On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. “applauded the Justice Department’s decision to give a one-year extension to states to comply with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).”
The Act was signed into law in 2006 and was included as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The Act required states to comply with the provisions by July of this year.
But in March, “Leahy and other congressional leaders urged Attorney General Eric Holder to extend the deadline for compliance. Under the provisions of SORNA, states and other jurisdictions are required to comply with certain sex offender registry provisions within three years of the passage of the Adam Walsh Act. To date, no state or jurisdiction has met the requirements mandated in SORNA.”
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