North Dakota House Bill 1334 was signed into law by Governor Doug Burgum on April 14. The new law would implement North Dakota’s first state-wide residency restriction for sex offenders–of 500 feet. This flies in the face of a large body of research against such restrictions.

Read more by Archie Ingersoll for InForum:

http://www.inforum.com/news/4252909-burgum-signs-law-prohibiting-high-risk-sex-offenders-living-near-nd-schools

and West Fargo Pioneer:

http://www.westfargopioneer.com/news/4243293-despite-research-nd-lawmakers-ok-bill-keeping-high-risk-sex-offenders-living-near

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