Bill Status of HB1139 97th General Assembly
Short Description: SEX OFFENDER REG-REMOVAL
Rep. Robert W. Pritchard - Jim Sacia - Marlow H. Colvin - Karen A. Yarbrough - Constance A. Howard, Linda Chapa LaVia, Elizabeth Hernandez, Cynthia Soto, Monique D. Davis, Mary E. Flowers, Annazette Collins and Maria Antonia Berrios
| 3/3/2011||House||Third Reading - Standard Debate - Lost 036-073-001|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Sex Offender Registration Act. Provides that a person convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for criminal sexual abuse that does not involve: (1) an act of sexual conduct by the use of force or threat of force; or (2) a victim who was unable to understand the nature of the act or who was unable to give knowing consent may file a motion with the sentencing court for removal from the requirement to register as a sex offender if: (1) he or she is not more than 4 years older than the victim; and (2) the victim was 14 years of age or older at the time of the offense. Provides that the State's Attorney must receive 21 days notice prior to the disposition of the motion and may present evidence in opposition to the requested relief or otherwise demonstrate why the motion should be denied. Provides that the court may grant the motion if it finds that the offender meets the criteria set forth in these provisions and that the removal of the registration requirement will not conflict with federal law. Provides that if the court denies the motion, the offender may not petition again for removal from the requirement to register as a sex offender until 2 years has elapsed following denial of the motion. Provides that if the court grants the motion, and the offender provides the Department of State Police with a certified copy of the court's order removing the requirement that he or she register as a sex offender, the registration requirement may not apply to the person and the Department shall remove all information about the person from the registry of sex offenders maintained by the Department. Provides that relief under these provisions does not entitle the offender to expunge or seal information about his or her criminal history.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. States that the definition of "child sex offender" in the provisions prohibiting child sex offenders from residing within certain distances and loitering near schools, school bus stops, parks, and other facilities providing services to persons under 18 years of age does not apply to persons who have been removed from the requirements to register as sex offenders under the Sex Offender Registration Act for certain criminal sexual abuse violations.