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Kansas house advances bill to shorten publication times on sex offender registry

May 6, 2011

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— A bill advanced by the Kansas House would bring the state into compliance with national reporting regulations for sex offenders.

The House on Thursday passed a Senate bill that sets national standards for registering and publicizing the names, addresses and workplaces of those who commit crimes against children.

Currently, offenders in Kansas have 10 days to report to law enforcement when they move, change jobs or go to a new school. The bill shortens that to three days.

The Wichita Eagle reports that complying with federal standards will make Kansas eligible for $300,000 in federal funding to improve law enforcement access to offender databases.

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