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Title 57.

Sex Offenders Registration Act

§ 581  Sex Offenders Registration Act.

A. Sections 581 et seq. of this title shall be known and may be cited as the "Sex Offenders Registration Act".

B. The Legislature finds that sex offenders who commit other predatory acts against children and persons who prey on others as a result of mental illness pose a high risk of re-offending after release from custody. The Legislature further finds that the privacy interest of persons adjudicated guilty of these crimes is less important than the state's interest in public safety. The Legislature additionally finds that a system of registration will permit law enforcement officials to identify and alert the public when necessary for protecting public safety.


§ 582  Applicability of Act

A. The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall apply to any person residing, working or attending school within the State of Oklahoma who, after November 1, 1989, has been convicted, whether upon a verdict or plea of guilty or upon a plea of nolo contendere, or received a suspended sentence or any probationary term, or is currently serving a sentence or any form of probation or parole for a crime or an attempt to commit a crime provided for in Section 843.5 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation as those terms are defined in Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 681, if the offense involved sexual assault, 741, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, Section 843.1, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, Section 852.1, if the offense involved sexual abuse of a child, 865 et seq., 885, 886, 888, 891, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, 1021, 1021.2, 1021.3, 1024.2, 1040.12a, 1040.13, 1040.13a, 1087, 1088, 1111.1, 1114 or 1123 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

B. The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall apply to any person who after November 1, 1989, resides, works or attends school within the State of Oklahoma and who has been convicted or received a suspended sentence at any time in any court of another state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States Virgin Islands, a federal court, an Indian tribal court, a military court, or a court of a foreign country for a crime, attempted crime or a conspiracy to commit a crime which, if committed or attempted in this state, would be a crime, an attempt to commit a crime or a conspiracy to commit a crime provided for in any of said laws listed in subsection A of this section.

C. The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall apply to any person who resides, works or attends school within the State of Oklahoma and who has received a deferred judgment at any time in any court of another state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States Virgin Islands, a federal court, an Indian tribal court, a military court, or a court of a foreign country for a crime, attempted crime or a conspiracy to commit a crime which, if committed or attempted or conspired to be committed in this state, would be a crime, an attempt to commit a crime or a conspiracy to commit a crime provided for in Section 843.5 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation as those terms are defined in Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 681, if the offense involved sexual assault, 741, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, Section 843.1, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, Section 852.1, if the offense involved sexual abuse of a child, 865 et seq., 885, 886, 888, 891, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, 1021, 1021.2, 1021.3, 1024.2, 1040.12a, 1040.13, 1040.13a, 1087, 1088, 1111.1, 1114 or 1123 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall not apply to any such person while the person is incarcerated in a maximum or medium correctional institution of the Department of Corrections.

D. On the effective date of this act, any person registered as a sex offender pursuant to Section 741 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be summarily removed from the Sex Offender Registry by the Department of Corrections and all law enforcement agencies of any political subdivision of this state, unless the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation.

E. The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall not apply to any such person who has received a criminal history records expungement for a conviction in another state for a crime or attempted crime which, if committed or attempted in this state, would be a crime or an attempt to commit a crime provided for in any said laws listed in subsection A of this section.

 
§ 583  Procedure of Registration

A. Any person who becomes subject to the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act on or after November 1, 1989, shall register, in person, as follows:

1. With the Department of Corrections within three (3) business days of being convicted or receiving a suspended sentence or any probationary term, including a deferred sentence imposed in violation of subsection G of Section 991c of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, if the person is not incarcerated, or not less than three (3) business days prior to the release of the person from a correctional institution, except as provided in subsection B of this section;

2. With the local law enforcement authority having jurisdiction in the area where the person resides or intends to reside for seven (7) consecutive days or longer, calculated beginning with the first day. The registration is required within three (3) days after entering the jurisdiction of the law enforcement authority; and

3. With the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority no less than three (3) business days prior to abandoning or moving from the address of the previous registration, or within three (3) business days of changing or terminating employment, or changing enrollment status as a student.

For purposes of this section, "local law enforcement authority" means:

a. the municipal police department, if the person resides or intends to reside or stay within the jurisdiction of any municipality of this state, or

b. the county sheriff, if the person resides or intends to reside or stay at any place outside the jurisdiction of any municipality within this state, and

c. the police or security department of any institution of higher learning within this state if the person:

(1) enrolls as a full-time or part-time student,

(2) is a full-time or part-time employee at an institution of higher learning, or

(3) resides or intends to reside or stay on any property owned or controlled by the institution of higher learning.

