- Nebraska Legislature conducting another interim study of the registry.
- Previous interim studies have found the registry is ineffective, harms many, costs a lot of money and does not help solve or prevent crime.
- Make your voice heard.
The Nebraska Legislature is undertaking another interim study of sex-offender registration laws.
The study, LR 189 introduced by State Sen. John McCollister, intends to look at these issues, among others:
- Whether juveniles adjudicated as sex offenders outside Nebraska should register as sex offenders if they move to Nebraska;
- Whether a tier-based system of differentiated public notification based on the individual’s risk level, seriousness of conviction, and age should be used in sex offender registration; and
- Changes that could be made to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
Make your voice heard. The Legislature’s LR 189 information page includes a link where you may submit your comments online. It’s easy to find (see the illustration below).
Those of you who have dealt with the Legislature know what state senators need to hear. Let them hear you.
The Legislature has conducted interim studies on this issue before. It has found that the registry protects no one, harms many and does not help solve or prevent crime.
We will track progress in the Legislature on this blog. Meanwhile, here are some helpful links: