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|Councilmember Jack Evans
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To amend the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1996 to require the Metropolitan Police Department to update its registry promptly. and to require new residents to the District of Columbia who fall within the registration requirements of this Act to register with the Metropolitan Police Department within 10 days of establishing residence in the district of Columbia.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Sex Offender Registration Amendment Act of 1997".
Sec. 2. Section 11 of the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1996, effective June 3,1997 (D.C. Law 11-274; D.C. Code §___ ), is amended to read as follows:
"(a) A registrant shall immediately report a change of address to the police district having Jurisdiction where the registrant has been residing.
"(b) A person who meets the registration requirements of this act who moves into the District of Columbia from another jurisdiction shall register with the Department within 10 days of establishing a residence in the District of Columbia, or of reestablishing a residence in the District of Columbia if the person is a former District of Columbia resident.
"(c) If the registrant relocates to another state, the Department shall notify the law enforcement agency with which the registrant must register in the new state.
"(d) The Department shall ensure that the registry is updated promptly, and shall purge outdated addressees and shall include new addresses for all registrants."
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), and a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1)). and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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