I guess the sex offender registries have been a sufficiently popular idea that states are continuing to create boutique criminal records databases. Baltimore, Maryland recently approved legislation that would create a public database of Gun Offenders, requiring those convicted of gun related offenses register their name, address, and photograph with the police department. As yet, a Web database is not available.
California could become the first state to have a Domestic Violence Offenders Registry. [UPDATE: The amended bill struck this provision: “This bill would require the Attorney General to develop an Internet Web site that is available to the public that contains certain information about persons who have been convicted of at least one felony domestic violence offense or at least two misdemeanor domestic violence offenses.”]
Minnesota, Tennessee and Illinois have Methamphetamine Offenders Registries. Montana includes convicted meth manufacturers in its Sexual and Violent Offender Registry. Oklahoma lists the offenses that require registration in its Sex and Violent Crime Offender Registry. Georgia, Kansas Kentucky and Connecticut briefly considered adding a violent offender registry to their roster of convicted criminal databases. Similar legislation was considered in Hawaii.
The Illinois State Police maintains the Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry.
The flush of interest in drug dealer registration faded in Maine, New Mexico, Illinois and New York. New Mexico has a DWI Offender Database and Ohio’s Habitual Offender Registry is a database of people who have been convicted at least five times of driving under the influence.
Find out if a Michigan drivers license is valid or has been suspended or revoked by searching the Repeat Offender Inquiry.
And, on the meth makers theme, the DEA National Clandestine Laboratory Register, “contains addresses of some locations where law enforcement agencies reported they found chemicals or other items that indicated the presence of either clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites.”