Nevada lawmakers add staff to repository because of sex offender law
The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved adding $534,000 to the state Criminal History Repository to cover costs from the new sex offender reporting law.
The so-called Adam Walsh Act was recently affirmed by the courts and made major changes to offender reporting requirements.
Julie Butler, administrator of the repository, said the law dramatically increases the workload for the repository because it makes a group of offenders now numbering about 300 to a group of 3,000 because they’re no longer placed in that Tier based on an assessment of their danger to reoffend but simply on the conviction record and the age of the victim.
The group includes those offenders who have committed violent sex crimes or those who have had contact with juveniles. They’re required to report to law enforcement every 90 days and update all of their paperwork including getting new fingerprints and other data.