Senate Bill #608 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

Requires local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within 1000 feet of the residence of level 3 sex offender.

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  • 2017 – S 0608
  • 2017 – S 0608 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND
  • COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND
  • COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
  • Introduced By: Senators McCaffrey, Lombardi, Archambault, Conley, and Nesselbush
  • Date Introduced: March 15, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Judiciary
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 11-37.1-11 of the GeneralLaws in Chapter 11-37.1 entitled "Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 11-37.1-11. Release of information.
  • (a) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter or as provided in subsections (b) or (c) of this section, no information obtained under this chapter shallbe released or transferred without the written consent of the person or his or her authorized representative.
  • (b) No consent for release or transfer of information obtained under this chapter shallbe required in the following instances:
  • (1) Information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes;
  • (2) Information may be disclosed to government agencies conducting confidential background checks;
  • (3) The designated law enforcement agency and any local law enforcement agency authorized by the state agency may release relevant information that is necessary to protect individuals concerning a specific person required to register under this chapter, except that the identity of a victim of an offense that requires registration under this section shall not be released;
  • (4) Information may be released or disseminated in accordance with the provisions of § 11-37.1-12; and
  • (5) Information shall be disclosed by the local police department to the general public in a city or town for those registered offenders determined to be either a level2 or level3 offender as determined consistent with parole board guidelines. ; and
  • (6) Information shall be disclosed by the local police department to the local school department for those registered offenders determined to be level 3 offenders by the parole board for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within one thousand feet (1,000') of a level3 sex offender's residence.
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 11-37.1-11 of the General Laws in Chapter 11-37.1 entitled "Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification" are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 11-37.1-11. Release of information.
  • (a) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter or as provided in subsections (b) or (c) of this section, no information obtained under this chapter shall be released or transferred without the written consent of the person or his or her authorized representative.
  • (b) No consent for release or transfer of information obtained under this chapter shall be required in the following instances:
  • (1) Information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes;
  • (2) Information may be disclosed to government agencies conducting confidential background checks;
  • (3) The designated law enforcement agency and any local law enforcement agency authorized by the state agency may release relevant information that is necessary to protect individuals concerning a specific person required to register under this chapter, except that the identity of a victim of an offense that requires registration under this section shall not be released;
  • (4) Information may be released or disseminated in accordance with the provisions of § 11-37.1-12; and
  • (5) Information shall be disclosed by the local police department to the general public in a city or town for those registered offenders determined to be either a level 2 or level 3 offender as determined consistent with parole board guidelines. ; and
  • (6) Information shall be disclosed by the local police department to the local school department for those registered offenders determined to be level 3 offenders by the parole board for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose school bus stop is within one thousand feet (1,000') of a level 3 sex offender's residence, which distance shall be measured from the nearest boundary line of the real property supporting the residence of the level 3 sex offender to the school bus stop.
  • (c) Any local law enforcement agency shall release relevant information collected pursuant to § 11-37.1-3(c) to any campus police agency appointed pursuant to § 16-15-2 or police for private institutions appointed pursuant to § 12-2.1-1 for any person having a duty to register who is enrolled in, employed by or carrying on a vocation at an institution of higher education. That agency may release relevant information that is necessary to protect individuals concerning a specific person required to register under this chapter, except that the identity of a victim of an offense that requires registration under this section shall not be released.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND
  • COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
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  • This act would require local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within one thousand feet (1000') of the residence of a level3 sex offender.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002132 ========
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  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND
  • COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
  • ***
  • This act would require local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within one thousand feet (1000') of the residence of a level 3 sex offender.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002132/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

June 06, 2017 at 4:55pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey NV
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell NV
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT

September 19, 2017 at 8:29pm
Yeas: 59 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 16 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello NV
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore NV
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson NV
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi NV
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara NV
Rep. Mendonca NV
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo NV
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady NV
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price NV
Rep. Quattrocchi NV
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell NV
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh NV
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE AS AMENDED

September 19, 2017 at 8:30pm
Yeas: 61 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 14 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello NV
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore NV
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson NV
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca NV
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo NV
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady NV
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price NV
Rep. Quattrocchi NV
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell NV
Rep. Regunberg NV
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh NV
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y