HB1222 Changes provisions of the law requiring registration of sexual offenders.
Sponsor: May, Brian H. (108) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: O'Toole, James P. (68) LR Number: 3193L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
01/19/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1222
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HB 1222 -- Registration of Offenders

Co-Sponsors:  May (108), O'Toole, Luetkenhaus

This bill makes a number of changes to the registration of
sexual offenders.  The bill:

(1)  Adds individuals who have received suspended impositions of
sentences for sexual offenses to the list of offenders who must
register with the chief law enforcement official of their county
with each change of address.  Registration is also required for
offenders receiving a suspended imposition of sentence for
kidnapping, promoting prostitution, incest, abuse of a child, or
use of a child or promoting a child in a sexual performance
(589.400);

(2)  Extends the duty of registration to nonresident sexual
offenders who are employed or go to school in the state, or were
required to register in another state.  The bill requires that
persons required to register must do so in the counties in which
they reside, as well as the county in which they are employed,
attend school, or intend to be for 10 or more days in any year
(589.400);

(3)  Imposes a duty on the chief law enforcement official to
forward registration information to another state when the
registrant moves.  The bill also requires that registrants
notify the chief law enforcement official of the date they are
moving from the county (589.400);

(4)  Includes the victim's age as a part of the record in all
sexual offense cases that result in the registration.  The bill
also makes registration a condition of probation and parole for
sexual offenses.  The bill changes the procedure by which
offenders leaving correctional facilities or mental health
institutions register by requiring that the offender initially
be registered with the Highway Patrol.  Currently, offenders are
registered with the chief law enforcement official of the county
first (589.403);

(5)  Requires that a recent photograph of the offender be
included in the information provided at registration (589.407);

(6)  Decreases the number of days in which the registration
information must be forwarded from the chief law enforcement
official to the central repository from 10 to 3 days, and
requires the information also be entered into the National Sex
Offender Registry (589.410);

(7)  Requires registrants to update their addresses if they
change employment or school addresses, in addition to
residences.  If the address of employment has changed, proof of
employment must be furnished (589.414);

(8)  Directs the chief law enforcement official of the county to
provide information to schools concerning registrants who live
within one mile of a school (589.417);

(9)  Establishes a board of examiners for sex offenders with 5
members to be appointed by the Governor.  The board has the duty
to develop guidelines and procedures to assess the risk of
repeat offenses by sex offenders and the threat posed to public
safety.  The bill provides a number of criteria to consider in
making that assessment.  Beginning January 1, 2001, the board
has 60 days before the discharge of any sex offender to make an
evaluation of risk to the sentencing court.  The bill also sets
out 3 risk level categories for assessment, and limits public
access to the registration information concerning the lowest
risk level offenders (589.417); and

(10)  Increases the penalty for including false information on a
registration statement, and failure to register from a class A
misdemeanor to a class D felony (589.425).


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