§15-12-2b. Creation of sex offender registration advisory board.
(a) There is hereby created within the department of military
affairs and public safety a sex offender registration advisory
board consisting of a minimum of five members appointed by the
secretary of the department of military affairs and public safety.
At least two of the members shall be experts in the field of the
behavior and treatment of sexual offenders, and each shall be a
physician, psychologist or social worker in the employ of this
state appointed by the secretary in consultation with the director
of the division of health. The remaining members shall be victims
rights advocates and representatives of law-enforcement agencies.
Members of the board shall be reimbursed their reasonable expenses
pursuant to the rules promulgated by the department of
administration for the reimbursement of expenses of state officials
and employees and shall receive no other compensation for their
services. The board shall utilize the staff of the division or
office within the department of military affairs and public safety
designated by the secretary thereof in carrying out its duties and
responsibilities as set forth in this article.
(b) The board shall assist the circuit courts of this state in
determining whether persons convicted of sexually violent offenses
are sexually violent predators.