UT: Amendment to lower time on Sex Offender Registry on House floor

SALT LAKE CITY — Amendments to HB16 would allow those who have been charged with crimes like voyeurism or “enticing a minor” to be dropped from the Sex Offender Registry in five years instead of 10.

“Almost everyone is the legislature knows someone in this situation and has been asked to please do something about it,” said Rep. Jack Draxler, R-North Logan.

For the past five years, Draxler has been trying to make amendments to get sex offenders charged with lesser crimes off the list quicker than other sex offenders with more serious crimes. Right now there are two registries in Utah: a lifetime and a 10-year registry. Full Article

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Interesting looking at pictures of naked teenagers is considered worse than actually trying to have sex with one.

I am presently challenging the sex offender registration with a writ of habeas corpus in Federal Court and would welcome an amicus curiae brief.

Utah should be commended. As many are aware, we have thousands of registered citizens who continue to register for years, even with misdemeanors and expunged offenses. It’s truly time for Cakifornia to wake up and develop a similar approach. When the Sex Offender Management Board has recommended a tiered system in California for years and the state doesn’t act, that certainly is a problem!

Jason, I commend your comments, but I have to disagree with your comments. I plead to a misdemeanor over 20 years ago and received summary probation/stay away from massage parlors. The charge has since been expunged. As such, I wouldn’t have had to register for the past 10 years if I lived in Utah. I’ve lost a professional license and countless other things. As such, any move to reduce registeration requirements is great news/rather it passes or not. Here in California, you register for life! I completely get your frustration, but there is an end to your registration. We don’t have this. As such, best of luck to you. I’m simply conveying I wish a tiered system was instituted here and I’ve never heard any legislator supporting registered citizens as such

Correct (tired). Utah wouldn’t require me to register! Now, in many states, Sexual Battery is the same as rape! In Utah, it’s the non consensual touching of someone. As such, in many states, you would never have to register (i.e: Nevada). Best of luck

I disagree! I think your way wrong! I just checked it online. From what I’ve read, most offenses are only required to register for 10 years! Surreal. Your only required to register for life if your convicted of 2 separate offenses! Wow. Both California and South Carolina are the only 2 states requiring lifetime registration for any and all offenses. Geez, you guys have it easy. You would have to be convicted of (4) convictions of Sexual Battery to be required to register in Utah! Wow! It’s all online. Please get your facts straight or post the page. Best of luck

Correct. Subsection (1) (f) (I)! Battery isn’t there. Kidnapping/rape ect is. So, some offenders is: indecent exposure/battery wouldn’t be required. Thanks

You guys are hilarious! If you move to another state, you fall under their jurisdiction! OMG. So, i.e.: if you moved with i.e.: sexual battery or indicent exposure from California to Utah, you would be held and required to follow their laws! Duh. Learn to read Mr Sorna and other lawyers. I.e.: you guys obviously have child related offenses. If I did fall under Sorna, I would again not have to register. Battery in California is touching someone. In TX, it’s the same as rape. Verbage/read/get educated. You guys all sound rather angry and you clearly can’t handle being wrong. Your wrong!