Friday, April 16, 2010

WI: School Grounds Sex Offender Law Passes New Bill Targets Sex Offenders.

Madison, Wis. -- The state Assembly has passed a bill requiring sex offenders to notify school districts before they come on school grounds. The measure prevents anyone on the state’s sex offender registry from being on any school property, including athletic fields, unless the school is notified.

(Keep in mind that a large number of people on registries are - or eventually become - parents of school kids)

The first failure would be a misdemeanor; subsequent offenses would be a felony. The bill would still allow offenders to vote on school grounds and attend non-school related activities on the premises.

The Republican-authored measure was passed by the Democratic-controlled Assembly on a voice vote. It now heads to the state Senate.