reason behind them. Channel 4's Scott Johnson joins us live to break down the new bills, and exactly how they'll help the state keep better track of sex offenders...scott. 3 3 There are four primary changes to sex offender and predator laws... but I sat down with a former prosecutor who says only one of these changes will really make an impact... and if it had been in effect could have save a local little girl's life. 3 0-545-50 since the deaths of cherish perrywinkle and somer thompson lawmakers have been pushing for stricter guidelines on violent sex offenders.And now they're in place...but richard kuritz is a former prosecutor who says one of the changes will make the most difference and he believes could have saved cherish perrywinkle who was murdered last years... registered sex offender donald smith was arrested for her murder.Right now offenders in county jail... which smith was... are not committed for treatment after their release... that only happens when they get out of state prison.This would change that law... and it would have meant Smith would have been in what's called civil commitment... and not out free. \ RICHARD KURITZ/FORMER PROSECUTOR 11:2821 - in this case because he ultimately came out of county jail as opposed to state prison... there was no option to have him civilly committed.Now if you're in county jail we can have you civilly committed. there are three other primary changes in the bills passed by the state senate - ...one would require an offender to be in civil confinement if two or more members of a multidisciplinary team believe that should happen.Two... offenders would be required to report vehicle information, internet Identifiers, palm prints...passports and other information and sentences would be increased for certain adult-on-minor sexual offenses... while their ability to have their sentences cut short would be decreased.but Kuritz says those other three are pretty similar to what's already in place...and wouldn't make much difference.11:23:02 - is it meaningful, not necessarily... because people are already serving 85% of their time... so to talk about gain time, it's only a 10 to 1'5% difference... and when we're talking about sentences for sex crimes, we have some of the toughest right here in florida. 3 and while he says these changes might have saved cherish perrywinkle's life... some lawmakers admit they wouldn't have saved somer thompsons's life...she was abducted in orange park in 2009. 3 scott, why did Kuritz say adjusting the law to force sex offenders to register things like passports and internet ID's wouldn't make much of a difference in preventing crime?