A lot of people have been talking about how Senate Bill 655 adjusts how old one must be to get married in Missouri, increasing that age to 16.
Clay County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Shannon Ryser said that is only one portion of the bill. He added that a portion also is dedicated to the sex offender registration list.
“There is a much larger portion of the bill that significantly revises and basically overhauls the requirements of sex offender registration,” Ryser said. “Right now in Missouri, everybody that is convicted of a felony sex offense, and everybody that is convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense involving a minor has to register as a sex offender for life.”
Beginning Aug. 28, those rules will change.
The new system classifies sex offenses into three tiers, the first tier covering crimes like sexual misconduct, while the more heinous sex crimes will fall under tier three. Full Article