Bill targets sex offenders on social Web sites

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill designed to keep sex offenders from using social networking sites on the Internet has passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
The bill by Rep. Ken Luttrell would require sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses, screen names and other identifying Internet information with the state. That information then would be made available to social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.
The Ponca City Democrat says a similar bill in New York resulted in more than 3,500 registered sex offenders being purged from the social networking sites.
House Bill 2934 is being called the Electronic Security and Targeting Online Predators Act, or E-STOP.
The measure passed 100-0 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.


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