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March 8, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Bill Passes To Keep Convicted Sex Offenders Away From Campuses
(2008-04-01)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Alabama House has approved a bill that would prevent convicted sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a college or university.

Existing law prohibits convicted sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of high schools or elementary schools. The House voted 103-0 today to approve the bill by Representative Jamie Ison of Mobile to expand the current law to include colleges and universities.

The bill now goes to the Senate for debate.

Ison said she hopes the bill will help protect young women attending college.

Representative Thomas Jackson of Thomasville voted for the bill. But he expressed concern that the Legislature keeps passing laws restricting where convicted sex offenders can live or work.

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