Sex Offender Information
The Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act:
This act amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. This Federal Law requires sex offenders who are already participating in registration programs to provide notice under STATE LAW each institution of higher education in which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. The federal law requires that state procedures insure that proper registration information is provided to law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction of the individual institutions.
The Federal Law took effect October 28th, 2002. The law also amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education to issue a statement, in addition to other disclosures required under that Act, advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. These changes took effect October 28, 2002 and this notice will be a requirement beginning with the annual security report due October 1, 2003.
The 78th legislature passed an amendment to current sex offender registration laws requiring persons under this act to register with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction if that person carries on a vocation, works, or attends school on a campus of higher education. To date, procedural rules have not been put into place by the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS does have a website where you may access the sex offender database. To reach this site, just follow the link at the top of this page.