B. Any person who has been convicted of an offense or received a deferred judgment for an offense in another jurisdiction, which offense if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses listed in Section 582 of this title and who enters this state on or after November 1, 1989, shall register, in person, as follows:

1. With the Department of Corrections when the person enters and intends to be in the state for any purpose for five (5) consecutive days or longer, calculated beginning with the first day, has any type of full-time or part-time employment, with or without compensation for more than five (5) cumulative days in any sixty-day period, or is enrolled as a full-time or part-time student within this state. Such registration is required within two (2) days after entering the state;

2. With the local law enforcement authority having jurisdiction in the area where the person intends to reside or to stay for five (5) consecutive days or longer, calculated beginning with the first day, has any type of full-time or part-time employment, with or without compensation for more than five (5) cumulative days in any sixty-day period, or is enrolled as a full-time or part-time student within this state. The registration is required with local law enforcement within two (2) days after entering the jurisdiction of the law enforcement authority; and

3. With the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority no less than three (3) business days prior to abandoning or moving from the address of the previous registration, or within three (3) business days of changing or terminating employment, or changing enrollment status as a student.

Upon registering a person who has been convicted of an offense or received a deferred judgment for an offense in another jurisdiction, which offense, if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses listed in Section 582 of this title, the local law enforcement authority shall forward the registration information to the sex offender level assignment committee of the Department of Corrections.

C. When a person has been convicted or received probation within the State of Oklahoma, the person shall be required to register with the Department of Corrections as follows:

1. For a period of fifteen (15) years, if the level assignment of the person is one;

2. For a period of twenty-five (25) years, if the level assignment of the person is two; and

3. For life, if the level assignment of the person is three or the person is classified as a habitual or aggravated sex offender.

The registration period shall begin from the date of the completion of the sentence. The information received pursuant to the registration with the Department of Corrections required by this section shall be maintained by the Department of Corrections for at least ten (10) years from the date of the last registration.

D. When a person has been convicted or received probation within the State of Oklahoma, the person shall be required to register with the local law enforcement authority as follows:

1. For a period of fifteen (15) years, if the level of the person is one;

2. For a period of twenty-five (25) years, if the level of the person is two; and

3. For life, if the level of the person is three or the person has been classified as a habitual or aggravated sex offender.

The registration period shall begin from the date of completion of the sentence and the information received pursuant to the registration with the local law enforcement authority required by this section shall be maintained by such authority for at least ten (10) years from the date of the last registration.

E. Any person assigned a level of one who has been registered for a period of ten (10) years and who has not been arrested or convicted for any felony or misdemeanor offense since being released from confinement, may petition the district court in the jurisdiction where the person resides for the purpose of removing the level designation and allowing the person to no longer be subject to the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act.

F. When registering an offender as provided in this section the Department of Corrections or the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction shall:

1. Inform the offender of the duty to register and obtain the information required for registration as described in this section;

2. Inform the offender that if the offender changes address, the offender shall appear in person and give notice of the move and the new address to the Department of Corrections and to the local law enforcement authority in the location in which the offender previously resided no later than three (3) days before the offender establishes residence or is temporarily domiciled at the new address;

3. Inform the offender that if the offender changes address to another state, the offender shall appear in person and give notice of the move and shall register the new address with the Department of Corrections and with a designated law enforcement agency in the new state not later than ten (10) days before the offender establishes residency or is temporarily domiciled in the new state, if the new state has a registration requirement;

4. Inform the offender that if the offender participates in any full-time employment, with or without compensation, and changes or terminates such employment, the offender shall appear in person and give notice of the change or termination of employment to the Department of Corrections and to the local law enforcement authority in the location where the offender was employed within three (3) days of such change or termination of employment;

5. Inform the offender that if the offender participates in any full-time or part-time employment, in another state, with or without compensation for more than fourteen (14) cumulative days in any sixty-day period or an aggregate period exceeding thirty (30) days in a calendar year, then the offender has a duty to register as a sex offender in that state;

6. Inform the offender that if the offender enrolls in any type of school in another state as a full-time or part-time student then the offender has a duty to register as a sex offender in that state;

7. Inform the offender that if the offender enrolls in any school within this state as a full-time or part-time student, then the offender has a duty to register as a sex offender with the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority;

8. Inform the offender that if the offender participates in any full-time or part-time employment at any school, with or without compensation, or participates in any vocational course or occupation at any school in this state, then the offender has a duty to appear in person and notify the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority of such employment or participation at least three (3) days before commencing or upon terminating such employment or participation;

9. Inform the offender that if the offender graduates, transfers, drops, terminates or otherwise changes enrollment or employment at any school in this state, then the offender shall appear in person and notify the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority of such change in enrollment or employment within three (3) days of the change; and

10. Require the offender to read and sign a form stating that the duty of the person to register under the Sex Offenders Registration Act has been explained.

