Wednesday, June 3, 2015

UPDATE: HB 316 now in the Senate, and more bad provisions added

Alabama already has lots of employment restrictions, but the version of HB316 that passed the House has new additions that clarify existing restrictions and possibly added new restrictions. Now the bill sits in the Senate.

When reading a legislative bill, always look for underlined sentences or marked through words. THAT is where changes have been made.

Below is the section on work restrictions. I'm not sure what has actually changed but it is worth reviewing because changes in employment restrictions could be detrimental to your job and freedom.

See pgs. 47-48 of the engrossed bill:
"§15-20A-13.
"(a) No adult sex offender shall apply for, accept, or maintain employment or vocation or volunteer at any school, childcare facility, mobile vending business that provides services primarily to children, or any other business or organization that provides services primarily to children.
"(b) No adult sex offender shall apply for, accept, or maintain employment or volunteer for any employment or vocation within 2,000 feet of the property on which a school or childcare facility is located unless otherwise exempted pursuant to Sections 15-20A-24 and 15-20A-25.
"(c) No adult sex offender, after having been convicted of a sex offense involving a child, shall apply for accept, or maintain employment or vocation or volunteer for  any employment or vocation within 500 feet of a playground, park, athletic field or facility, or any other business or facility having a principal purpose of caring for, educating, or entertaining minors.
"(d) Changes to property within 2,000 feet of an adult sex offender's place of employment which occur after an adult sex offender accepts employment shall not form the basis for finding that an adult sex offender is in violation of this section.
"(e) It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any childcare facility or any other organization that provides services primarily to children to knowingly employ or accept volunteer services from an adult sex offender.
"(f) For purposes of this section, the 2,000-foot measurement shall be taken in a straight line from nearest  property line to nearest property line.
(g) Any person who knowingly violates this section shall be guilty of a Class C felony.

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