Indiana bill would restrict sex offenders’ time at church

It’s the silly season for Indiana lawmakers. A state senator there is responding to an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling allowing three registered citizens to attend church services with a bill that would restrict the time registrants could be at a church.

Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, has authored legislation that would allow a serious sex offender to be at a religious institution, when it is located on school property, not earlier than 30 minutes before worship service begins or 30 minutes after it ends.Mrvan said his Senate Bill 295 was aimed at keeping children safe: “It’s our responsibility to protect children.”

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