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Budget Summary FY2014

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Sex Offender Registry

SECTION 8.   Section 178F1/2 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- An incarcerated sex offender finally classified by the board as a level 2 or level 3 sex offender who is required to register under sections 178C to 178P, inclusive, shall appear in person within 2 days of release from the custody of an agency, including the department of correction, the department of youth services or any of the houses of correction, at the local police department in the city or town in which the sex offender lives or, if the sex offender does not reside in the commonwealth, in the city or town in the commonwealth in which the sex offender has a secondary address, works or attends an institution of higher learning, to register. The sex offender shall be informed by, and shall acknowledge in writing to, the agency that has custody of the sex offender of the offender's duty to appear in person at a local police department within 2 days of release from custody. A sex offender who is finally classified by the board as a level 2 or level 3 sex offender and who is required to register under said sections 178C to 178P, inclusive, shall appear in person annually at the local police department in the city or town in which the sex offender lives or, if the sex offender does not reside in the commonwealth, in the city or town in the commonwealth in which the sex offender has a secondary address, works or attends an institution of higher learning, to verify that the registration data on file remains true and accurate.