TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-37.1
Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification

SECTION 11-37.1-11


§ 11-37.1-11 Release of information.

(a) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter or as provided in subsections (b) or (c) of this section, no information obtained under this chapter shall be released or transferred without the written consent of the person or his or her authorized representative.

(b) No consent for release or transfer of information obtained under this chapter shall be required in the following instances:

(1) Information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes;

(2) Information may be disclosed to government agencies conducting confidential background checks;

(3) The designated law enforcement agency and any local law enforcement agency authorized by the state agency may release relevant information that is necessary to protect individuals concerning a specific person required to register under this chapter, except that the identity of a victim of an offense that requires registration under this section shall not be released;

(4) Information may be released or disseminated in accordance with the provisions of § 11-37.1-12; and

(5) Information shall be disclosed by the local police department to the general public in a city or town for those registered offenders determined to be either a level 2 or level 3 offender as determined consistent with parole board guidelines.

(c) Any local law enforcement agency shall release relevant information collected pursuant to § 11-37.1-3(c) to any campus police agency appointed pursuant to § 16-15-2 or police for private institutions appointed pursuant to § 12-2.1-1 for any person having a duty to register who is enrolled in, employed by or carrying on a vocation at an institution of higher education. That agency may release relevant information that is necessary to protect individuals concerning a specific person required to register under this chapter, except that the identity of a victim of an offense that requires registration under this section shall not be released.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 330, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 80, § 1.)