G. For the purpose of this section, the "date of the completion of the sentence" means the day an offender completes all incarceration, probation and parole pertaining to the sentence.

H. Any person who resides in another state and who has been convicted of an offense or received a deferred judgment for an offense in this state, or in another jurisdiction, which offense if committed or attempted in this state would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses listed in Section 582 of this title, and who is the spouse of a person living in this state shall be registered as follows:

1. With the Department of Corrections when the person enters and intends to be in the state for any purpose for five (5) consecutive days or longer, calculated beginning with the first day or an aggregate period of five (5) days or longer in a calendar year. Such registration is required within two (2) days after entering the state; and

2. With the local law enforcement authority having jurisdiction in the area where the person intends to reside or to stay within this state for two (2) consecutive days or longer, calculated beginning with the first day. The registration is required with local law enforcement within two (2) days after entering the jurisdiction of the law enforcement authority.

I. The duty to register as a sex offender in this state shall not be prevented if, at the time of registration, it is determined that the person owns or leases a residence that is located within a restricted area provided for in Section 590 of this title.

§ 584  Information Required on Registration - Form - Notice of Address Change - Maintenance of Files - Availability

A. Any registration with the Department of Corrections required by the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall be in a form approved by the Department and shall include the following information about the person registering:

1. The name of the person and all aliases used or under which the person has been known;

2. A complete description of the person, including a photograph and fingerprints, and when requested by the Department of Corrections, such registrant shall submit to a blood or saliva test for purposes of a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profile. Submission to testing for individuals registering shall be within thirty (30) days of registration. Registrants who already have valid samples on file in the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) DNA Offender Database shall not be required to submit duplicate samples for testing;

3. The offenses listed in Section 582 of this title for which the person has been convicted or the person received a suspended sentence or any form of probation, where the offense was committed, where the person was convicted or received the suspended sentence or any form of probation, and the name under which the person was convicted or received the suspended sentence or probation;

4. The name and location of each hospital or penal institution to which the person was committed for each offense listed in Section 582 of this title;

5. Where the person previously resided, where the person currently resides including a mappable address and a zip code, how long the person has resided there, how long the person expects to reside there, and how long the person expects to remain in the county and in this state. The address of the residence shall be a physical address, not a post office box. The Department of Corrections shall conduct address verification of each registered sex offender as follows:

a. on an annual basis, if the numeric risk level of the person is one, or

b. on a semiannual basis, if the numeric risk level of the person is two.

The Department of Corrections shall mail a nonforwardable verification form to the last-reported address of the person. The person shall return the verification form in person to the local law enforcement authority of that jurisdiction within ten (10) days after receipt of the form and may be photographed by the local law enforcement authority at that time. The local law enforcement authority shall require the person to produce proof of the identity of the person and a current mappable address with a zip code. Upon confirming the information contained within the verification form, the local law enforcement authority shall forward the form to the Department of Corrections within three (3) days after receipt of the form. The verification form shall be signed by the person and state the current address of the person. Failure to return the verification form shall be a violation of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. If the offender has been determined to be a habitual or aggravated sex offender by the Department of Corrections or has been assigned a level assignment of three, the address verification shall be conducted every ninety (90) days. The Department of Corrections shall notify the office of the district attorney and local law enforcement authority of the appropriate county, within forty-five (45) days if unable to verify the address of a sex offender. A local law enforcement authority may notify the office of the district attorney whenever it comes to the attention of the local law enforcement authority that a sex offender is not in compliance with any provisions of Section 581 et seq. of this title. A local law enforcement authority designated as the primary registration authority of the person may, at any time, mail a nonforwardable verification form to the last-reported address of the person. The person shall return the verification form in person to the local law enforcement authority that mailed the form within ten (10) days after receipt of the form. The local law enforcement authority shall require the person to produce proof of the identity of the person and a current mappable address with a zip code;

6. The name and address of any school where the person expects to become or is enrolled or employed for any length of time;

7. A description of all occupants residing with the person registering, including, but not limited to, name, date of birth, gender, relation to the person registering, and how long the occupant has resided there;

8. The level assignment of the person; and

9. Any electronic mail address information, instant message, chat or other Internet communication name or identity information that the person uses or intends to use while accessing the Internet or used for other purposes of social networking or other similar Internet communication.

