Friday, February 16, 2007

Violent Offender Registration May Be Headed South

I just heard a rumor that the bill creating a registration system for Violent Offenders in Texas modeled on the Sex Offender registration program (HB 105 by Rep. Debbie Riddle, which I discussed previously in this blog post) will likely be pulled from the Corrections Committee agenda on Monday and not heard on that day.

The reason, says my source: The idea is unworkable and law enforcement already can't handle the workload from so many sex offender registrees. Plus, the DPS criminal convictions database already lists all violent felons.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good ~ lets hope the committee keep thinking along those lines.