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Senate Bill 0246


Senate Bill 0246

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB246 (Updated February 27, 2006 9:48 pm - DI 84)


Sex offenders. Specifies that a sex offender's principal residence is the residence where the offender spends the most time. Expands the definition of a "sexually violent predator" to include persons above the age of 18 who commit an offense against a child less than 12, personswith certain prior convictions, and persons who used deadly force, used a deadly weapon, or caused serious bodily injury in the commission of a sex offense. Prohibits a sexually violent predator from working or volunteering on school property or at a public park or youth program center. Prohibits certain sex offenders from residing within: (1) 1000 feet of a school, public park, or youth program center; or (2) one mile of the victim's residence. Provides that the DNA exception to the statute of limitations for Class B, C, and D felonies applies when DNA analysis provides evidence sufficient to charge a person with an offense. (Currently the DNA exception applies when DNA analysis permits the discovery of the offender's identity.) Adds crimes committed in other states that are substantially similar to certain Indiana sex crimes to the list of underlying offenses that permit a person to be charged as a repeat sexual offender. Provides various penalties for violations of these provisions. Makes certain other changes.
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