Bill Would Allow Sex Offenders to Come Off Registry

A bill moving through the General Assembly would allow some sex offenders to be removed from the lifetime registry if they meet certain requirements and the Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on it this morning

The bill, Senate Bill 473, would allow certain sex offenders to apply to be removed from the list after being on it for 10 years or more.

The stipulations include that the offender must only have one conviction, be within eight years of the victim’s age and cannot be found guilty of mental disease or defect.

Once the person on the sex offender registry files the petition, the victim must be notified and would able to testify.

You can read the full bill here. 

The hearing will be in room 2C of the Legislative Office Building.

It starts at 10:30 a.m. and this is one of 15 pieces of proposed legislation on the agenda.

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