SB 0758 Clarifies registration requirements for offenders
LR Number:3179S.07T Fiscal Note:3179-07
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:07/10/02 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:CCS HCS SB 758
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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CCS/HCS/SB 758 - This act adds the crimes of felonious restraint to the list of offenses required to be registered on the Sexual Offender Registry. Sex offenders convicted after July 1, 1979, are required to register with the chief law enforcement officer of the county in which the sex offender resides within 10 days of his or her conviction, release from incarceration, or being placed on probation. Offenders who are not currently registered are required to register with the chief law enforcement official within ten days of the effective date of this section.

This act authorizes the Highway Patrol to inform providers whether an applicant for employment is a registered offender under "Megan's Law". This act also requires the information from the registry be made available to other entities, as provided for by law.

This act also adds statutory rape, sexual assault, forcible sodomy, statutory sodomy, deviate sexual assault, and sexual abuse to the list of crimes for which an appeal bond can be denied.

The provisions of this act are also contained in CCS/HS#2/HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 969,673 & 855 (TAT); and similar provisions are contained in HCS/SCS/SB 1070 (TAT).