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HB 908 - Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Keith Heard voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Keith Heard made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (141-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits registered sex offenders from residing or working within one thousand feet of common areas where minors frequently gather.

Highlights:
- Prohibits registered sex offenders from living, being employed, or loitering within one thousand feet of a childcare facility, church, school, or any other place where minors gather [sec. 4 (b-d)]. - Exempts offenders who have established residency or employment prior to July 1, 2006 [sec. 4 (e) (2)]. - Adds public libraries to the list of areas where minors gather (Sec. 2). - Finds that any registered sex offender found to be in violation of this act is guilty of a felony punishable by not less than 10 or more than 30 years in prison [sec. 4 (g)]. - This is a substitute bill offered by the House Judiciary Committee (Non-Civil).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions

Sponsors

  • Timothy J. Bearden (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Davis (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin Everson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry L. Keen (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin Levitas (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
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