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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 122 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 122

(By Delegates Ellem, Lane and Webster)




Requesting that the Joint Committee on Judiciary conduct an interim study to review any inconsistencies as contained in the various laws within the West Virginia Code, as well as any applicable agency rules, all pertaining to sex offender registration.

Whereas, The various sex offender laws and applicable agency rules within the State of West Virginia further facilitate many important societal goals, including providing safety within the various communities of the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, The achievement of those goals can only be had with the registration of those sex offenders for an appropriate period of time in relation to the potential threat those offenders may pose towards our more vulnerable citizens in the future; and
Whereas, Those laws and rules regarding the registration of sex offenders should be reviewed periodically in the interests of justice for the citizens of West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the Joint Committee on Judiciary conduct a study to review any inconsistencies as contained in the various laws within the West Virginia Code, as well as any applicable agency rules, all pertaining to sex offender registration; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on the Judiciary report to the regular session of the Legislature 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report, and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Judiciary.
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