9 Aug 2011

American Samoa to beef up laws on sex offenders' register

1:54 pm on 9 August 2011

Amendments which would beef up American Samoa's Sexual Offender Registry and Notification Act are being proposed in new legislation submitted to the Fono.

The changes are to bring American Samoa into compliance with other parts of the United States.

The bill requires that the local police provide timely notification to federal agencies, states, territories and tribal governments of convicted sexual offenders.

It also allows for the collection of more information when an offender is initially registered on the list as well as updates on those already on it.