Registry Debate 

Lawmakers in Augusta continue to debate, at least for another day, as to whether or not changes should be made to Maine’s sex offender registry.The criminal justice and public safety committee has a bill before them that aims to give courts more power on which restrictions convicted sex offenders should abide by.Current law sets the same restrictions for all convicted sex offenders.Another bill being looked at by committee members seeks to remove some offenders from the registry.Towns are currently allowed to notify neighbors if a convicted offender has moved to the area.Both bills were tabled on Wednesday. Lawmakers will revisit them Thursday afternoon when a committee vote is expected.