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TN: Sex Offender Notification Bill Advances In Tennessee Legislature

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn.(WHNT)-A push for tougher sex offender notification laws in Tennessee came one step closer to reality Tuesday, part of an ongoing effort that originated in Lincoln County several months ago.

A committee in the Tennessee Legislature approved HB 1860, a bill that would allow municipal and county governments to mail written notices and post flyers in communities that convicted sex offenders move to. …

“This gives parents the knowledge of who is in their community,” said Blackwelder. “It doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime…In this bill there is an additional 50 dollar fee assessed to the sex offender. That 50 dollars will be earmarked for community notification.” Full Article

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  1. mike

    Another article pointing out that many people don’t make the effort to snoop into their neighbors personal affairs. If the registrants are going to pay for this notification I hope they’re afforded a decent photographer, so they don’t look like a mass-murderer on the mailer.

  2. Brubaker

    You’ve got to give ‘parents knowledge’ of who everyone is in community ..why a public policy that protects drug sellers..?..burglars ..?..dui’s.??..domestic violence.?? ..why protect those who have greater higher rate of danger as listed above From your ‘parents knowledge’ ???…..this public policy is far wrong on so many levels to write here but its gonna be a lotto jackpot for alot of people forced coerced to go through this.

  3. Joe

    It should be noted that this $50 ‘Notification Fee’ is in addition to an annual $150 Fee.

    http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB1860.pdf

    People – donate now or pay later!

  4. elaine

    Write aclu write congress .all to be protected .even rso and their families.there has been 100sreported murders .harassment .bullying .children of rso commiting suicide.many dads lost jobs turned down .loss of homes .burned homes .. under the constitution we are ti be granted protection to all citizens .public humiliation .vigilantee to families cause you want to label people rest their lives .we are all affected .our families are collateral damage .wheres our constitutional right .when all you do is punish .defame .humiliate .take away .someone who may have had a past .made bad mistake .but remorceful .take responsibility .from distant past.and wants to give back .but you crucify them and throw them away .dont belive in sec chances .this bible belt state .shame on you. Where is the restoration rehabilitation the forgiveness .the allowing people to

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