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Governor to Consider Bill Prohibiting Sex Offenders From Certain Public Places

Governor to Consider Bill Prohibiting Sex Offenders From Certain Public Places



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(KSL News) A new law creating "sex offender free zones" at parks, public pools and schools may cause problems for law enforcement officers.

The bill is currently awaiting Governor Huntsman's signature. If signed, it would make it a class A misdemeanor for any registered sex offender to enter the areas either on foot or in a vehicle.

Some say the law will be unenforceable because there is no way to monitor the areas at all times. However, parole officials say GPS devices worn by parolees can track sex offenders if they enter those areas.

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