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Rhode Island Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Quarterly/yearly § 11-37.1-4
10 yrs/life § 11-37.1-4
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes 1, 2 and 3 RI General Laws §11-37.1-13.
§ 11-37.1-13. Notification procedures for tiers two (2) and three (3).
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Tier I § 11-37.1-13
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Notify parents of level 3s within 1000 ft. of school bus stop § 11-37.1-11(6)
child safe zones § 11-37.3-1
ownership or operation 11-37.3-3
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 the state?
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 24 hours - § 11-37.1-4(g)
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?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
What is the age of consent?
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
US Vote Foundation Rhode Island
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
Rhode Island Sex Offender Government Registry
SEXUAL OFFENDER COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION GUIDELINES R.I. GENERAL LAWS §11-37.1-1 ET SEQ.
http://www.paroleboard.ri.gov/guidelines/2015 SOCN Guidelines FINAL_APPROVED.pdf
How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Search by pull down menu; choose sexual assault
top 50 bills displayed plus may search by number or topic
Best keywords are:
Sexual assault; sex offender; sex offense registry
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Must create account
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:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: