Jennifer Storm, the state victim advocate, said that registration notifications are crucial to victims' piece of mind:
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On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, a key gatekeeper, unanimously advanced legislation already passed by the House to replace the invalidated law.
Though the law's purported goal is public safety, the court declared it was in fact a new punishment being applied to an offense after the fact.
Critics say the reporting requirements are oppressive, expensive to enforce, and ineffective in reducing recidivism.
The public is demanding more accountability of people accused of sexual misconduct.