Assessment Of S.B. 689 – Requirements Of Registered Sex Offenders

Governor Rick Perry signed into law S.B. 689 which requires all sex offenders to provide additional information to the state. The additional information to be added to the requirement is email addresses, identifiers, screen names, and telephone numbers. All of this information will be listed in the Texas Sex Offender Registry through the Texas Department of Public Safety. These identifiers will be available to the operators of Internet based social sites for them to conveniently track any registered sex offender who logs onto the site. This law enhances the safety of all children against the threat of online sex offenders.

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