Public Chapter 341

HOUSE BILL NO. 800

By Representatives Jackson, Stamps, Godsey, Goins, Mumpower, Cooper, Boner, Hassell, Scroggs, Hargett, Haley, Pleasant, Beavers, Brooks, Ford, Patton, McDaniel

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1449

By Senators Rochelle, McNally

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, Chapter 6, relative to creation of the Tennessee Internet Criminal Information Center within the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, Chapter 6, is amended by adding the following as a new section:

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(a) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shall, no later than January 1, 1998, create an office within the bureau to be known as the Tennessee Internet Criminal Information Center (hereinafter TICIC). The purpose of such center is the development, maintenance and updating of an online database, 1-800 Hotline and such other means as are appropriate to provide easily accessible information to members of the public concerning persons of interest to the public safety and welfare.

(b) Upon creation of the TICIC, the bureau shall compile and maintain data- bases consisting of a registry and associated information for the following groups of persons:

(1)(A) The Out-of-State Parole and Probation Supervision Registry. This registry shall consist of at least the name and conviction offense of those persons who have been placed on probation or parole in another state but who are residing in Tennessee pursuant to the compact for out-of-state supervision, codified in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 28, Part 4.

(B) This registry shall also include a photograph of each probationer or parolee approved for residence in this state under the interstate compact after the effective date of this act;

(2)(A) The Sexual Offense Registry. This registry shall consist of all public information regarding persons who are required to complete a TBI sexual offender registration/monitoring form pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 39.

(B) This registry shall also include the registrant's photograph for persons registering pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 39, after the effective date of this act,.

(C) No later than January 1, 1999 this registry shall include the photograph of all persons who are registered pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 39;

(3) The Tennessee Missing Children Registry. This registry shall consist of those children who have been placed by the bureau on the Tennessee Missing Children Registry; and

(4) Any other registry, information or database that, in the opinion of the bureau, would be in the interest of the public safety or welfare.

(c) When one or more of the databases comprising the TICIC is complete and in an accessible format, the bureau shall place and maintain each of them on the TICIC's internet home page which shall be accessible through the State of Tennessee's internet home page.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.