ATLANTA (May 8, 2017) |Earlier today, Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 250 into Georgia law. Senator Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) sponsored SB 250 to ensure the safety of Georgia’s children from registered sexual offenders. Ms. Jessica Castillo, a Dade County resident, brought to light the need for SB 250 and attended the signing ceremony with Sen. Mullis.
“I want to thank Ms. Castillo for bringing this issue to my attention and all who worked together to get SB 250 passed,” said Sen. Mullis. “Guaranteeing our children’s safety remains a very important issue and we must do all we can to ensure they are protected not only in their homes but in locations throughout the state. By ensuring that the offenders and predators who commit crimes outside of Georgia are accounted for, we can ensure that our children will not be harmed and can remain safe.”
“The last two years have really shown me how great our local and state Government can work together to get something close to all of our hearts accomplished,” said Ms. Castillo. “Children should always be our top priority and now their parents can feel safe knowing sexual offenders are not allowed where children congregate. A special thank you to Sen. Jeff Mullis for working so hard with me on this endeavor.”
Under SB 250, it is unlawful for any person who is or should be registered on another state’s sexual offender registry to be present at any child care facility, school or other locations where minors are known to be.
Please follow the link below for additional information on SB 250:
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For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2017
For Information Contact:
Ines Owens, Acting Director