Missouri bill notifies prosecutor if sex offenders are freed
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 7:36 a.m. CDT;
updated 10:48 a.m. CDT, Thursday, May 2, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would notify local prosecutors when a sexually violent offender has been conditionally released from treatment.
The Missouri House and Senate both voted Wednesday to pass the bill.
The current law only requires the attorney general, the director of the Department of Mental Health, the facility housing the offender and the court committing the person to be notified of a release. The legislation would now add the prosecutor in the location where the offender was committed for treatment to be alerted.
The measure would also allow local law enforcement to access information from the Department of Corrections on the released offender's whereabouts if they are being electronically monitored.
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