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Title 13: Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 167: CRIME VICTIMS

Sub-Chapter 003: Sex Offender Registration; Law Enforcement Notification

13 V.S.A. § 5404. Reporting upon release from confinement or supervision



§ 5404. Reporting upon release from confinement or supervision

(a) Upon receiving a sex offender from the court on a probationary sentence or any alternative sentence under community supervision by the department of corrections, or prior to releasing a sex offender from confinement or supervision, the department of corrections shall forward to the department the following information concerning the sex offender:

(1) an update of the information listed in subsection 5403(a) of this title;

(2) the address upon release and whether the offender will be living with a child under the age of 18;

(3) name, address, and telephone number of the local department of corrections office in charge of monitoring the sex offender; and

(4) documentation of any treatment or counseling received.

(b) The department of corrections shall notify the department within 24 hours of the time a sex offender changes his or her address or place of employment, or enrolls in or separates from any postsecondary educational institution, or begins residing with a child under the age of 18. In addition, the department of corrections shall provide the department with any updated information requested by the department.

(c) With respect to a sex offender residing with a child under the age of 18 under circumstances enumerated in subsection (a) or (b) of this section, the department of corrections shall communicate with the department for children and families. If placement in a home with a child is being considered by the department of corrections, the department of corrections shall notify the department for children and families, and the departments shall work together to determine whether such a placement is appropriate. If the department of corrections does not have a role in the placement of the offender in the community, but knows the offender will be residing with a person under the age of 18, the department of corrections shall notify the department for children and families at least 24 hours prior to releasing the offender from confinement.

(d) The information required to be provided by subsection (a) of this section shall also be provided by the department of corrections to a sex offender's parole or probation officer within three days of the time a sex offender is placed on probation or parole by the court or parole board.

(e) If it has not been previously submitted, upon receipt of the information to be provided to the department pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the department shall immediately transmit the conviction data and fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Added 1995, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1996; amended 2001, No. 49, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; 2003, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2009, No. 1, § 14.)