- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s sex offender registry law would be re-examined under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.

The Senate passed the legislation unanimously Thursday. It would require the Connecticut Sentencing Commission to study various aspects of the registry, which provides the public with information on sex offenders living in the state who are required to register with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

The commission would examine issues such the risk assessment and management of sex offenders, as well as housing opportunities and obstacles for sex offender registrants. The group would also review the possibility of creating a new tiered classification system based on risk of reoffending. The report would be due in 2017.

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for final legislative action.

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