FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 177
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WETER (Sponsor), CHINN, GOODMAN, DENISON, DUSENBERG, DAY, MEINERS, SATER, KRAUS AND WRIGHT (137) (Co-sponsors).Read 1st time January 6, 2005 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 589.417, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to counties posting photographs of registered sexual offenders on the Internet.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 589.417, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 589.417, to read as follows:
589.417. 1. Except for the specific information listed in [subsection] subsections 2 and 3 of this section, the complete statements, photographs and fingerprints required by sections 589.400 to 589.425 shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 610, RSMo, and are not public records as defined in section 610.010, RSMo, and shall be available only to courts, prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.
2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the chief law enforcement official of the county shall maintain, for all offenders registered in such county, a complete list of the names, addresses and crimes for which such offenders are registered. Any person may request such list from the chief law enforcement official of the county.
3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law the chief law enforcement official of the county may maintain a web page on the Internet which can be open to the public and can include a registered sexual offender search capability. Only the information listed in subdivisions (1) to (4) of this subsection shall be provided to the public in the registered sexual offender search:
(1) The name of the offender;
(2) The last known address of the offender, including the street address, city, county, state, and zip code;
(3) A photograph of the offender; and
(4) The crime or crimes for which the offender was convicted that caused him or her to have to register.