SB 121 – Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Senate Sponsors: Sen. Kwame Raoul-Iris Y. Martinez - Michael Noland - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Donne E. Trotter, James T. Meeks and Mattie Hunter House Sponsors: Rep. James D. Brosnahan - Annazette Collins - John A. Fritchey, Arthur L. Turner and Shane Cultra Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Sex Offender Registration Act. Eliminates provision that a person who has been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent for an act which, if committed by an adult, would be a sex offense shall register as an adult sex offender within 10 days after attaining 17 years of age. Provides that in all cases involving an adjudicated juvenile delinquent who meets the definition of sex offender under the Act, the court shall determine at the sentencing hearing whether to order registration, and if so, the duration of the registration. Establishes factors that the court must consider in making such a determination. Effective immediately. Senate Amendment #1: Removes requirement for juveniles upon attaining the age of 17 to register publicly. For a minor adjudicated delinquent for a sex offense which, if charged as an adult, would be a felony, no less than 5 years after registration, the minor may petition for the termination of the term of registration. For a minor adjudicated delinquent for a sex offense which, if charged as an adult, would be a misdemeanor, no less than 2 years after registration ordered, the minor may petition for termination of the term of registration. The court may upon a hearing on the petition for termination of registration, terminate registration if the court finds that the registrant poses no risk to the community by a preponderance of the evidence based upon the factors set. The right to petition applies retroactively. Bill passed the Senate and House and was vetoed by the Governor. The Senate and House overrode the veto and the bill is enacted with an immediate effective date. Public Act 95-0658.
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