TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-37.1
Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification

SECTION 11-37.1-3


§ 11-37.1-3. Registration required – Persons covered.

(a) Any person who, in this or any other jurisdiction: (1) has been convicted of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor, (2) has been convicted of a sexually violent offense, (3) has been determined to be a sexually violent predator, (4) has committed an aggravated offense as defined in § 11-37.1-2, (5) is a recidivist, as defined in § 11-37.1-4, (6) has been convicted of a federal offense, (7) has been convicted of a foreign offense, (8) has been convicted of a military offense, or (9) has been convicted of a violation of § 11-37.1-10 shall be required to register his or her current address with the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the city or town in which the person having the duty to register resides for the time period specified in § 11-37.1-4.

(b) Any person who is: (1) a nonresident worker who has committed an offense that is subject to registration in the jurisdiction of his or her residence and who is employed or carrying on a vocation in Rhode Island as defined in § 11-37.1-2(h), or (2) a nonresident student as defined by § 11-37.1-2(x) who has committed an offense that is subject to registration in the jurisdiction of his or her residence and who is attending a public or private educational institution in Rhode Island, shall be required to register his or her current address and the address of his or her place of employment or a public or private educational institution attended with the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the city or town in which the nonresident worker or student is employed or attending a public or private educational institution.

(c) Any person having a duty to register as a sex offender in subsection (a) of this section who is enrolled at, employed at, or carrying on a vocation at an institution of higher education shall have an additional duty to register the information described in subsection (a) of this section with the local law enforcement agency in the city or town where the primary campus of the institution of higher education at which the person is enrolled, employed, or carrying on a vocation is located for the period of time they are enrolled at, employed at or carrying on a vocation at the institution of higher education.

(d) If a person is registered as a sex offender in another jurisdiction for an offense which, if committed within the jurisdiction of this state, would require the person to register as a sex offender, then that person, upon moving to or returning to this state, shall register as a sex offender in the same manner as if the offense were committed within Rhode Island.

(e) Registration information. In addition to the requirements of subsections (a) through (d) of this section, the person required to register under this section shall provide the local law enforcement agency the following information:

(1) Relating to the person's name:

(i) The person's full primary given or legal name;

(ii) Any and all names the person has used in the past, valid or otherwise; and

(iii) Any and all nicknames, aliases, and pseudonyms regardless of the context in which they are used.

(2) Relating to the person's date of birth:

(i) The person's actual date of birth; and

(ii) Any other date of birth used by the person.

(3) Relating to the person's social security number:

(i) A valid social security number for the person; and

(ii) Any social security number the person has used in the past, valid or otherwise.

(4) A current digitized photograph of the person.

(5) An accurate description of the person as follows:

(i) A general description of the person's physical appearance or characteristics; and

(ii) Any identifying marks, such as, but not limited to, scars, moles, birthmarks, or tattoos.

(6) A photocopy of all of the person's valid driver's licenses issued by any jurisdiction.

(7) A photocopy of all of the identification cards issued to the person.

(8) A photocopy of any passports issued to the person.

(9) Relating to the person's residence:

(i) The address of each residence at which the person resides or will reside;

(ii) Any location or description that identifies where the person habitually lives or sleeps regardless of whether it pertains to a permanent residence or location otherwise identifiable by a street or address; and

(iii) Whether the person is homeless.

(10) Any and all telephone numbers of the person.

(11) Relating to the person's internet-related activity:

(i) Any and all email addresses used by the person;

(ii) Any and all instant message addresses and identifiers;

(iii) Any and all other designations or monitors used for self-identification in internet communications or postings; and

(iv) Any and all designations used by the person for the purpose of routing or self-identification and internet communications or postings.

(12) Relating to all vehicles owned or operated by the person for work or personal use including land vehicles, aircraft, and watercraft:

(i) License plate numbers;

(ii) Registration numbers or identifiers;

(iii) General description of the vehicle to include color, make, model, and year; and

(iv) Any permanent or frequent location where any covered vehicle is kept.

(13) Relating to the person's employment, any and all places where the person is employed in any means including volunteer and unpaid positions:

(i) The name of the person's employer;

(ii) The address of the person's employer; and

(iii) Similar information related to any transient or day labor employment.

(14) All licensing information that authorizes the person to engage in an occupation or carry out a trade or business.

(15) Relating to the person's public or private educational institution:

(i) The name of each public or private educational institution at which the person is or will be a student; and

(ii) The address of each public or private educational institution where the person is or will be a student.

(16) Relating to the person's criminal history:

(i) The date of all arrests;

(ii) The date of all convictions;

(iii) The person's status of parole, probation, or supervised release;

(iv) The person's registration status; and

(v) Any outstanding arrest warrants.

(17) The fingerprints and palm prints of the person in a digitized format that shall be submitted to the FBI Central Database, Next Generation Identification Program.

(18) If the person's DNA is not already contained in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), the person shall provide a sample of his or her DNA. Any DNA sample obtained from a person shall be submitted to an appropriate lab for analysis and entry of the resulting DNA profile into CODIS.

(19) The text of each provision of law defining the criminal offense(s) for which the person is registered.

(20) When the person will be absent from his/her residence for seven (7) days or more:

(i) Identifying information of the temporary lodging locations including addresses and names; and

(ii) The dates the person will be staying at each temporary lodging location.

(21) If the person will be traveling outside of the United States, the person must notify the local law enforcement agency at least twenty-one (21) days in advance of the travel date and provide any necessary information regarding his or her international travel in accordance with § 11-37.1-9(g).

(22) A signed copy of the person's notice of registration and notification obligations as provided in § 11-37.1-5(b)(6).

(23) The local law enforcement agency and the designated state law enforcement agency shall maintain all information obtained under this chapter in a digitized format.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 255, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 330, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 410, § 7; P.L. 2006, ch. 370, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 440, § 1; P.L. 2018, ch. 157, § 1; P.L. 2018, ch. 259, § 1.)