Senate Bill No. 256
(Senators Beach, Jenkins, Miller, Nohe, Klempa and Barnes, original
[Passed March 7, 2011; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §15-12-10 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to requiring sex offenders to
verify information to the State Police; and expanding
information to be provided, including online information.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §15-12-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT.
§15-12-10. Address and online information verification.
All registrants, including those for whom there has been no
change in registration information since their initial registration
or previous address verification, must report, in the month of
their birth, or in the case of a sexually violent predator in the
months of January, April, July and October, to the State Police detachment in their county or counties of registration and must
respond to all verification inquiries and informational requests,
including but not limited to requests for online information made
by the State Police pursuant to this section. The State Police
shall verify addresses of those persons registered as sexually
violent predators every ninety days and all other registered
persons once a year. As used in this section, the term "online
information" shall mean all information required by subdivision
(8), subsection (d), section two, article twelve, chapter fifteen
of this code. The State Police may require registrants to
periodically submit to new fingerprints and photographs as part of
the verification process. The method of verification shall be in
accordance with internal management rules pertaining thereto
promulgated by the superintendent under authority of section
twenty-five, article two, chapter fifteen of this code.