Louisiana Political News Wire
Sex offender bill backed by Gov. Jindal clears Senate, nears final passage
BATON ROUGE -- A bill that would ban convicted child sex offenders from using social networking sites cleared the Senate on Tuesday and remained one step from final passage. Senators voted 37-0 for House Bill 620 by Rep. Ledricka Thierry, D-Opelousas, sending it back to the House for approval of mainly technical changes. The bill is a major element of Gov. Bobby Jindal's anti-crime package this session. A Jindal-supported bill by Thierry last year that banned sexual offenders' access to social media was thrown out by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Jackson of Baton Rouge for being overbroad and unconstitutional.
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