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OH Senate Wants Tougher SORN Registration Law

December 1, 2009 Comments off

Ohio SB 217 : 128th General Assembly.Regular Session 2009-2010 (read bill here)
Introduced by Senator Turner
Cosponsors: Senators Cafaro, Smith, Strahorn, Miller, R., Fedor, Wagoner, Kearney, Morano

To amend sections 2950.04, 2950.041, 2950.06, 2950.081, 2950.11, 2950.111, and 2950.13 and to enact sections 2950.044 and 2950.112 of the Revised Code to require sex offenders/child-victim offenders who register a residence address or verify a registered residence address to provide proof of residency at that address, to require Tier III sex offenders/child-victim offenders to verify their registered residence address every 30 days, to revise the criteria for subjecting offenders and delinquent children to SORN Law community notification, to expand SORN Law community notification to also generally apply when offenders or delinquent children verify their registered residence address, and to generally require a sheriff or designee to confirm by personal observation a residence address registered or verified by a Tier III sex offender/child-victim offender.

Call to Action:
All Ohio readers must call,email and write their Ohio Senators and tell them to STOP with the new sex offender (SORN) legislation ! Even as the current Ohio SORN law is under review by the Ohio Supreme Court for multiple Constitutional violations, the Senate wants the make the registration laws even more burdensome.