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Monday, April 27, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Ecection exception in new sex offender law

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

The most unenforceable aspects of the 2000 foot sex offender zone are
finally going away once Governor Culver signs Senate File 340 (which
he's said he will). Instead of focusing on where offenders live, the
new law will focus on where they can be. The bill aims to keep
offenders 300 feet away from schools, libraries and other such
facilities. Only the most serious offenders will still be under the
2000 foot restriction which has concentrated sex offenders into the
tiny handful of places where it was legal for them to live. There's a
few reasonable exceptions, one of which went unreported: On election
day, and offender may go to their polling place if it's in a school
"solely for the period of time reasonably necessary to exercise the
right to vote in a public election."

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