Sex Offenders Licenses would be Marked Under Bill

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Tuesday, April 03 2007 Apr 3, 2007 Tuesday, April 03, 2007 8:27:25 PM CDT April 03, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The status of sex offenders would be flagged on their driver's licenses under a bill that won first-round House approval Tuesday. The measure by House member Ward Franz would also require sex offenders to renew their licenses annually. The idea is to help law enforcement keep better track of sex offenders and ensure that public information on where they live is relatively current. Offenders who did not register would have their licenses revoked. The bill also would create a new special code on driver's licenses to identify sex offenders, in the place already reserved for other conditions, such as whether someone wears eyeglasses. Franz says the idea is not to embarrass the criminal but to help law enforcement. The measure needs another vote to go to the Senate.

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