A new law going into effect next month will reform the sex offender registry in Nevada.
The Pahrump Valley Times reports AB 579, which was passed back in 2007, will finally take effect on July 1.
Under its provisions, Tier 1 sex offenders, who were classified as having low risk of re-offending, will now have to be added to the public sex offender registry.
That includes having their names, photographs and addresses publicly available.
The bill stalled for many years due to litigation from offenders.
The law impacts offenders who were convicted as far back as 1956.
Under the new system, Tier 1 offenders will have to register annually and remain on the sex offender registry for 15 years.
Another impact of the law is the number of Tier 3 – or most severe – offenders, who must make their presence known to law enforcement every 90 days, increased by nearly twelvefold, as the previous top tier was abolished.