Bill Would Make Changes to Sex Offender Registry

By | 2018-04-11T15:35:41-05:00 April 11, 2018 3:35 pm|State Headlines|0 Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KDKZ-TV) Sex offenders convicted of lower-level crimes would be able to petition to have their names removed from a state registry under a bill that a Senate committee is considering.

The bill has already passed the House. It would create a tiered system, similar to what the federal government uses, to make it possible for people who have committed an offense that falls into the first two tiers to petition to have their name removed from the registry.

The bill could help make the registry clearer for the public.

The bill also distinguishes different kinds of sexual offenses, and imposes a lifetime sentence with no eligibility for parole for those who commit a predatory sexual offense.

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