SB 121 – Juvenile Sex Offender Registration by xeg10270

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									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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