Now, there are two significant changes on the books.
One makes it tougher to get personal information of sex offenders, like home addresses.
Another change increases the penalties for offenders who victimize children under the age of 12, that includes making offenders in that category lifetime registrants.
One offender we interviewed gave mixed reviews to the changes.
Duane Ballard says the registry still is unfair to offenders who’ve done their time and paid the price.
State Senator Debra Plowman and Representative Pat Blanchette say the system still needs tweaking, but that some offenders deserve to be on the registry for life.