Unclassified Registrants If the person is classified by the Sex Offender Registration Review Board, a petition may be filed, but the court will stay the proceeding and direct the Board to make a classification in the person’s case.
The resulting classification would determine eligibility for relief.
Because I believe that it is important for people effected by this legislation to know about it, I have put together a summary. If the offense conduct occurred between June 4, 2003 and June 30, 2006, there are restrictions on the location of the registrant’s residence but not on the registrant’s place of employment.
You should check with your county sheriff and/or your probation or parole officer before changing your behavior. The residence cannot be within 1000 feet of any child care facility, school, public park, private park, recreation facility, playground, skating rink, neighborhood center, gymnasium or similar facilities providing programs or services directed toward persons under age 18.
Another example is that some registrants who were convicted of statutory rape prior to July 1, 2006, where the victim was at least 14 years old but less than 16 years old and the registrant was 18 years old or younger at the time of the offense, and no more than four years older than the victim at that time.
These persons could now petition for removal from the registry.
Risk Classification If the person is classified by the Sex Offender Registration Review Board as a level I risk assessment classification, then they may file a petition immediately, if the registrant has completed all prison, parole, supervised release and probation for the offense which required registration.If a registrant has established residence or employment and a facility such as a child care facility, church or school is established or moves within 1000 feet of the registrants residence or employment location, there is a procedure by which the registrant can petition to establish the right to remain at the residence or employment under certain circumstances.It should be noted that the rules regarding church have been modified.Some Registrants May Be Eligible to be Removed from the Registry The prior law provided that a person on the sex offender registry could petition to be removed from the registry.That process could only be initiated once ten years had elapsed from the completion of the person’s sentence.