Registrants who are barred from volunteering at a church can still perform a number of roles in a church.
The new law will allow for a petition to be made to be relieved of the employment and residence restrictions and from the registration requirement.
One example is that some registrants were convicted of sodomy prior to July 1, 2006, where the victim was at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old and the registrant was 18 years old or younger at the time of the offense.
These persons would now be eligible to seek removal from the registry.
If a registrant has established residence or employment and a facility such as a child care facility, church or school is established or moves within 1000 feet of the registrants residence or employment location, there is a procedure by which the registrant can petition to establish the right to remain at the residence or employment under certain circumstances.
It should be noted that the rules regarding church have been modified.
The registrant must also meet the following criteria: a. Victim did not suffer any intentional physical harm; e.