Senate Study Bill 3123 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SODDERS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the modification of the sex offender 1 registry requirements for certain offenders. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5996XC (2) 86 jm/rj
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 692A.128, subsection 2, paragraph c, 1 Code 2016, is amended to read as follows: 2 c. A risk assessment has been completed and the following 3 apply: 4 (1) The sex offender was has been classified as a low risk 5 to reoffend if the offender was eighteen years of age or older 6 when the sex offense was committed . 7 (2) The risk assessment used to assess an offender as a low 8 risk to reoffend shall be a validated risk assessment approved 9 by the department of corrections. 10 Sec. 2. Section 692A.128, subsection 3, Code 2016, is 11 amended to read as follows: 12 3. The application shall be filed in the sex offender’s 13 county of principal residence , or in the county where the 14 conviction occurred if the sex offender no longer resides in 15 this state and has been placed on inactive status . 16 EXPLANATION 17 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 18 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 19 This bill relates to the modification of the sex offender 20 registration requirements. 21 Current law provides that if a sex offender applies to modify 22 the sex offender registration requirements pursuant to Code 23 section 692A.128, the offender is required to be assessed a low 24 risk to reoffend. The bill modifies the low risk to reoffend 25 requirement by specifying that a person is required to be 26 assessed a low risk to reoffend if the person was 18 years of 27 age or older when the sex offense requiring registration was 28 committed. 29 The bill provides that a sex offender applying to modify the 30 sex offender registry requirements pursuant to Code section 31 692A.128 may file the application in the county where the 32 conviction for the sex offense occurred if the offender has 33 been placed on inactive status under Code section 692A.106(7) 34 and no longer resides in this state. Current law requires 35 -1- LSB 5996XC (2) 86 jm/rj 1/ 2
S.F. _____ the application to be filed in the sex offender’s county of 1 principal residence. 2 -2- LSB 5996XC (2) 86 jm/rj 2/ 2