SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that could potentially help some sex offenders get off the state’s sex offender registry after five years received a favorable recommendation from the Utah House Judiciary Committee.
The measure will now move to the House.
Rep. Jack Draxler, R-North Logan, has sponsored the legislation, HB 13, which would allow sex offenders convicted of the least egregious offenses to petition the court for removal from the registry.
The measure cleared the committee by an 8-4 vote.
Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, was one of the negative votes on the measure.
Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, also serves on the committee but was absent for the vote.