Sunday, May 12, 2013

IN - Pence signs into law changes to sex offender registry

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Changes are coming to Indiana’s sex offender registry, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Mike Pence Thursday.

HEA 1053 (PDF) requires the Indiana Department of Correction to remove information from the online public portal of the sex offender registry relating to a sex or violent offender who no longer is required to register or is deceased. The new law also adds the vehicle identification number of the vehicle owned or regularly operated by the offender to the information he or she is required to provide for sex offender registration. Driver’s licenses or ID cards must contain the offender’s current address and physical description.

Among other things, the law also merges the offense of criminal deviate conduct into the crime of rape and repeals the criminal deviate conduct statute, effective July 1, 2014.

The introduced version of the bill was prepared by the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee.

Pence also signed HEA 1159 (PDF), which limits the liability of a public school or an accredited nonpublic school that provides community-use physical fitness activities to the general public.

The governor still has dozens of enrolled acts before him with a signing or veto deadline of Saturday, including HEA 1393 (PDF) on judicial technology and automation and HEA 1320 on workers’ compensation.


Tunabear said...

The new law mandates the removal of a person's name after he dies or is no longer required to be on the registry.
Duh! You mean they were just leaving names and identifying info on the registry regardless of status?

Gab said...

I was thinking the same thing...."you're no longer required to register but we're not required to remove your info"
I wonder if you moved... what would they do?