Kansas is the 10th state in the nation to comply with new federal rules for sex offender registries. The rules require sex offenders to register their addresses more often and increase penalties for those who fail to register. Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a recently passed Kansas law made the tweaks necessary for the system to meet the new rules.
States must comply with the new federal rules by today (WED). States that don’t comply risk losing a portion of the federal grants they receive that help pay for law enforcement.