May 23 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today commended the Senate passage of the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S. 2613). The legislation would improve tracking of sex offenders through federal support of state registries and dedicated resources to target offenders who fail to comply with registration requirements.
“I am proud to join my colleagues in unanimously supporting this bill,” Sen. Moran said. “We owe it to those affected by these grievous crimes to make certain state and local law enforcement officials continue to have the support they need to track known offenders and prevent recurrences.”
The bill passed today reauthorizes The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which established nationwide notification and registration standards for convicted sex offenders to bolster information sharing between law enforcement agencies and increase public safety through greater awareness. It is named for a six-year-old Florida boy who was kidnapped and murdered in 1981. Adam’s father, John Walsh, worked closely with Congress to develop the 2006 law and the reauthorization that passed today.