Qualifying Offenses – required certain violent offenders to register. Registrants also were:
Length of Registration – duration of registration was changed to life, with the option to petition the district court for relief from registration after 10 years. A court could grant relief only if the offender met a two-part test:
Tier Levels – tier levels were assigned to sexual offenders by the sentencing court based on the likelihood that they would commit additional offenses
Public Information – the amount of information that could be released to the public varied according to the tier level assigned to the sexual offender. Law enforcement agencies could release any offender information relevant to the public if risk to the safety of the community was an issue.
Address Verification – required the Department of Justice to send annual address-verification letters to all registered offenders and quarterly letters to level 3, high-risk sexual offenders
Tier Levels – gave the Department of Corrections the authority to assign tier levels to registered sexual offenders being released from confinement if the registrant had not been given a tier level at the time of his or her sentence