SB 188 Modifies provisions relating to civil commitment of sexually violent predators
Sponsor: Romine
LR Number: 0939H.04T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 7/1/2013 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2469
Title: HCS SB 188 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Varies
House Handler: Engler

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HCS/SB 188 - This act modifies provisions relating to civil commitment of sexual violent predators.

This act revised the definition of "sexually violent offense" for purposes of civil commitment to include sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual assault in the first degree, deviate sexual assault in the first degree, and an act of abuse of a child involving either sexual contact, a prohibited sexual act, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation of a minor, or any felony offense that contains elements substantially similar to these offenses. SECTION 632.480

This act also adds to the list of persons who shall be served with petitions for the conditional release of a sexually violent predator to include the prosecuting attorney of the jurisdiction where the person is to be released. SECTION 632.498

Under this act, when a person designated as a sexually violent predator is electronically monitored while on conditional release, the Department of Corrections must provide, upon request, the chief of the law enforcement agency for the county or city where the facility that released the offender is located with access to the real-time and recorded information collected by the electronic monitoring, including any alerts generated by the technology. The access must continue while the person is living in the county, city, town, or village where the facility that released the offender is located.

The electronic information must be closed and not disclosed to anyone outside of the law enforcement agency except upon an order of the court supervising the conditional release. SECTION 632.505

The electronic monitoring provision is identical to SB 285 (2013).

There is an emergency clause for the provision relating to the definition of "sexually violent offense."