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State Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register?

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

Summary response here.
Statute XYZ.123

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision? (State: Local jurisdictions: Yes/No)

Residency restrictions: 3,000 feet from a school or day care; cannot loiter within 500 feet of a school or day care. Some exceptions apply.
MSC 45-33-25 http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453325
MSC 45-33-26 http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453326
MSC 45-33-49 http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453349

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

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

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Statute XYZ.123

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

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Statute XYZ.123

Info for State Advocates

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

Some felons are allowed to vote depending on the charges. Those not allowed to vote are those who have been convicted for: murder, rape, statutory rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, bigamy, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, carjacking, or larceny under lease or rental agreement. All others are eligible to vote. Voter registration form, exclusions and addresses of places to submit registration: https://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/Voter_Registration.pdf

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

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate and track legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Links are based on legislative year. 2016 Legislation link: http://index.ls.state.ms.us/2016Session.html Choose All Legislation Not Dead, then under “Build Query” enter key words like “sex offender” to find all still-active bills with those key words.

Best keywords are:

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Statute XYZ.123

Sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Summary response here.
Statute XYZ.123

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Committees vary depending on particular legislation. House Committees: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml Senate Committees: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

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?

MSC 97-3-53, 54.1, 54.3, 65, 71, 95, 101, 104, 107; 97-5-5, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 41; 97-29-3, 39(1)(c), 45(1)(a), 59, 61(2), 63; 43-47-18; 97-1-7
Go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/ then choose the applicable code number listed.

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

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Statute XYZ.123

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

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Statute XYZ.123

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Summary response here.
Statute XYZ.123

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

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

MS State Sex Offender Registry Office http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/ContactUs.aspx Mississippi SOR, Post Office Box 958, Jackson, MS 39205
601-987-1540

RSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Other helpful information

ACLU Mississippi: http://www.aclu-ms.org/

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