New sex offender registry law in effect
The State of Nebraska has a new Sex Offender Registry (SOR) Law.
The new law passed by the Legislature in May, 2009, moves the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry (SOR) toward compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006.
Effective Jan. 4, 2010, following court decisions from the US District Court, Douglas County District Court and Sarpy County District Court, every offender required to register in Nebraska will be posted on the Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry www.nsp.state.ne.us/sor/find.cfm, web page for public notification purposes www.nsp.state.ne.us.
The new law provides the public access to information about all offenders convicted of a crime which requires registration.
The duration of registration under the new law is based solely on the convicted offense(s):
• 15-year registration for offenses punishable by less than one year imprisonment
• 25-year registration for offenses punishable by imprisonment greater than one year
• Lifetime registration for offenders with prior sex offense convictions, aggravated offense or lifetime registration required by another jurisdiction.
The new law will increase the number of criminal offenses which mandate registration and will require offenders to provide additional information to the registry.
Verification of registry information must be completed in person and more frequently for some offenders than required by the old law, dependant on the offenders’ registration duration.