Protecting Illinois citizens by making more information available about registered sex offenders is the aim of legislation sponsored by Senator Tim Bivins.

Senate Bill 3293 requires registered sex offenders to provide law enforcement with their current telephone and cell phone numbers, and notify them about any changes in the future.

“This issue was brought to my attention by a police officer in my district who had contact with a sex offender, and discovered the offender had a cell phone with lewd pictures on it. As we looked at current law, we discovered that a registered offender has to provide their employer’s telephone number and their parole agent’s number, but not their own telephone number or their cell phone number," Senator Bivins said. "Senate Bill 3293 closes that loophole.”" />

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