Thursday, June 16, 2005

Additional sex offender measures introduced in Congress

6/16/05 Update from the National Center for Victims of Crime reports that "Several more bills addressing sex offenders have been introduced in Congress: On June 8, Rep. Mark Green (R-WI) introduced two bills: H.R. 2796, which would expand the use of DNA to identify and prosecute sex offenders, and H.R. 2797, which would amend the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act by extending registration requirements to juvenile sex offenders. Congressman Michael R. McNulty (D -NY) introduced H.R. 2814 to require that no federal funds may be expended for the payment or reimbursement of a drug that is prescribed to a sex offender for the treatment of sexual or erectile dysfunction. On June 9, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) introduced S. 1220, legislation to assist law enforcement in their efforts to recover missing children and to strengthen the standards for state sex offender registration programs."