Bill Summary for H 219/SL 2011-61 (2011-2012)

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May 4 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 219 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 2, 2011
TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER MUST INDICATE ON THE INITIAL REGISTRATION FORM THE NAME UNDER WHICH THE PERSON WAS CONVICTED FOR THE SEX OFFENSE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE REGISTRANT MUST ALSO NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE SHERIFF OF ANY NAME CHANGE BY THE REGISTRANT AND INCLUDE NAME CHANGES AS PART OF THE VERIFICATION PROCEDURE, TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL STATISTICS TO MAINTAIN THE STATEWIDE REGISTRY SO THAT A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY CONDUCT SEX OFFENDER SEARCHES USING ANY NAME OR ALIAS OF A REGISTRANT, TO CLARIFY THAT SEX OFFENDERS MAY NOT CHANGE THEIR NAME PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 101 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE VENUE IN WHICH TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE A SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE REPAIRS TO THE STATEWIDE REGISTRY COMPUTER SYSTEM.
Intro. by T. Moore, Hager, Cook, Pridgen.

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AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER MUST INDICATE ON THE INITIAL REGISTRATION FORM THE NAME UNDER WHICH THE PERSON WAS CONVICTED FOR THE SEX OFFENSE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE REGISTRANT MUST ALSO NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE SHERIFF OF ANY NAME CHANGE BY THE REGISTRANT AND INCLUDE NAME CHANGES AS PART OF THE VERIFICATION PROCEDURE, TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL STATISTICS TO MAINTAIN THE STATEWIDE REGISTRY SO THAT A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY CONDUCT SEX OFFENDER SEARCHES USING ANY NAME OR ALIAS OF A REGISTRANT, TO CLARIFY THAT SEX OFFENDERS MAY NOT CHANGE THEIR NAME PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 101 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, AND TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE VENUE IN WHICH TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE A SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/2/11 and 3/9/11. Enacted May 3, 2011. Sections 1–4, 6, and 7 are effective December 1, 2011, and apply to sex offenders whose registration occurs on or after that date, and to sex offenders registered before December 1, 2011, who continue to be registered on that date. However, any sex offender registered before December 1, 2011, and continuing to be registered on that date will not be in violation of the proposed requirements regarding the registrant’s name, provided the registrant provides the required information on the first verification date that occurs on or after December 1, 2011. Section 5 is effective December 1, 2011. Section 8 is effective May 3, 2011. The remainder is effective May 3, 2011.

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