New Sex Offender Measure May Need Fine Tuning

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, November 9, 2006

Republican State Senator George Runner says the early court challenge of the law won’t get in the way of protecting children. The court issued a restraining order on the provision restricting registered sex offenders from living within two-thousand feet of a school or park.  The court’s concern is that registered sex offenders would be forced from their homes. Runner says the law only applies to those who will be released in the future. 

“We do not believe the ruling has anything to do with our implementation it was never meant to be implemented in the way the temporary restraining order was put on so at that point we don’t feel like that has any issue with our implementation plans…” 

Runner says details of the law will be worked out with the recently created Sex Offender Management Board, and could require legislation.

The head of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says he is preparing a request for funds to pay for GPS monitoring services, which are also required by the law.