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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. § 5406. Department of corrections duty to provide notice



§ 5406. Department of corrections duty to provide notice

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 upon the release of a sex offender from a correctional facility, the department of corrections shall do each of the following:

(1) inform the sex offender of the duty to register and keep the registration current as provided in section 5407 of this title;

(2) inform the sex offender that if the sex offender changes residence to another state, the sex offender shall notify the department of the new address and shall also register with the designated law enforcement agency in the new state not later than three days after establishing residence in the new state, if the new state has a registration requirement;

(3) require the sex offender to read and sign a form stating that the duty of the sex offender to register under this section has been explained and is understood. The registration form shall be sent to the department without delay; and

(4) inform the sex offender that if he or she crosses into another state for purposes of employment, carrying on a vocation, or being a student, the sex offender must notify the department of the new address, and shall register with the designated law enforcement agency in the other state, if the other state has a registration requirement. (Added 1995, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1996; amended 2001, No. 49, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.)