New changes to sex offender law make Iowa safer

Senator Steve Sodders, a Deputy Sheriff, meets with one of his colleagues at the Capitol.

Senator Steve Sodders, a Deputy Sheriff, meets with one of his colleagues at the Capitol.

By a unanimous vote, the Iowa Senate approved a bill to further improve last year’s landmark anti-sex offender legislation.

Encouraged by law enforcement officers across the state, Republican and Democratic legislators worked together during the 2009 session to make Iowa’s sex offender law stronger, safer and smarter.

We continue to listen closely to the suggestions of Iowa’s local police departments, sheriffs and county attorneys. This year’s best ideas are included in Senate File 2305.

Under the new legislation, sex offenders convicted in other states and countries will now be subject to Iowa’s residency restrictions and exclusion zones. They also will not be able to loiter around schools, playgrounds and other places intended primarily for children.  

The bill is now being considered by the House.

Posted Mar. 9th, 2010 at 9:02 am by
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