Public Hearing Held On Proposed Changes To Sex Offender Registry

December 06, 2018 - 3:29 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - The state's Sentencing Commission has convened a public hearing on proposed changes to Connecticut's sex offender registry.

Connecticut's is among the few registries nationally that is based solely on convictions, and not the risk posed by offenders. 

The new proposal would move away from that, and set up a system where offenders could ask a review panel to remove their names from the list. The proposal also ensures that victims are notified of any offender that would be petitioning the board to be removed. 

Additionally, the proposal would also create a second registry for certain offenders, not available to the public. 

The proposed changes would apply only to future crimes, and still require legislative approval.