Bills target registered sex offenders

When state legislators run out of original, useful, ideas, they often fall back on the one fail-safe for anyone who harbors political ambition — pass laws to make life more difficult for registered sex offenders.

For instance:

-A Missouri legislator has introduced a bill that would prohibit registered sex offenders from coming withing 500 feet of children’s museums and zoos.

-A bill in South Carolina would prevent registrants from becoming locksmiths.

-Meanwhile in Rhode Island, politicians are seeking to address the problem of homeless sex offenders by limiting the number of registrants who can stay at the state’s homeless shelters.

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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