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Bill would place 'sex offender' on convicted offender's license
Posted: Feb 27, 2014 6:44 AM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver's license in Tennessee?
The idea received a good bit of debate Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
A new bill would require the words "sex offender" to be stamped on a convicted offender's driver's license in red three times.
It would increase state expenditures one time by $150,000.
The sponsor of the House bill, Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough, told a sub-committee he got the idea from a constituent at a daycare where people have to show identification to be on a list to pick up children.
Critics pointed out the stamp would open offenders up to another level of ridicule.
The bill, first filed in late January, was put on hold to give lawmakers time to think.
Click here to read more about HB 1747.
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Absolutely for it ! Our Children and others should be protected, NOT the offender !
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$150K, think about it? So if they are not picking up kids at a daycare type facility or being pulled over for a driving offense, what is the point? A waste of money. They need it tattooed on their forehead or put away forever, you cannot rehabilitate them.