B. Conviction data and fingerprints shall be promptly transmitted at the time of registration to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) if the state has not previously sent the information at the time of conviction.

C. Any person subject to the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Act, who has an out-of-state conviction that requires registration, shall provide the local law enforcement authority where the offender intends to reside with a certified copy of the offender's judgment and sentencing report within sixty (60) days of the offender's initial registration with this state. If an offender moves to a different location in this state outside of the jurisdiction of the law enforcement authority that has a certified copy of the judgment and sentencing report, the offender shall provide the local law enforcement authority of the new location where the offender intends to reside with a certified copy of the judgment and sentencing report within sixty (60) days of establishing residency in the new location.

Upon the effective date of this act, the Department of Corrections shall notify by regular first-class mail to the registered addresses in the sex offender registry all offenders required to register in this state that have an out-of-state conviction to obtain a certified copy of the offender's judgment and sentencing report and file it with the local law enforcement authority in which the offender resides within one hundred twenty (120) days of receipt of the mailed notice.

D. The registration with the local law enforcement authority required by the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall be in a form approved by the local law enforcement authority and shall include the following information about the person registering:

1. The full name of the person, alias, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, social security number, driver license number, and a mappable home address with a zip code. The home address shall be a physical address, not a post office box;

2. A description of the offense for which the offender was convicted, the date of the conviction, and the sentence imposed, if applicable;

3. A photocopy of the driver license of the person;

4. The level assignment of the person.

For purposes of this section, "local law enforcement authority" means:

a. the municipal police department, if the person resides or intends to reside or stay within the jurisdiction of any municipality of this state, or

b. the county sheriff, if the person resides or intends to reside or stay at any place outside the jurisdiction of any municipality within this state, and

c. the police or security department of any institution of higher learning within this state if the person:

(1) enrolls as a full-time or part-time student,

(2) is a full-time or part-time employee at an institution of higher learning, or

(3) resides or intends to reside or stay on any property owned or controlled by the institution of higher learning; and

5. Any electronic mail address information, instant message, chat or other Internet communication name or identity information that the person uses or intends to use while accessing the Internet or used for other purposes of social networking or other similar Internet communication.

E. Any person subject to the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act who changes address, employment or student enrollment status shall appear in person and give notification to the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority of the change of address and the new mappable address with zip code, the change of employment or the change of student enrollment status no later than three (3) business days prior to the abandonment of or move from the current address or, in the case of change of employment or student enrollment, within three (3) business days of such change. The address given to the Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority shall be a physical address, not a post office box. If the new address, employment or student enrollment is under the jurisdiction of a different local law enforcement authority:

1. The Department of Corrections and the local law enforcement authority shall notify the new local law enforcement authority by teletype or electronic transmission of the change of address, employment or student enrollment status;

2. The offender shall notify the new local law enforcement authority of any previous registration; and

3. The new local law enforcement authority shall notify the most recent registering agency by teletype or electronic transmission of the change in address, employment or student enrollment status of the offender. If the new address is in another state the Department of Corrections shall promptly notify the agency responsible for registration in that state of the new address of the offender.

F. Any person registered as a sex offender, pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act, who has provided a post office box as an address shall be contacted by local law enforcement and required to provide a physical address.

G. Any person subject to the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act who is unable to provide a mappable address with a zip code to the Department of Corrections or local law enforcement authority as required in subsections A, C and D of this section and registers as a transient shall report in person to the nearest local law enforcement authority every seven (7) days and provide to the local law enforcement authority the approximate location of where the person is staying and where the person plans to stay.

H. The Department of Corrections shall maintain a file of all sex offender registrations. A copy of the information contained in the registration shall promptly be available to state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Commissioner of Health, and the National Sex Offender Registry maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The file shall promptly be made available for public inspection or copying pursuant to rules promulgated by the Department of Corrections and may be made available through Internet access. The Department of Corrections shall promptly provide all municipal police departments, all county sheriff departments and all campus police departments a list of those sex offenders registered and living in their county.

