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VA Require State to Notify Sex Offenders of Laws

January 21, 2009

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.

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