Mo. Could Consider Juvenile Sex Offender Measure

3 years 5 months 5 days ago August 18, 2013 Aug 18, 2013 Sunday, August 18 2013 Sunday, August 18, 2013 6:41:00 PM CDT in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Letting juveniles seek removal from Missouri's sex offender registry is a target for a possible veto override when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in several weeks.

Few voted against the legislation, but Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon called the measure overbroad and said it would "reduce public safety and fail to protect the rights of victims." House Speaker Tim Jones said this past week it is "ripe for an override."

Under the legislation people who were younger than 18 when they committed a sex offense would not appear on public notification websites operated by law enforcement officials. In addition, those who committed their crime as juveniles eventually could petition the courts for removal from the state registry.

Lawmakers consider veto overrides Sept. 11.

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