A bill currently in the senate would allow for sex offenders convicted of lower level crimes to have their names removed from the state registry.
Representative Kurt Bahr’s bill has already passed through the house. The proposal would create a tiered system, similar to the one used by the federal government.
It specifies the level of crime, and if the sex offender is convicted of one of the first 2 tiers of crimes they would be able to petition at 10 years and 25 years of being on the list if they have remained in good standing.
The bill also distinguishes between different types of sexual offenses and imposes a lifetime sentence without the possibility of parole for those committing a predatory sexual offense.