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April 10, 2007
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Bill restricts where sex offenders can live

A key state Senate panel voted Tuesday to have Nevada join more than a dozen other states that have enacted restrictions on where convicted sex offenders are allowed to live once released from prison.

The Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for SB232, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, after inserting several amendments.

As amended, the bill will not allow certain sex offenders to reside within 1,000 feet of any location designed primarily for use by children, including schools, parks, playgrounds and arcades. Regardless of where they live, offenders must stay 500 feet away from such facilities at all …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 11, 2007 02:39AM Published Apr 10, 2007 03:00AM Copyright 2007 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.