Sherman Ordinance Gets State Attention


9-16-06 - Several Texas cities, including Sherman, could face legal challenges over recent laws and ordinances that restrict the movement of registered sex offenders.

The laws keep offenders from living within a thousand feet of schools, parks and churches.

But for the first time, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is being asked to take a look at the ordinances, which limit exactly where registered sex offenders can, and most importantly, cannot live.

State Senator Jane Nelson of Lewisville, who supports the limitations,
has sent a request to Abbot's office asking whether a city can prohibit registered sex offenders from living in certain locations.

The answer could have huge ramifications as more and more cities adopt similar ordinances.


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