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Kentucky Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Response needed.

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

Response needed.

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

Juveniles appear to have no requirement to register unless so ordered in another state.
17.510(6)(b), (7)(b)
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=47954

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Residency, proximity 17.545
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=48243
Public notification 17.580
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=47956
Employment 17.165
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=45604
Social networking, filming minors 17.546
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=47631
There is an act to create a fee, but we can’t find any indication it has been implemented.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/16RS/HB575.htm

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

No.

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

Cannot find it addressed.

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

Within 5 working days 17.510(7)(a)
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=47954

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

No.

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

What are the state civil commitment laws?

None.

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

No.

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

No, not really. Application must be made individually to the governor.
https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/voting-rights-restoration-efforts-kentucky

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How A Bill Becomes Law
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legproc/how_law.htm
The Legislative Process (for kids)
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kidspages/beagle%20book.pdf
Inside The Legislative Branch Of Kentucky State Government
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/lrcpubs/Inside%20Legislative%20Branch.pdf

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Search by key words.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/lrcsearch
Free service but must create account:
https://kentucky.gov/Services/Pages/billwatch.aspx

Best keywords are:

Sex offense; sex offender; sexual offense; sexual offender

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Youth advocates bill tracker:
https://kyyouth.org/bill-tracker/

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None yet.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

kentucky.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/09 23:00 by zyin