Bill to study sex offender registry heads

Sex offender registry is heading to the governor.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill calling for a study of Connecticut’s sex offender registry is heading to the governor.

The House of Representatives voted unanimously late Thursday in favor of the bill, which would require the Connecticut Sentencing Commission to study various aspects of the registry. The registry provides the public with information on sex offenders living in the state who are required to register with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

The bill already cleared the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature.

The Sentencing Commission has until 2017 to examine issues such as the risk assessment and management of sex offenders, as well as housing opportunities and obstacles for sex offender registrants. Members also would review the possibility of creating a tiered classification based on the risk of re-offending.

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