Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Stupid Legal Tricks Award Nominees

This is the category for the dumbest new law of 2010, and believe me, there are dumb ones coming out every year!

The FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act: Included $1.1 TRILLION in reckless spending, but the clincher is giving $353.5 MILLION to the Adam Walsh Act!


Missouri SB774, the "Body Fluid Assault" bill: Makes a crime specific to sex offenders in civil commitment centers, making it felony for inmates to sling body fluids (spit, feces, or urine, etc.) at officers; it is a Class C felony, and the intent is to send civilly committed inmates back to prison. It passed.


West Virginia HB3102, Sex Offender Fees pays for police retirement: A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-12-2c, relating to requiring sex offenders to pay a fee which is to be deposited into the State Police Retirement Fund. Failure to pay gets up to 10 days in jail and a $100 fine.


HR 1623, "International Megan's Law": H.R. 1623 mandates reporting requirements for convicted sex offenders intending to engage in international travel, providing advance notice of intended travel by risk sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, preventing entry into the United States by any foreign sex offender against a minor. In reality, it is the first step in barring registrants from travel altogether. It is currently pending in the Senate.


HR 5072 The FHA Reform Act of 2010: If passed, will deny sex offenders with minors as victims from obtaining FHA loans (unless Amendment 12 of the FHA Reform Act is removed)

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