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, or (5) is a recidivist, as defined in § 11-37.1-4, 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 state of his or her residence and who is employed or carrying on a vocation in Rhode Island as defined in § 11-37.1-2(g), or (2) a nonresident student as defined by § 11-37.1-2(m) who has committed an offense that is subject to registration in the state of his or her residence and who is attending an 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 school 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 school.

(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 who 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 state 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.

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.)