New Texas Bill H.B. No. 23 Would Force Sex Offenders to Identify Themselves as Pervs Online

 

New law to make sex offenders change their status to predatory perv …

A new bill in the Texas Legislature, H.B. No. 23, would force sex offenders to identify themselves on social networking sites. I guess the legislation will make sex offender change their status on Facebook to “PERV”. Actually, it is against Facebook terms and conditions for an individual to be a sex offender; however, there is no way tp enforce it. If the bill is passed, it would require certain sex offenders who still have Internet access privileges to put  the following information in their profile: identifying themselves as a sex offender, the type of offense and where the offense took place, as well as the offenders’ full name, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color and hair color and current address.

A new bill in the Texas Legislature would force sex offenders to identify themselves on social networking sites.

“When you become a member of Facebook, you agree to the terms and conditions, and one of the terms and conditions now is that you cannot be a sex offender, a convicted sex offender,” he said. “Now, of course, it’s not enforced and so now this is being left up to other states to make sure we have enforcement mechanisms.”

If passed, the measure would make certain sex offenders who still have Internet access privileges put specific information in their profile. The information would include identifying themselves as a sex offender, the type of offense and where the offense took place, as well as the offenders’ full name, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color and hair color. The offender’s current address or where they hope to live would also have to be included.

Look for the ACLU to state that such a bill violates the sex offenders privacy and an unfair penalty placed on an individual who has already served their criminal sentence. Of course they were completely no where to be found when law abiding gun owners had their names and addresses published.



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    One Response to “New Texas Bill H.B. No. 23 Would Force Sex Offenders to Identify Themselves as Pervs Online”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on January 12th, 2013 10:06 pm

      If passed in the legislature and signed into law by the governor, who is going to monitor all the sex offenders in the state?

      Many counties already have a listing of registered sex offenders with a link to a county map showing their location. This may scare some into behaving themselves, but unless a real penality is associated with this bill, most will ignore it.

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