April 17, 2014
Tracking sex offenders is emerging as a campaign issue in Nevada's upcoming gubernatorial race.
Republican Congressman Jim Gibbons and Democrat state Senator
Dina Titus, two candidates seeking the state's highest office, have
focused at least part of their campaign platforms on tougher laws
to keep track of sexual predators.
Gibbons' campaign this week outlined his proposals, including
requiring out-of-state sex offenders to submit DNA samples and
registration of offenders before they are released from prison.
Other priorities are replacing lifetime supervision with
lifetime parole, and expanding a pilot Global Positioning System
program in Clark County.
Titus launched her campaign in part on the platform of reforming
the state's sex offender laws.
Her proposals include limiting the use of Alford pleas in sex
offense cases, fully funding the G-P-S tracking system and limiting
how close a sex offender can live to a school.