The Washington Times reported earlier today that many states are finding it difficult to comply with the Adam Walsh Act.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. granted a 1 year extension earlier this month because no states were able to meet the deadline. Many states are now struggling “with what they can and will do to satisfy the guidelines when they take effect in July 2010.”
The California Sex Offender Management Board is “urging the state not to comply with the act, which will involve ‘substantial and unreimbursed costs.’ To offset the $2.1 million that would be lost in federal funding, the agency suggests using other resources to ensure local law enforcement and other programs are not affected. The board says the state’s current registry is sufficient.”
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