Quincy lawmaker pushes sex offender/social media bill
QUINCY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Quincy lawmaker is hoping third time is a charm when it comes to passing a bill that would help keep track of sexual predators online.
The Patriot Ledger reports that Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey's proposal would require all sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses, social media accounts and names and other online information with the state. That includes Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Morrissey first introduced this bill as a state senator in 2007. He, State Rep. Tackey Chan and others have tried to pass this bill since then, saying the sex offender registry law needs to be updated to adapt to technology and social media.