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SEX OFFENDERS. SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS. PUNISHMENT, RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS AND MONITORING. INITIATIVE STATUTE.


OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY           Prepared by the Attorney General

SEX OFFENDERS. SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS. PUNISHMENT, RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS AND MONITORING. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

  • Increases penalties for violent and habitual sex offenders and child molesters.
  • Prohibits registered sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of any school or park.
  • Requires lifetime Global Positioning System monitoring of felony registered sex offenders.
  • Expands definition of a sexually violent predator.
  • Changes current two-year involuntary civil commitment for a sexually violent predator to an indeterminate commitment, subject to annual review by the Director of Mental Health and subsequent ability of sexually violent predator to petition court for sexually violent predatorís conditional release or unconditional discharge.
  • Summary of Legislative Analystís Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • Net state prison, parole, and mental health program costs of several tens of millions of dollars initially, growing to a couple hundred million dollars annually within ten years.
  • Potential one-time state mental hospital and prison capital outlay costs eventually reaching several hundred million dollars.
  • Net state and local costs for court and jail operations are unknown.



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