A House bill would mean that convicted sex offenders in North Carolina could face a $100 annual fee, additional registration requirements, restrictions on where they live and work and electronic surveillance.
The bill is being touted by leaders of a committee that looked at the issues before the General Assembly reconvened this week.
One provision of the bill would make it a felony for a registered offender to live within one-thousand feet of a school, daycare or public or private swimming pool.
Click here for a link to the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry. You can put in your zip code and find out if any sex offenders are living near you.
Click here for a link to the North Carolina Attorney General's website and information on protecting children.