Idaho Examiner - Sen. Larry Craig News Releases

Friday, July 29, 2005

SENATE APPROVES NATIONAL SEX OFFENDERS REGISTRY BILL

Craig votes for bill, “hopes and prays this will stop another tragedy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate unanimously approved legislation tonight to improve the availability of information on sex offenders.

S. 792, commonly called Dru’s Law, establishes a publicly available registry via the Internet and requires significant monitoring of known violent sex offenders judged to be at high risk for re-offending. In addition, violent sex offenders who are at high risk for re-offending could remain institutionalized even after completing their prison term.
Idaho Senator Larry Craig said, “As we all know, the nation witnessed one of Idaho’s most tragic events in the Groene case – an event that highlighted the need for this legislation. While I grimace at any federal mandate to states, the interstate nature of these cases and the tragic results of any failures warrant it. I hope and pray this will prevent another tragedy like the Groene case.”

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