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Bill would increase information on Wisconsin Sex Offender RegistrySubmitted: 10/03/2013
Bill would increase information on Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry
Story By Adam Fox

MADISON - Republican State Rep. Mary Williams introduced a bill this week that would increase more information on Wisconsin's Sex Offender Registry.

The bill addresses what Rep. Williams thinks are weaknesses in current law.

The bill has three goals.

One makes the Department of Corrections and Department of Health Services tell local police when a sex offender changes their address. Current law doesn't require them to do so.

Another change would require all addresses and aliases of sex offenders to be posted online. Only one address is required under current law.

Finally, sex offenses can be dismissed if the prosecution and defense strike a deal. Williams' bill would also have those show up on the registry.

Williams hopes the bill gains enough support to move forward. Once that happens, it will be sent to committee.




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