JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri House members have endorsed legislation that would
expand the state sex offender registry to cover citizenship
The legislation was given first-round approval Wednesday and
needs another vote before moving to the state Senate.
Under the bill, people required to register as sex offenders
would need to provide their citizenship. People required to
register as sex offenders already provide biographical information
such as their address, phone number, job and vehicle
The Missouri State Highway Patrol also would need to check the
citizenship and immigration status of everyone on the sex offender
list. Missouri law requires officials to check the immigration
status of everyone they jail.
Currently, thousands of people are on Missouri's sex offender