Sex Offender Registry; not required to provide list of registrants' wanted offenses on Internet. (HB2274)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) with support from co-patron Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Internet sex offender registry information. Requires that the Internet sex offender registry information include a "wanted" notation for a person who is wanted for any crime. Currently, the "wanted" notation is only posted for a person who is wanted for failing to register. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096915687
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2274)
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting and referring to Appropriations
01/30/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2009Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Appropriations with amendment (21-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Reported from Appropriations with amendment (23-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2274E
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 096915687-E
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2274E)
02/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/23/2009Passed by in Courts of Justice with letter (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Subject matter referred to teh Crime Commission pursuant to Senate Rule 30 (L)
02/24/2009Subject matter referred to the Crime Commission pursuant to Senate Rule 30 (L)
02/24/2009Subject matter referred to the Crime Commission pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)

Comments

L.L. writes:

This bill is a waste of time and runs contrary to the purpose of the sex offender registry. The registry is limited to sex offenses and information related to a failure to register. Adding "wanted" for other offenses is inappropriate.

The odd thing about this bill is that if an offender is "wanted" for an offense, it means police don't know where he is. If they don't know where he is, then he is in violation of registry requirements in which case THAT information can and should be posted on the registry.

There is not even a mechanism in place that would allow all jurisdictions to report this info to the SOR. It would require $$$ to get such a system in place when it isn't even necessary. Why spend money on a redundant process?

Stephen writes:

I though the name poindexter meant a smart person, this bill is pure stupid.