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RI: Chafee signs law restricting employment of sex offenders

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Carnivals, arcades, movie theaters, public libraries, beaches and pools are among the facilities banned from hiring registered sex offenders as employees under a new law signed by Governor Chafee on Wednesday.

The bill groups those facilities and a number of others into a category called “child-safe zones.” Any entity falling into that category cannot hire any individual who is a registered sex offender or should have registered as a sex offender. The law applies to offenders from any state whose victims were minors. Full Article

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  1. Q

    What’s this Nazi doing here in Amerika? And holding a public office?

    • Tim

      Today they deny us employment and tag places we still find to live and work. What’s next, Kristallnacht?

  2. ab

    Better question what right does the state or federal government have in determining who private companies can or cannot hire? Sure I understand having policies in place for hiring actual government or public employees in certain areas, but a private company can hire whoever they wish and take account for any risks if brought up through the application, interviews, and employment screening process.

  3. j

    They only pick battles they think they can win. They don’t mess with gangs and drug dealers. Could it be they actually fear these groups?

  4. USA

    This is a big no no. This is again another legislator attempting to overstep the boundaries of the law. Pretty soon , sex offenders should have the ability to file for disability? I can’t work because of this handicap? The sad part is a gang member, drug dealer or parole could work there? Although, a guy convicted of a misdemeanor 20 years ago with summary probation and an expungement couldn’t ‘t?

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