I. The Department of Corrections shall, upon the request of any Internet entity, release to such entity any information required pursuant to paragraph 9 of subsection A of this section or paragraph 5 of subsection D of this section that would enable the Internet entity to prescreen or remove sex offenders from its services or, in conformity with state and federal law, advise law enforcement or other governmental entities of potential violations of law or threats to public safety. Before releasing information to an Internet entity the Department shall require an Internet entity that requests information to submit to the Department the name, address and telephone number of such entity and the specific legal nature and corporate status of such entity. Except for the purposes specified in this subsection, an Internet entity shall not publish or in any way disclose or redisclose any information provided to it by the Department pursuant to this subsection. The Department shall update any information released pursuant to this subsection on a monthly basis to ensure that the information of every individual that has been removed from the sex offender registry in this state is no longer released pursuant to this subsection. The Department may charge the Internet entity a fee for access to information pursuant to this subsection. The Department shall promulgate any rules necessary to implement the provisions of this subsection. As used in this subsection "Internet entity" means any business, organization or other entity providing or offering a service over the Internet which permits persons under eighteen (18) years of age to access, meet, congregate or communicate with other users for the purpose of social networking. This definition shall not include general e-mail services.

J. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is authorized to copy and shall distribute information from the sex offender registry to school districts and individual public and private schools within the state with a notice using the following or similar language: "A person whose name appears on this registry has been convicted of a sex offense. Continuing to employ a person whose name appears on this registry may result in civil liability for the employer or criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 589 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes."

K. The State Commissioner of Health is authorized to distribute information from the sex offender registry to any nursing home or long-term care facility. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to impose any liability upon or give rise to a cause of action against any person, agency, organization, or company for failing to release information in accordance with the Sex Offenders Registration Act.

L. Each local law enforcement authority shall make its sex offender registry available upon request, without restriction, at a cost that is no more than what is charged for other records provided by the local law enforcement authority pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

When a local law enforcement authority sends a copy of or otherwise makes the sex offender registry available to any public or private school offering any combination of prekindergarten through twelfth grade classes or child care facility licensed by the state, the agency shall provide a notice using the following or similar language: "A person whose name appears on this registry has been convicted of a sex offense. Continuing to employ a person whose name appears on this registry may result in civil liability for the employer or criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 589 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes."

M. Samples of blood or saliva for DNA testing required by subsection A of this section shall be taken by employees or contractors of the Department of Corrections. Said individuals shall be properly trained to collect blood or saliva samples. Persons collecting samples for DNA testing pursuant to this section shall be immune from civil liabilities arising from this activity. The Department of Corrections shall ensure the collection of samples is mailed to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) within ten (10) days of the time the subject appears for testing. The Department shall use sample kits provided by the OSBI and procedures promulgated by the OSBI. Persons subject to DNA testing pursuant to this section shall be required to pay to the Department of Corrections a fee of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00). Any fees collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the Department of Corrections revolving account.

N. 1. Any person who has been convicted of or received a suspended sentence or any probationary term, including a deferred sentence imposed in violation of subsection G of Section 991c of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for any crime listed in Section 582 of this title and:

a. who is subsequently convicted of a crime or an attempt to commit a crime listed in subsection A of Section 582 of this title, or

b. who enters this state after November 1, 1997, and who has been convicted of an additional crime or attempted crime which, if committed or attempted in this state, would be a crime or an attempt to commit a crime provided for in subsection A of Section 582 of this title,

shall be subject to all of the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act and shall be designated by the Department of Corrections as a habitual sex offender. A habitual sex offender shall be required to register for the lifetime of the habitual sex offender.

2. On or after November 1, 1999, any person who has been convicted of a crime or an attempt to commit a crime, received a suspended sentence or any probationary term, including a deferred sentence imposed in violation of subsection G of Section 991c of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for a crime provided for in Section 843.5 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation as these terms are defined in Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 885, 888, 1111.1, 1114 or 1123 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be subject to all the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act and shall be designated by the Department of Corrections as an aggravated sex offender. An aggravated sex offender shall be required to register for the lifetime of the aggravated sex offender.

