HB 0083 Crimes and Offenses - Restrictions for Adult Sex Offenders
AN ACT relating to crimes and offenses; prohibition adult sex offenders from access to school properties and events as specified; providing exceptions; providing penalties; requiring posting of notices as specified; providing definition; amending a definition; and providing for an effective date.
We oppose this legislation as being unnecessary and broad for applying standards that would literally provide no place that someone to live in some towns. This law would apply to all sex offenders that are required to register; registration now covers individuals that have never reoffended, are low risk and are not any risk to children.
2/18 - This bill has passed introduction and has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. These bills are very difficult bills as we are often the only testimony against them and legislators are afraid to vote against them as they have a vocal constituency.
3/9 - This bill passed with a change to the residency restriction. Anyone on the registry may not live within 1,000 feet of a school.