TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-37.1
Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification

SECTION 11-37.1-9


§ 11-37.1-9 Notification of local law enforcement agencies of changes in address.

(a) Duty of local law enforcement agency; Interstate and Intrastate moves. For any person required to register under this chapter, the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where the person is residing, shall, if the person changes residence to another state or within the state, notify the law enforcement agency with which the person must register in the new state, if the new state has a registration requirement and notify the designated state law enforcement agency.

(b) Duty of person required to register; Interstate moves. A person who has been convicted of an offense which required registration under this chapter shall register the new address with a designated state law enforcement agency in another state to which the person moves in accordance with the new state's sex offender registration statute. Prior to the change of residence to a new state, the person shall notify the local law enforcement agency within this state with which the person is registered of the intended move and of the new address within the new state.

(c) Duty of law enforcement agency; Changes of residence within the state. For any person required to register under this chapter, the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where the person is residing, shall, if the person changes residence to another city or town in Rhode Island, notify the local law enforcement agency with which the person must register in the new city or town and notify the state designated law enforcement agency.

(d) Duty of person required to register; Changes of residence within the state. A person who has been convicted of an offense which requires registration under this chapter and who changes his or her residence address to another city or town in Rhode Island, shall notify the local law enforcement agency in the city or town from which the person is moving before the person establishes residence in the new location, and shall register with the local law enforcement agency in the city or town in which the person is moving not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the person establishes residence in the new city or town. A person who has been convicted of an offense which requires registration under this chapter and who changes his or her residence within a city or town in Rhode Island shall notify the local law enforcement agency in the city or town not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the person changes the residence within the city or town.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 255, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 162, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 170, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 155, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 202, § 1.)