Interviews and depositions of children

On January 16, 2020, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on interviews and depositions of children in sex offense cases.  The bill, authored by Sen. Messmer, creates certain procedures and protections in a defense interview or a court ordered deposition for a … [Read more...]

Interviews and depositions of children

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on interviews and depositions of children in sex offense cases.  The bill, authored by Sen. Messmer, creates certain procedures and protections in a defense interview or a court ordered deposition for a child less than 16 … [Read more...]

Sex offender employment and residence

S.E.A. 258, P.L. 220 Effective: July 1, 2019 Allows a court to prohibit, as a condition of probation, a sexually violent predator or an offender against children from having: (1) unsupervised contact; or (2) contact; with a child less than 16 years of age. Requires … [Read more...]

Victims of criminal acts

S.E.A. 551, P.L. 40 Effective: July 1, 2019; §§2 & 15 effective April 18, 2019 Provides that a new registration period may be imposed if a sex or violent offender fails to register or improperly registers as a sex or violent offender. Prohibits records held … [Read more...]

Prohibited name change

H.E.A. 1208, P.L. 244 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "lifetime sex or violent offender" and prohibits, with certain exceptions, a lifetime sex or violent offender from changing the offender's name. Requires the local law enforcement authority in the county of … [Read more...]

Prohibited name change

For amend and vote only, the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1208, sponsored by Sen. Grooms and Sen. Houchin on prohibited name change. The bill that passed the House amended the current law that prohibits a person who is confined to a … [Read more...]

Sex offenders and child care services

The House Committee on Family, Children & Human Affairs heard SB 258, sponsored by Rep. Manning, on sexually violent predators. The current law prohibits a sexually violent predator or an offender against children from working for compensation or as a volunteer on … [Read more...]

Victims of criminal acts

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 551 sponsored by Rep. McNamara on victims of criminal acts. This bill: provides that a new registration period may be imposed if a sex or violent offender fails to register or improperly registers as a sex or … [Read more...]