2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 57. Prisons and Reformatories
§57-590. Residency restriction - Penalty.
A. It is unlawful for any person registered pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act to reside, either temporarily or permanently, within a two-thousand-foot radius of any public or private school site, educational institution, property or campsite used by an organization whose primary purpose is working with children, a playground or park that is established, operated or supported in whole or in part by city, county, state, federal or tribal government, or licensed child care center as defined by the Department of Human Services. Establishment of a day care center or park in the vicinity of the residence of a registered sex offender will not require the relocation of the sex offender or the sale of the property. On the effective date of this act, the distance indicated in this section shall be measured from the nearest property line of the residence of the person to the nearest property line of the public or private school site, educational institution, property or campsite used by an organization whose primary purpose is working with children, playground, park, or licensed child care facility; provided, any nonprofit organization established and housing sex offenders prior to the effective date of this provision shall be allowed to continue its operation.
Nothing in this provision shall require any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any real estate or home acquired or owned prior to the conviction of the person as a sex offender.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person who is required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act for any offense in which a minor child was the victim to reside with a minor child or establish any other living accommodation where a minor child resides. Provided, however, the person may reside with a minor child if the person is the parent, stepparent or grandparent of the minor child and the minor child was not the victim of the offense for which the person is required to register.
C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any registered sex offender residing in a hospital or other facility certified or licensed by the State of Oklahoma to provide medical services.
D. Any person willfully violating the provisions of this section by:
1. Intentionally moving into any neighborhood or to any real estate or home within the prohibited distance; or
2. Intentionally moving into a residence with a minor child or establishing any other living accommodation where a minor child resides as specified in subsection B of this section,
shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), or by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not less than one (1) year nor more than three (3) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), or by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not less than three (3) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Added by Laws 2003, c. 223, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003. Amended by Laws 2006, c. 284, § 11, emerg. eff. June 7, 2006; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 29, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 347, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2010, c. 136, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2012, c. 281, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.
NOTE: Laws 2006, c. 294, § 13 repealed by Laws 2007, c. 1, § 43, emerg. eff. Feb. 22, 2007.
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