Sex offenders who must register for a state registry, will now have to show that they are a sex offender on the social network. This comes as a replacement to a law that was deemed unconstitutional. The law forbade sex offenders from using any social networks at all.
The law is not designed to prevent a crime from happening per say. It is there to help you, the parent, know more about those people who connect with you and your children. What if they do not show their sex offender status? Well just as they would be arrested for failing to register with the state, they would be arrested and charged the same for not reporting on Facebook.
Representative Jeff Thompson from Bossier City drafted the bill, with support of the District Attorney’s office. He is confident that this law would hold up to a constitutionality check with the supreme court. This is the first state to pass a law of this kind.