Monday, December 14, 2009

SORN/GPS Monitoring

I'm really interested in your comments on this ...

From Gongwer News Service,, December 9, 2009.

HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARINGS CRIMINAL JUSTICE HB 369* SORN/GPS MONITORING (Luckie) To require that a person who registers under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law and who does not have a fixed residence address be monitored by an active global positioning system device until the person acquires a fixed residence address.

Rep. Luckie said his measure would require certain homeless sex offenders to be fitted with GPS tracking devices, a move that would allow law enforcement more opportunity to monitor their locations. He said the measure responds to a situation in Dayton where two women were attacked by the same homeless man.

Under the measure, offenders would have to wear the devices until they find permanent, fixed addresses. Rep. Luckie noted that homeless offenders now just have to provide general locations for their residences.

Responding to questions, the sponsor said the devices cost about $4 to $7 per month for monitoring. Further, he said he's not insistent on the use of GPS monitoring, but would be agreeable to using other forms of tracking technology that would help monitor offenders.

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