IN: Supreme Court rules sex offenders who move to Indiana must register

INDIANAPOLIS — A sex offender required to register in any other state must also register with Indiana police if he or she relocates to the Hoosier State, regardless of when the initial sex crime was committed.

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled 5-0 Thursday that it is not an unconstitutional retroactive punishment for the state to require sex offenders with registration obligations elsewhere to also register in Indiana. Full Article


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Of course not.

Make a registry for murderers, robbers, and arsonists. Since the legislative intent for registration is “public safety”…

“by requiring registration from individuals who are required to register elsewhere, Indiana avoids becoming a safe haven for offenders attempting to evade their obligation.”
This is the same reasoning that has caused the spread of residency restrictions, and based on a false premise of why people offend and the effectiveness of the registry. If this reasoning prevails, eventually every state will have the highest restrictions possible, to avoid any former or potential offender from moving to their state. It is a registration arms race.

Not sure if thie was ever picked up by CA RSOL three years ago, but it is noteworthy in the fact that a state Supreme Court ruled the registry was punishment for one (now ex-) registered citizen.

I would believe this would be an excellent citation in negating the “Price Club” regulation effect of Smith v. Doe.

Okay, but now it is 2016 and his obligation to register passed in 2014.
so if he’s convicted for having failed to register as a sex offender, but he is no longer required to register, what’s the outcome?
He gets a misdemeanor conviction for that then it’s all over?

On registration if you live and are registered in calif. originally, and then move to another non-sorna state like texas do you have to register there ? or do you come back every year and register in calif.? very confusing this registration law.