The Kansas sex offender law ensures that persons jailed for sex crimes in the state register with the state’s Bureau of Investigation. The law protects the public from sex offenders by providing the details of offenders living in the state.
The law provides the requirements for registration. Defaulting offenders could suffer severe consequences like re-incarceration.
Duration of registration depends on 2 factors:
Offenders register every 4 months for 15 years, 25 years or life depending on the above factors.
Offenders must also report any changes in their registration information. The law also covers sex offenders convicted in another state but wishes to live, school or work in Kansas.
The Kansas Sex offenders Registry works with the state’s Justice Department to register sex offenders in Kansas. The registry manages and updates information on sex offenders living in Kansas. The data gets transferred to a database accessed through the internet.
The Kansas Bureau of Public investigation is in charge of this database. The registry makes sure all information on the database is up to date and accurate.
Anyone with internet access in Kansas can find sex offenders living in their community using the registry’s website.
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K.S.A. § 22-4907
(a) Registration, as required by the Kansas offender registration act, shall consist of a form approved by the Kansas bureau of investigation, which shall include a statement that the requirements provided in this section have been reviewed and explained to the offender, and shall be signed by the offender and, except when such reporting is conducted by certified letter as provided in subsection (b) of K.S.A. 22-4905, and amendments thereto, witnessed by the person registering the offender. Such registration form shall include the following offender information:
(1) Name and all alias names;
(2) date and city, state and country of birth, and any alias dates or places of birth;
(3) title and statute number of each offense or offenses committed, date of each conviction or adjudication and court case numbers for each conviction or adjudication;
(4) city, county, state or country of conviction or adjudication;
(5) sex and date of birth or purported age of each victim of all offenses requiring registration;
(6) current residential address, any anticipated future residence and any temporary lodging information including, but not limited to, address, telephone number and dates of travel for any place in which the offender is staying for seven or more days; and, if transient, the locations where the offender has stayed and frequented since last reporting for registration;
(7) all telephone numbers at which the offender may be contacted including, but not limited to, all mobile telephone numbers;
(8) social security number, and all alias social security numbers;
(9) identifying characteristics such as race, ethnicity, skin tone, sex, age, height, weight, hair and eye color, scars, tattoos and blood type;
(10) occupation and name, address or addresses and telephone number of employer or employers, and name of any anticipated employer and place of employment;
(11) all current driver's licenses or identification cards, including a photocopy of all such driver's licenses or identification cards and their numbers, states of issuance and expiration dates;
(12) all vehicle information, including the license plate number, registration number and any other identifier and description of any vehicle owned or operated by the offender, or any vehicle the offender regularly drives, either for personal use or in the course of employment, and information concerning the location or locations such vehicle or vehicles are habitually parked or otherwise kept;
(13) license plate number, registration number or other identifier and description of any aircraft or watercraft owned or operated by the offender, and information concerning the location or locations such aircraft or watercraft are habitually parked, docked or otherwise kept;
(14) all professional licenses, designations and certifications;
(15) documentation of any treatment received for a mental abnormality or personality disorder of the offender; for purposes of documenting the treatment received, registering law enforcement agencies, correctional facility officials, treatment facility officials and courts may rely on information that is readily available to them from existing records and the offender;
(16) a photograph or photographs;
(17) fingerprints and palm prints;
(18) any and all schools and satellite schools attended or expected to be attended and the locations of attendance and telephone number;
(19) any and all: E-mail addresses; online identities used by the offender on the internet; information relating to membership in any and all personal web pages or online social networks; and internet screen names;
(20) all travel and immigration documents; and
(21) name and telephone number of the offender's probation, parole or community corrections officer.
(b) The offender shall provide biological samples for DNA analysis to the registering law enforcement agency as required by K.S.A. 21-2511, and amendments thereto. The biological samples shall be in the form using a DNA databank kit authorized by the Kansas bureau of investigation. The registering law enforcement agency shall forward such biological samples to the Kansas bureau of investigation. Prior to taking such sample, the registering law enforcement agency shall search the Kansas criminal justice information system to determine if such person's DNA profile is currently on file. If such person's DNA profile is on file with the Kansas bureau of investigation, the registering law enforcement agency is not required to take biological samples.
K.S.A. § 22-4909
(a) Except as prohibited by subsections (c), (d), (e) and (f) of this section and subsections (f) and (g) of K.S.A. 22-4906, and amendments thereto, the statements or any other information required by the Kansas offender registration act shall be open to inspection by the public at the registering law enforcement agency, at the headquarters of the Kansas bureau of investigation and on any internet website sponsored or created by a registering law enforcement agency or the Kansas bureau of investigation that contains such statements or information, and specifically are subject to the provisions of the Kansas open records act, K.S.A. 45-215 et seq., and amendments thereto.
(b) Any information posted on an internet website sponsored or created by a registering law enforcement agency or the Kansas bureau of investigation shall identify, in a prominent manner, whether an offender is a sex offender, a violent offender or a drug offender. Such internet websites shall include the following information for each offender:
(1) Name of the offender, including any aliases;
(2) address of each residence at which the offender resides or will reside and, if the offender does not have any present or expected residence address, other information about where the offender has their home or habitually lives. If current information of this type is not available because the offender is in violation of the requirement to register or cannot be located, the website must so note;
(3) temporary lodging information;
(4) address of any place where the offender is a student or will be a student;
(5) license plate number and a description of any vehicle owned or operated by the offender, including any aircraft or watercraft;
(6) physical description of the offender;
(7) the offense or offenses for which the offender is registered and any other offense for which the offender has been convicted or adjudicated;
(8) a current photograph of the offender; and
(9) all professional licenses, designations, and certifications.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a), information posted on an internet website sponsored or created by a registering law enforcement agency or the Kansas bureau of investigation shall not contain the address of any place where the offender is an employee or any other information about where the offender works. Such internet website shall contain a statement that employment information is publicly available and may be obtained by contacting the appropriate registering law enforcement agency or by signing up for community notification through the official website of the Kansas bureau of investigation.
(d) Notwithstanding subsection (a), pursuant to a court finding petitioned by the prosecutor, any offender who is required to register pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, but has been provided a new identity and relocated under the federal witness security program or who has worked as a confidential informant, or is otherwise a protected witness, shall be required to register pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, but shall not be subject to public registration.
(e) Notwithstanding subsection (a), when a court orders expungement of a conviction or adjudication that requires an offender to register pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, the registration requirement for such conviction or adjudication does not terminate. Such offender shall be required to continue registering pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, but shall not be subject to public registration. If a court orders expungement of a conviction or adjudication that requires an offender to register pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, and the offender has any other conviction or adjudication that requires registration, such offender shall be required to register pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, and the registration for such other conviction or adjudication shall be open to inspection by the public and shall be subject to the provisions of subsection (a), unless such registration has been ordered restricted pursuant to subsection (f) or (g) of K.S.A. 22-4906, and amendments thereto.
(f) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the following information shall not be disclosed other than to law enforcement agencies:
(1) The name, address, telephone number or any other information which specifically and individually identifies the identity of any victim of a registerable offense;
(2) the social security number of the offender;
(3) the offender's criminal history arrests that did not result in convictions or adjudications;
(4) travel and immigration document numbers of the offender; and
(5) internet identifiers of the offender.
K.S.A. § 22-4906
15 years for persons convicted of a registrable offense.
(25 years for situations of offenses stipulated by Kansas Law:
Within 3 days of sentencing or 3 days of release from incarceration
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