Governor McAuliffe Signs Sex Offender Bill

STAUNTON (WSLS 10) - Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill that will help keep sex offenders away from schools and parks.

The bill expands restrictions, that keep violators from being within a certain proximity of childrenĀ to offenders from outside Virginia.

Bill author, Delegate Dickie Bell says that the bill stems from a constituent who was frustrated that criminals from out-of-state were not held to the same requirements.

The law goes into effect on July 1st.

The full text and history of House Bill 1485 can be found here.

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