Kansas is the 10th state in the nation to meet new federal rules for sex offender registries. The rules require sex offenders to register their addresses more often and increase penalties for not registering. Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the Legislature passed a law last session to update the state system, so it would meet the new requirements.
Schmidt says states that don’t comply risk losing a portion of the federal grants they receive to help pay for law enforcement.
Schmidt says yesterday (WED) was the deadline to comply with the new rules.