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-======State Laws Regarding Registration====== +//While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. **Users must accept all risks **associated with actions taken based on this information. **Please help us improve **by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at **[[https://narsol.org/wiki-response/|https://narsol.org/wiki-response/]]** // 
-===Who must register?===+ 
 +{{  :ms.png?nolink&175x139}} 
 + 
 +===== Mississippi Laws Regarding Registration ===== 
 + 
 +=== Who must register? === 
 MSC 45-33-23\\ MSC 45-33-23\\
-[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453323]] +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453323|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453323]] 
-===What information must registrants provide? === + 
-MSC 45-33-25\\ +=== What information must registrants provide? === 
-[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453325]] + 
-===How frequently must they register?=== +MSC 45-33-25 (2)\\ 
-MSC 45-33-27 \\ +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453325|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453325]] 
-[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453327]] + 
-MSC 45-33-31 \\ +=== How frequently must they register? === 
-[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453331]] + 
-===Do any registrants remain privately registered?  If so, who?=== +Duration 15/25/life § 45-33-47\\ 
-Summary response here.\\ +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347]]\\ 
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|Statute XYZ.123]] +Frequency MSC 45-33-31\\ 
-===Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?  (State: Local jurisdictions: Yes/No)=== +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453331|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453331]] 
-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]] \\ +=== Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers? === 
-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]]\\ +Yes. The tiers are: Tier One, Tier Two, and Tier Three.\\ 
-===Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?=== +§ 45-33-47(2)\\ 
-MSC 45-33-47 [[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347]]\\ +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347]] 
-===What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting your state?=== + 
-Summary response here.\\ +=== Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants? === 
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|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?=== +No. 
-Summary response here.\\ + 
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|Statute XYZ.123]]+=== Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who? === 
 + 
 +No. 
 + 
 +=== Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision? === 
 + 
 +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 (4)[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453325|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453325]]\\ 
 +MSC 45-33-26 [[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453326|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453326]]\\ 
 +MSC 45-33-49[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453349| http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453349]]\\ 
 +Fees § 45-33-57 (Current fee is $11 - this is not spelled out in statute)\\ 
 +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453357|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453357]] 
 + 
 +=== Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process? === 
 + 
 +MSC 45-33-47 [[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453347]] 
 + 
 +=== What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting your state? === 
 + 
 +Not specified but the word ‘lodges’ is used several time§ 45-33-36\\ 
 +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453336|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453336]] 
 + 
 +=== What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to your state to live or to attend school? === 
 + 
 +Notify 10 days PRIOR to moving to state; once there, register within 3 days§ 45-33-27\\ 
 +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453327|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/so_law.html#SECT453327]] 
 + 
 +===== 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)©, 45(1)(a), 59, 61(2), 63; 43-47-18; 97-1-7\\ 
 +Go to [[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/|http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/]] then choose the applicable code number listed. 
 + 
 +=== Does the state have lifetime supervision? === 
 + 
 +No. 
 + 
 +=== Does the state have indeterminate sentencing? === 
 + 
 +No. 
 + 
 +=== What are the state civil commitment laws? === 
 + 
 +None. 
 + 
 +=== What is the age of consent? === 
 + 
 +Age 16 § 97-3-65 [[https://advance.lexis.com/api/document/collection/statutes-legislation/id/5PCF-DVG0-0035-R1XD-00008-00?cite=Miss.%20Code%20Ann.%20§%2097-3-65&context=1000516|https://advance.lexis.com/api/document/collection/statutes-legislation/id/5PCF-DVG0-0035-R1XD-00008-00?cite=Miss.%20Code%20Ann.%20§%2097-3-65&context=1000516]] 
 + 
 +=== Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people? === 
 + 
 +Yes. MSC 97-3-65 [[https://advance.lexis.com/api/document/collection/statutes-legislation/id/5PCF-DVG0-0035-R1XD-00008-00?cite=Miss.%20Code%20Ann.%20§%2097-3-65&context=1000516|https://advance.lexis.com/api/document/collection/statutes-legislation/id/5PCF-DVG0-0035-R1XD-00008-00?cite=Miss.%20Code%20Ann.%20§%2097-3-65&context=1000516]] 
 + 
 +===== Info for State Advocates ===== 
 + 
 +=== Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored? === 
 + 
 +Permanently barred if have committed certain crimes, including rape.\\ 
 +[[https://felonvoting.procon.org/state-felon-voting-laws/#mississippi|https://felonvoting.procon.org/state-felon-voting-laws/#mississippi]]\\ 
 +in flux? Lawsuit in 2017\\ 
 +[[https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/09/29/mississippi-lifetime-felon-voting-ban/715774001/|https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/09/29/mississippi-lifetime-felon-voting-ban/715774001/]] 
 + 
 +=== What does the state say about persons who are required to register? === 
 + 
 +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/sor_faqs.html|http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/sor_faqs.html]] 
 + 
 +=== How does the state’s legislative process work? === 
 + 
 +[[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/billlaw.htm|http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/billlaw.htm]] 
 + 
 +=== How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues? === 
 + 
 +On the MS Legislature site, hover over “Legislation” and select “Measure search” if you already know a bill number or statute. Select “text search” for a more robust search. But this is clunky.\\ 
 +[[http://www.legislature.ms.gov/|http://www.legislature.ms.gov/]]\\ 
 +Select session, then choice of search criteria such as by committee or bill # or key words\\ 
 +[[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/mainmenu.htm|http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/mainmenu.htm]]\\ 
 +For an easier time of it, go to Legiscan, enter Mississippi for the state, and use “sexual offense” or “sex offender” or “sexual offender” for best results.\\ 
 +[[https://legiscan.com/gaits/search?state=MS&keyword=sexual+offense|https://legiscan.com/gaits/search?state=MS&keyword=sexual+offense]] 
 + 
 +=== Best keywords are: === 
 + 
 +sex offense, sex offense, or sexual 
 + 
 +=== Sign up for notifications of bill movement: === 
 + 
 +Offers free and subscription services\\ 
 +[[https://legiscan.com/|https://legiscan.com/]] 
 + 
 +=== Most important legislative committees for our issues are: === 
 + 
 +House corrections and several judiciary; no links to individual committees, just to list with members\\ 
 +[[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml|http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml]]\\ 
 +Senate same; corrections and 2 judiciary\\ 
 +[[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml|http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml ]] 
 + 
 +=== Contact info for state legislators can be found at: === 
 + 
 +House Roster: [[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/h_roster.pdf|http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/h_roster.pdf]]\\ 
 +Senate Roster: [[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf|http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf]] 
 + 
 +===== Other Useful State Information ===== 
 + 
 +=== Contact information for state registry office === 
 + 
 +MS State Sex Offender Registry Office\\ 
 +[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/ContactUs.aspx|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: === 
 + 
 +None yet!
  
