CT House passes bill requiring registration of e-mail address

Yesterday, CT’s house of representatives passed HB 7085 unanimously (search for 7085), which requires that sex offenders register their “electronic mail address, instant message address or other similar Internet communication identifier, if any“. The bill, however, states that such “identifiers” shall not be public records. It now awaits a vote in the Senate.

For what it’s worth, Myspace supports this bill.

Also, this bill confers residency restriction determinations on the Risk Assessment Board.

(d) The board shall use the risk assessment scale to determine which offenders should be prohibited from residing within one thousand feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school or a facility providing child day care services, as defined in section 19a-77.

It also makes computer techs mandatory reporters.

Sigh.

Previous coverage: “proposed legislation” category.

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