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HOUSE BILL NO. 535 – Sex offender/regstrtn/info/media


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H0535................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
SEXUAL OFFENDERS - Amends existing law relating to sexual offenders to
revise provisions relating to the dissemination of information relating to
violent sexual predators; and to provide for the deposit and use of certain
02/02    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/03    Rpt prt - to Jud
02/10    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/13    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/16    3rd rdg - PASSED - 69-0-1
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
      Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford,
      Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson,
      Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart(Jacobson),
      Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour,
      Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell,
      Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo,
      Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2),
      Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie,
      Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Crow
    Floor Sponsor - Mitchell
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/17    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Jud
02/27    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/28    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/02    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis,
      Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough,
      Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Richardson
    Title apvd - to House
03/03    To enrol
03/06    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/07    Pres signed
03/08    To Governor
03/11    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 35
         Effective: 07/01/06

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2006
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 535
  1                                        AN ACT
  5        FEES.
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  7        SECTION  1.  That  Section 18-8324, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  8    amended to read as follows:
  9        18-8324.  DISSEMINATION OF REGISTRY INFORMATION. (1) The department  shall
 10    disseminate any registration information collected under this chapter, includ-
 11    ing  change  of address notification, to criminal justice agencies through the
 12    public safety and security information system established in section  19-5202,
 13    Idaho  Code.  Registry  information  provided under this section shall be used
 14    only for the administration of criminal justice or for the protection  of  the
 15    public as permitted by this chapter.
 16        (2)  The  department shall provide quarterly to the superintendent of pub-
 17    lic instruction and to the director of the department of health and welfare  a
 18    list  of  all  sexual offenders required to register with the central registry
 19    together with the address, date of birth and  crime  of  conviction  for  each
 20    offender  listed.  The  superintendent may further distribute the list or por-
 21    tions thereof to school districts or to schools.
 22        (3)  The department shall release  quarterly  to  the  public  a  list  of
 23    offenders  thirty  (30) days or more delinquent in maintaining registration or
 24    address verification. Offenders subject to being listed include those who have
 25    failed:
 26        (a)  To register with a sheriff after initial registration  under  section
 27        18-8307, Idaho Code;
 28        (b)  To register annually as required in section 18-8307, Idaho Code; and
 29        (c)  To  respond  to an address verification notice as required in section
 30        18-8308, Idaho Code.
 31        (4)  The department shall include a cautionary statement relating to  com-
 32    pleteness, accuracy and use of registry information when releasing information
 33    to  the public or noncriminal justice agencies as well as a statement concern-
 34    ing the penalties provided in section 18-8326, Idaho Code, for misuse of  reg-
 35    istry information.
 36        (5)  Information  released  pursuant  to this section may be used only for
 37    the protection of the public.
 38        (6)  Further dissemination of registry information by any person or entity
 39    shall include the cautionary statements required in  subsection  (4)  of  this
 40    section.
 41        (7)  Upon  registration  in  a  county of a person classified as a violent
 42    sexual predator presenting a high risk of reoffense by the Idaho sex  offender
 43    classification  board,  or  an equivalent classification in another state, the
  1    sheriff shall publish in a newspaper in general circulation within the  county
  2    once  a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, the name, address, photograph of
  3    said person and offense the offender has committed within thirty (30) days  of
  4    registration  and  within  this  time  period shall also disseminate the name,
  5    address, photograph of said person and offense the offender has  committed  to
  6    all  major local radio and television media. The sheriff shall charge a fee of
  7    fifty dollars ($50.00) in addition to any other fees authorized by this  chap-
  8    ter  to be paid by the sex offender. Fees shall be deposited in a violent sex-
  9    ual predator account maintained by the sheriff to be used for the  purpose  of
 10    public  education  relating to violent sexual predators and to offset the cost
 11    of newspaper publication.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 15504C2

Section 18-8324 (7) adds language that within 30 days of
registration the sheriff shall disseminate the name, address, and
photo to all major local radio and television media.  Fees
deposited by the sheriff, as required by present law, shall be
deposited in a special violent sexual predator account.

                           FISCAL NOTE

No fiscal impact.

Name: Rep. Mike Mitchell 
Phone: 332-1131

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 535