Sex Offender Registry Laws Applied Retrospectively
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Sex Offender Registry Laws Applied Retrospectively

Date: April 29, 2008
By: Erika Navarrete
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SJR 34

Intro: The House Crime Prevention Committee heard a constitutional amendment that would allow the retrospective application of sex offender registration laws.

Erika Navarrete (Nahv-ah-rett) has more from Jefferson City.

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If the amendment were to get on the Missouri ballot, voters would either adopt or reject the law that could force more sex offenders to register even if they were convicted prior to the adoption of the registration requirement.

Southeast Missouri Republican Senator Jason Crowell is sponsoring the constitutional amendment.

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Description: "If we are going to have a sex offender's registration list, all sex offenders will be on that list. Not just those who commit their offense post 1995."

Any law restricting sex offenders from residing near a school or child-care facility would be applied retrospectively.

The amendment would also allow the continuation of the DNA analysis collection of felons regardless of when the felony was committed.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Erika Navarrete, KMOX News.