Under current law, sex offenders must register based on their residence. The bill would create a registration system for offenders who lack a fixed residence. An offender who registers under “lacks a fixed residence,” which the bill defines, must verify his or her registration with the registering agency every three months or every month, depending on the offender’s registration requirements. Failure to do so is an unclassified misdemeanor. Law enforcement agencies that receive registrations that include a lack of a fixed residence must report semi-annually the number of such registrations to the department of public safety for two years. The department of public safety must assess the effectiveness of the program after two years.
The bill clarifies the calculation for the timing of sex offender quarterly registration. Assigned to the Judiciary Committee; the bill is set for committee review on Tuesday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Since this summary, the bill was amended by the Judiciary Committee and referred to the House Committee of the Whole. Second reading in the House was laid over until April 27.
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