The following are bills in 2019 Legislation. This list may or may not be all inclusive of those that affect Registrants. More information will be added as the language within the bill is developed and advanced.
Below are the links to HB2604 and SB163. Included is either a bill analysis or research analysis for each and you may see where specific areas were marked as we discussed these bills during our regular support group meetings.
HB2604 basically directs DHS to implement a perpetrator registry. The perpetrator registry will contain records of all allegations of child abuse, exploitation or neglect made on or after January 1, 2020 that were SUBSTANTIATED. The information will be considered confidential but will be disclosed to an employer or volunteer organization in cases where an employee or volunteer will be coming in contact with children.
SB163 This bill broadens the population of sex offenders required to report to the statewide centralized hotline of the Department of Human Services. Current law specifies that the offender be the parent, stepparent or grandparent of a minor before they are required to report to the hotline. That specific terms has been stricken and broadens the requirements to include any sex offender residing with a minor, not the victim however and obviously.