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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

eAdvocate’s Action Alert: New Bill in Washington D.C. - S1867 Sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama - "A bill to protect children from exploitation by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known sex offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes."


eAdvocate has posted an Action Alert on his Congress, Courts and Legislation site http://congress-courts-legislation.blogspot.com/2015/07/action-alert-new-bill-in-congress.html that I wanted to share with readers here. Until the text of S1867 is posted online we will not know the full extent of this bills reach but I will be keeping an eye on it for a future Action Item. It has to do with Registered Sex Offenders traveling internationally and Angel Watch both topics that I’ve posted about in the past.

Until we can have more information, here is eAdvocate’s Alert. 

Mary
 

ACTION ALERT: A New Bill in Congress Affecting Sex Offenders
 
7-28-15 Washington DC: 

Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] introduced on 7/27/2015 a new bill S-1867 titled "A bill to protect children from exploitation by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known sex offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes."

This is a bill similar, or the same as, "International Megan's Law," BUT because the text of the bill hasn't been posted, we do not yet know what its reach is. However, the title and Press Release gives us some idea of its nature. Sen Shelby's Press Release follows: