Friday, January 20, 2006

as far as i'm concerned you CANNOT be too tough on sexual predators

Lawmakers want to toughen state sex offender laws
By Susan Haigh, AP Political Writer January 19, 2006
HARTFORD, Conn. --Permanent commitment for the most violent sex offenders and a more detailed sex offender web site are among proposals House Democrats unveiled Thursday to strengthen the state's version of Megan's Law.
The lawmakers are proposing an assessment board to assign offenders risk levels, determine if they meet standards for commitment and possibly impose curfews.
Additional funding and manpower for the state's sex offender registry unit is also part of a package of bills Democrats said they plan to introduce in the new legislative session that starts Feb. 8.
"This has been long overdue for the state of Connecticut," said House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, who led efforts to pass the state's version of Megan's Law. It requires released sex offenders to register with police when they move into a community and for residents to be notified. Names, addresses and pictures of convicted offenders first appeared on an Internet registry in 1999.
About 4,000 people currently appear on Connecticut's registry..........

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