Saturday, March 16, 2013

TX - Bill would end registry listing of where sex offenders work

Original Article


AUSTIN - At any time, you can get online and find out where registered sex offenders live in your area. And thanks to a 2007 law, you can also find out where those sex offenders work.

But now, two lawmakers are working on plan that would not allow you see where they work. The bill is being pushed by Fort Worth Representative Lon Burnham and Houston State Senator John Whitmire. They say making employment information public is keeping sex offenders from getting jobs because companies fear it will hurt their business.

Back in 2007, when that information first came available, our Trouble Shooters uncovered sex offenders working as karate instructors, clowns for birthday parties, and even locksmiths.

What do you think about the plan? Is it too much information or something we need to know for our children's safety? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.

1 comment :

Loneranger said...

How much information do they need? Information is power so the real question should be is how much power should they have to miss use.