Alabama lawmakers approve bill to separate sex offenders

Posted on April 27th, 2010 No Comments

Last week, the Alabama legislature approved a new bill sponsored by House representative Oliver Robinson and State Senator Priscilla Dunn that would limit the number of registered sex offenders living under the same roof in Jefferson County.

The measure bars landlords from renting out properties to multiple sex offenders and also requires that any sex offenders who live in the same apartment complex reside at least 100 yards from one another.

City officials in Mulga, a town in western Jefferson County, requested that Dunn sponsor a bill that separated sex offenders from one another. This was due to the fact that Mulga has no schools or day care facilities, and thus the law barring sex offenders from living within 2000 feet of one had no effect on sex offender residence locations.

“This bill is going to put many of the residents of Mulga at ease now,” Dunn said. “I feel good about it. I was glad I was able to do this.”

Mulga Mayor Dennis McCrary said he was “tickled to the death” that the bill passed the Legislature and is hoping the governor signs it into law.

Sex offender laws are constantly changing, from state to state. If you have been accused of a serious crime or you are looking for help in the realm of sex crime law, call Massachusetts sex crimes attorneyJames Powderly today at 508-343-0676.

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