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HOUSE BILL NO. 383
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H0383................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
SEX OFFENDERS - Adds to existing law to provide a penalty for third party
assistance to sexual offenders attempting to avoid sexual offender
registration requirements; and to provide an exception.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 383
BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS; AMENDING CHAPTER 83, TITLE 18, IDAHO CODE, BY
3 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 18-8330, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY
4 FOR THIRD PARTY ASSISTANCE TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS ATTEMPTING TO AVOID SEXUAL
5 OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 83, Title 18, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 18-8330, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 18-8330. THIRD PARTY ASSISTANCE TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS REQUIRED TO BE REGIS-
11 TERED -- EXCEPTION. (1) It is a felony for any person who has reason to
12 believe that a violent sexual predator is not complying, or has not complied
13 with, the requirements of this chapter and who, with the intent to assist the
14 violent sexual predator in eluding a law enforcement agency that is seeking to
15 find the violent sexual predator to question or arrest him because of noncom-
16 pliance, to:
17 (a) Withhold information from a law enforcement agency about the violent
18 sexual predator's noncompliance and, if known, withhold the whereabouts of
19 the violent sexual predator;
20 (b) Harbor, or attempt to harbor, or assist another person in harboring
21 or attempting to harbor, the violent sexual predator;
22 (c) Conceal, or attempt to conceal, or assist another person in conceal-
23 ing or attempting to conceal, the violent sexual predator; or
24 (d) Provide information to a law enforcement agency regarding the violent
25 sexual predator which the person knows to be false information.
26 (2) The provisions of this section do not apply if the violent sexual
27 predator is incarcerated in a federal, state or private correctional facility
28 or in a county jail.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This proposed legislation will add Idaho Code Section 18-8330 for
the purpose of penalizing and deterring people from assisting
individuals required to register as sex offenders from avoiding
the registration requirements.
Name: Representative Jim Clark
Name: Senator Denton Darrington
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 383