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House committee to hear sex offender, immediate detention bills

March 4, 2013

The Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee meets Tuesday morning to hear four bills, including a bill altering registry requirements and procedures for sex offenses and sex offenders.

House Bill 1053, among other things, requires the Department of Correction to remove information of a deceased offender or an offender no longer required to register from the Sex Offender Registry public portal. It also requires someone convicted of kidnapping or criminal confinement to register if the victim is younger than 18, unless a court finds the crime was not committed for a sexual purpose. The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee.

House Bill 1130 provides that someone who is gravely disabled, has a mental illness and is in immediate need of hospitalization may be detained by law enforcement and taken to the nearest appropriate facility. The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Commission on Mental Health and Addiction.

Committee members will also hear at the 10 a.m. meeting HB 1093 on killing a law enforcement animal; and HB 1256 on unlawful possession of items in penal facilities.

On Monday morning the House Judiciary Committee heard Senate Bill 85 on technical corrections.

 

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