TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is pushing proposals during this year’s legislative session that he says strengthen protections for child against violent crime.
Schmidt, a Republican, announced his proposals ahead of Monday’s opening of the GOP-controlled Legislature’s annual session.
The attorney general is asking legislators to let trial court judges issue orders barring anyone convicted of a crime against a child from having any contact with the child throughout the victim’s lifetime.
Schmidt also wants to amend a law on unlawful sexual relations to clarify that it applies to foster parents and state contractors in a position of trust with children.
He also said he wants to strengthen laws meant to ensure lifetime electronic monitoring of some violent sexual offenders after they leave prison.