The Law

A provision passed by Congress in June requiring colleges to compile and distribute information regarding registered sex offenders on campuses is not expected to move this Congressional session.
The House of Representatives passed a provision to a bill in the 1998 Higher Education Act that gave the responsibility of monitoring registered sex offenders on campus to college officials.
After the House approved the changes, the bill failed to gain momentum due to intensive lobbying from college representatives.
In an attempt to ease the tracking burden on colleges, a new provision was introduced into the Violence Against Women Act, calling for states to be responsible for processing and providing registered sex offender data.
After the information is compiled, colleges would be expected to provide their campus communities access to the information.
— Erin Madsen