Rep. Jim Walsh discusses policy board’s consideration of removing community notification of sex offenders

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, takes a few moments to answer constituent questions about state government boards and commissions. The 19th District lawmaker points out that the members of many state boards and commissions are appointed by the governor.

One of those boards has recently been in the news. Created in 2008, the Sex Offender Policy Board, whose thirteen members were appointed by the governor, considered recommendations to the Legislature that would make it illegal to notify communities when a sex offender moves into their area. The board believes that notifying the public of a sex offender’s residence in their community undermines public safety.

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