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2007 SESSION

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SB 1065 Sex Offender Registry; clarifies person convicted of registrable offense must register.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Sex Offender Registry; penalties. Clarifies that a person convicted of attempt or conspiracy to commit a registerable offense must register. The bill makes a first offense (currently a second offense) of production, publication, sale, possession with intent to distribute, and financing of sexually explicit visual material involving children a sexually violent offense. Federal convictions for sex trafficking are added as sexually violent offenses. Persons required to register will have to provide palm prints and vehicle registration information for any vehicle they own. Failure to reregister in person within three days following any change in vehicle registration information will be a Class 6 felony.

Persons who do not have a continuing duty to register for life must petition the court in order to be relieved of the duty to register. In addition to the current requirement that a petition may not be filed for 10 years after initial registration or a conviction for failure to register, the bill adds that a person may not file a petition for 10 years after conviction of any felony, and that a petition may not be filed until all court-ordered treatment, counseling, and restitution is completed. The court must obtain a copy of the petitioner's complete criminal history and registration history and the Commonwealth must be made a party to the action.


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