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VA Require State to Notify Sex Offenders of Laws

January 21, 2009 Comments off

Virginia State Legislature : Bill summary as introduced:
Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Provides that the State Police shall publish on the publicly available Internet sex offender database and mail to all persons for whom registration is required the text of all general laws affecting such persons solely because of their inclusion in the Registry. The State Police shall publish and mail the text of all such laws upon their enactment, if such laws are emergency acts, or upon the adjournment of the reconvened session following the regular or special session at which such laws were enacted.

This is as it should be. With the litany of laws being imposed upon sex offenders, at minimum, the State must be held responsible for notifying registered sex offenders of the new laws when they are enacted. It is unfair to assume that every registered sex offender will research (or even understand) new bills and laws which may apply to them.

GA Continues to Show its Obsession With Sex Offenders

January 21, 2009 Comments off

GA Continues to Show its Obsession With Stripping Away All Constitutional Rights from Every Sex Offender.

Georgia General Assembly : Senate Bill SB 14 – Local Boards of Education; no person on the national/state sex offender registry shall be eligible for election/service on board…

Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 20-2-51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to election of county board of education members, persons ineligible to be members or superintendent, ineligibility for local boards of education, and ineligibility for other offices, so as to provide that no person who is on the national or state sex offender registry shall be eligible for election to or service on a local board of education; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Section1 “(e) No person who is on the National Sex Offender Registry or the state sexual offender registry shall be eligible for election to or service on a local board of education.”

Granted: it is very unlikely that a sex offender would be elected to such a position, but isn’t it the right of the electorate to decide? And doesn’t a sex offender have the right to run for election?