3. Upon registration of any person designated as a habitual or aggravated sex offender, pursuant to this subsection, a local law enforcement authority shall notify, by any method of communication it deems appropriate, anyone that the local law enforcement authority determines appropriate, including, but not limited to:

a. the family of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

b. any prior victim of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

c. residential neighbors and churches, community parks, schools, convenience stores, businesses and other places that children or other potential victims may frequent, and

d. a nursing facility, a specialized facility, a residential care home, a continuum-of-care facility, an assisted living center, and an adult day care facility.

4. The notification may include, but is not limited to, the following information:

a. the name and physical address of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

b. a physical description of the habitual or aggravated sex offender, including, but not limited to, age, height, weight and eye and hair color,

c. a description of the vehicle that the habitual or aggravated sex offender is known to drive,

d. any conditions or restrictions upon the probation, parole or conditional release of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

e. a description of the primary and secondary targets of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

f. a description of the method of offense of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

g. a current photograph of the habitual or aggravated sex offender,

h. the name and telephone number of the probation or parole officer of the habitual or aggravated sex offender, and

i. the level assignment of the person.

5. The local law enforcement authority shall make the notification provided for in this subsection regarding a habitual or aggravated sex offender available to any person upon request.

O. If the probation and parole officer supervising a person subject to registration receives information to the effect that the status of the person has changed in any manner that affects proper supervision of the person including, but not limited to, a change in the physical health of the person, address, employment, or educational status, higher educational status, incarceration, or terms of release, the supervising officer or administrator shall notify the appropriate local law enforcement authority or authorities of that change.

P. Public officials, public employees, and public agencies are immune from civil liability for good faith conduct under any provision of the Sex Offenders Registration Act.

1. Nothing in the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall be deemed to impose any liability upon or to give rise to a cause of action against any public official, public employee, or public agency for releasing information to the public or for failing to release information in accordance with the Sex Offenders Registration Act.

2. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent law enforcement officers from notifying members of the public of any persons that pose a danger under circumstances that are not enumerated in the Sex Offenders Registration Act.


§ 586  False or Misleading Registration Information Prohibited.

No person subject to the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act, Sections 581 et seq. of this title, shall furnish any false or misleading information in the registration required by said act.

 

§ 587  Penalty for Violations

A. Any person required to register pursuant to the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act who violates any provision of said act shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than five (5) years, a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.

B. Any person required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act who fails to comply with the established guidelines for global position system (GPS) monitoring shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the custody of the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


§ 589  Penalty for Registered Sex Offender Working with or Providing Services to Children or Working on School Premises.

A.  It is unlawful for any person registered pursuant to the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act to work with or provide services to children or to work on school premises, or for any person or business which contracts for work to be performed on school premises to knowingly and willfully allow any employee to work with children or to work on school premises who is registered pursuant to the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act.  Upon conviction for any violation of the provisions of this subsection, the violator shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).  In addition, the violator may be liable for civil damages.


B.  1.  A person or business who offers or provides services to children shall ensure compliance with subsection A of this section by conducting a name search of employees at least annually against the registries maintained pursuant to the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act and the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act while such person is working with or serving children.  All persons working with or providing services to children shall be required to sign a statement declaring that he or she is not currently required to register under the provisions of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act.  Compliance with the signed statement shall be mandatory for all persons working with or providing services to children, and there shall be no liability or obligation placed upon any person or business to ascertain the truthfulness of the affidavit.  Any person or business having a contract with a school shall ensure compliance as provided by Section 6-101.48 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

2.  Failure of any person or business who works with or provides services to children to conduct the annual name search of each person employed shall be a misdemeanor.  Upon conviction for failure to conduct a name search, the violator shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).  Refusal of any person who is employed to work with or provide services to children to sign a statement declaring they have no requirement to register as provided in this section shall be a misdemeanor, upon conviction, punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), and the person shall be immediately terminated from employment.  Any person discovering an employment or registration violation as required by any provision of law for any person currently employed to work with or provide services to children has a duty to and shall immediately report such findings to the district attorney.

C.  It is unlawful for any law enforcement agency to employ any person as a peace officer or criminal investigator who has received a verdict of guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act, including those receiving a verdict of guilt, pleading guilty or nolo contendere as part of a deferred judgment or other provision of law authorizing a delayed or suspended judgment or sentence.  Every person receiving a verdict of guilty or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act shall be prohibited from being certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) as a peace officer, private investigator, or security guard, and if at the time of the verdict or plea such person has been previously CLEET certified such certification shall be revoked.  Any violator shall be guilty of a misdemeanor upon conviction of noncompliance with the provisions of this subsection.

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