Senate Bill 0002
DIGEST OF SB2 (Updated February 27, 2007 12:58 pm - DI 84)
Reduction of good time credit and sex offenders. Creates department of correction credit Class IV for felons convicted of certain serious child molesting offenses and certain murders involving sex offenses. Specifies that persons in credit Class IV earn one day of credit for each six days of incarceration. Provides that persons in credit Class IV may be placed in a credit class where they earn no credit, but may not be placed in a credit class where they earn more credit. Adds: (1) promoting prostitution as a Class B felony; (2) promotion of human trafficking if the victim is less than 18 years of age; (3) sexual trafficking of a minor; (4) human trafficking if the victim is less than 18 years of age; and (5) possession of child pornography as a first offense; to the list of offenses requiring a person to register as a sex offender. Specifies that registration as a sex offender is not required for: (1) a parent or guardian who is convicted of kidnapping or confining a child of the parent or a child over whom the guardian has guardianship; or (2) a person convicted of sexual misconduct with a minor as a Class C felony if the person is not more than four years older than the victim and the court finds that the person should not be required to register. Establishes a three tier system for sex offenders and requires offenders: (1) in Tier 3 to register for life; (2) in Tier 2 to register for 25 years; and (3) in Tier 1 to register for 15 years. Permits Tier 1 offenders to reduce their registration period by five years if they meet certain requirements. Imposes additional registration requirements. Makes other changes and conforming amendments.
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