-======Info for State Advocates====== +=== Other helpful information ===
-===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?=== +
-[[http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/sor_faqs.html]] +
-===How does the state’s legislative process work?=== +
-[[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/billlaw.htm]]\\ +
-===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:=== +
-Summary response here.\\ +
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|Statute XYZ.123]] +
-===Sign up for notifications of bill movement:=== +
-Summary response here.\\ +
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|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:=== +
-House Roster: [[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/h_roster.pdf]]  Senate Roster: [[http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf]]\\+
  
-======State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration====== +ACLU Mississippi: [[http://www.aclu-ms.org/|http://www.aclu-ms.org/]]
-===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? === +
-Summary response here.\\ +
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|Statute XYZ.123]] +
-===Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?=== +
-Summary response here.\\ +
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|Statute XYZ.123]] +
-===What are the state civil commitment laws?=== +
-Summary response here.\\ +
-[[http://exacturl.state.gov|Statute XYZ.123]] +
-===What is the age of consent?=== +
-MSC 97-3-65, 97-5-31 [[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/]]\\ +
-===Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?=== +
-MSC 97-3-65 [[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/]]\\+
  
-======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:=== 
-[[http://exacturl.org|http://exacturl.org ]]  
-===Other helpful information=== 
-ACLU Mississippi: [[http://www.aclu-ms.org/]]  
  
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