Senate Bill 655 changes the way MO handles sex offender registry

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State lawmakers sign off on a potential law changing the way the Show Me State handles its sex offender registry.

Senate Bill 655 would create a three tier system, similar to the one used at the federal level. Those guilty of the least serious convictions could ask courts to take them off the list after ten years. That option is also available for convicts on the second tier -with more serious charges – after 25 years on the registry. But those with the worst offenses would remain for life.

Supporters claim narrowing down the list would help it focus on the most serious offenders.

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