Legislative Alerts

State House News: Sex offender registry a retroactive punishment

The Supreme Court invited a wave of litigation this month with its ruling in John Doe v New Hampshire that the sex offender public registry is a retroactive punishment for lifetime registrants who did their crimes in 2005 or earlier.  That group includes perhaps as many as half the people on the registry today.

Important crime bill hearings Tuesday, Feb. 17

Repealing mandatory minimums

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the State House on SB 197 to repeal a number of draconian mandatory minimum sentences

State House Alert, February 8, 2015

Lawmakers will hear testimony this week on four worthy crime bills:

    Please come to the hearings

Bill repeals local codes that banish sex offenders

House members expressed strong support the other day for a bill conceived and written by Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform. HB 263

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