Bill Would Ban Sex Offenders from State Parks

The House of Representatives approved a legislation today which would prohibit sex offenders from entering state parks in Oklahoma.

This includes aggravated sex offenders and habitual sex offenders. Aggravated sex offenders are those who committed a crime against a child and habitual offenders are those who have committed more than one sex crime.

A press release from the Oklahoma House of Representatives that "the bill stems from uncertainty over whether or not state parks are included in a current ban of these offenders from public parks."

The presenter of the bill, State Representative Josh Cockroft, said "we have to continually tweak sex offender laws to ensure that there are no loopholes that allow them access to public places frequented by children. Protecting our children should be top priority."

The measure was approved 93-1 and will now go to the Senate.