It does not include participation in activities for persons 18 years of age or older only, participating in worship services, or engaging in religious activities or activities at a place of worship which do not involve supervising, teaching, directing or otherwise participating with minors who are not supervised by an adult who is not a registrant.
The rules regarding homeless registrants have also changed.
One example is that some registrants were convicted of sodomy prior to July 1, 2006, where the victim was at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old and the registrant was 18 years old or younger at the time of the offense.
These persons would now be eligible to seek removal from the registry.
The completion of the sentence would be the later of the person’s release from prison, parole, supervised release or probation.
The new law will allow for a petition to be made to be relieved of the employment and residence restrictions and from the registration requirement.
The resulting classification would determine eligibility for relief.
On May 20, 2010, Governor Perdue signed into law House Bill 571.
It made important changes to Georgia’s sex offender registry laws.
Because I believe that it is important for people effected by this legislation to know about it, I have put together a summary. If the offense conduct occurred between June 4, 2003 and June 30, 2006, there are restrictions on the location of the registrant’s residence but not on the registrant’s place of employment.
You should check with your county sheriff and/or your probation or parole officer before changing your behavior. The residence cannot be within 1000 feet of any child care facility, school, public park, private park, recreation facility, playground, skating rink, neighborhood center, gymnasium or similar facilities providing programs or services directed toward persons under age 18.
The residence cannot be within 1000 feet of a child care facility, church, school, public park, private park, recreation facility, playground, skating rink, neighborhood center, gymnasium, school bus stop, public library, or public or community swimming pool.