Panel To Take Up Measure Over Sex Offenders’ Vehicles

A state legislative panel is set to take up a measure that would require registered sex offenders to tell to police within three days if they change vehicles.

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday is expected to take up a proposal that would add getting a new vehicle to other reporting requirements for offenders, such as changing residences or getting a new job.

The bill’s main sponsor is Republican Rep. Dan Kaiser of Aberdeen. He says that current law requires alerting police within six months.

Kaiser, a police officer, says that the measure will help law enforcement better scrutinize vehicles parked outside of day cares and schools. The proposal would also help police if the vehicle was used as a mobile crime scene.