January 28, 2016

Virginia Senate Approves Eliminating Employer Names from Sex Offender Registry

1-28-16 Virginia:

The General Assembly was back in session today (1/25) after taking a snow day on Friday.

The Virginia Senate passed a bill 22 to 17 that would remove a requirement that businesses who employ sex offenders have their name included in the sex offender registry. Democratic Senator Janet Howell of Northern Fairfax, the bill’s patron, says the current requirement serves as a barrier to hiring those who have served their time, and making it harder for them to get on with their lives.

Senator Tom Garrett of Buckinham says you can’t go too far to protect children.

The bill now goes to the House of Delegates. ..Source.. by Craig Carper

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