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Megan’s Law for Kansas

updated 8/5/13

Contact Person: Jessica Dultmeier - Supervisor – 785-296-2841. Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Offenders Required to Register:

Sex Offenders

Any adult convicted of the following offenses on or after July 1, 1997, when one of the parties involved is less than 18 years of age, must register and if date of offense occurred on or after July 1, 1997, such registration becomes public record: adultery, criminal sodomy (one party 16-18 years of age), promoting prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, lewd and lascivious behavior. Any adult convicted of the following offenses on or after April 14, 1994 must register, and if date of offense occurred on or after April 14, 1994, such registration becomes public record: aggravated human trafficking for the purpose of sexual gratification, commercial sexual exploitation of a child, rape, (aggravated) and/or indecent liberties with a child, (aggravated) and/or criminal sodomy, (aggravated) and/or indecent solicitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated incest and electronic solicitation. Any adult convicted of the following offenses on or after April 14, 1994 must register, and if date of offense occurred on or after July 1, 1997, such registration becomes public record: sexual battery. Any person found to be a sexually violent predator on or after July 1, 2001 must register and if the date of offense occurred on or after April 14, 1994, such registration becomes public record. Any act which has been determined beyond a reasonable doubt to be sexually motivated on or after April 14, 1994 requires registration and if the date of offense occurred on or after April 14, 1994, such registration becomes public record.

Any juvenile adjudicated of the following offenses on or after July 1, 2002 must register and if the date of offense occurred on or after July 1, 2002, such registration becomes public record: aggravated human trafficking for the purpose of sexual gratification, rape, (aggravated) and/or indecent liberties with a child, (aggravated) and/or criminal sodomy, (aggravated) and/or indecent solicitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated incest, electronic solicitation and sexually motivated crimes. For juveniles who are not adjudicated of a sexually violent crime and such crime is an off-grid felony, the Court may determine registration is not required and to restrict the juvenile’s record from public access.

Violent Offenders

Any adult convicted of the following offenses on or after July 1, 1997 must register, and if date of offense occurred on or after July 1, 1997, such registration becomes public record: capital murder, murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping , aggravated kidnapping, criminal restraint except by a parent when the victim is less than 18 years of age,

Drug Offenders

Any adult convicted of the following offenses on or after July 1, 2007 must register and if the date of offense occurred on or after July 1, 2007, such registration becomes public record: unlawful manufacture of or attempting such of any controlled substance, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and unlawful sale or distribution of a controlled substance.

Information Collected:
  • Name and all alias names;
  • date and city, state and country of birth, and any alias dates or places of birth;
  • title and statute number of each offense or offenses committed, date of each conviction or adjudication and court case numbers for each conviction or adjudication;
  • city, county, state or country of conviction or adjudication;
  • sex and date of birth or purported age of each victim of all offenses requiring registration;
  • current residential address, any anticipated future residence and any temporary lodging information including, but not limited to, address, telephone number and dates of travel for any place in which the offender is staying for seven or more days; and, if transient, the locations where the offender has stayed and frequented since last reporting for registration;
  • all telephone numbers at which the offender may be contacted including, but not limited to, all mobile telephone numbers;
  • social security number, and all alias social security numbers;
  • identifying characteristics such as race, ethnicity, skin tone, sex, age, height, weight, hair and eye color, scars, tattoos and blood type;
  • occupation and name, address or addresses and telephone number of employer or employers, and name of any anticipated employer and place of employment;
  • all current driver’s licenses or identification cards, including a photocopy of all such driver’s licenses or identification cards and their numbers, states of issuance and expiration dates;
  • all vehicle information, including the license plate number, registration number of and any other identifier and description of any vehicle owned or operated by the offender, or any vehicle the offender regularly drives, either for personal use or in the course of employment, and information concerning the location or locations such vehicle or vehicles are habitually parked or otherwise kept;
  • license plate number, registration number or other identifier and description of any aircraft or watercraft owned or operated by the offender, and information concerning the location or locations such aircraft or watercraft are habitually parked, docked or otherwise kept;
  • all professional licenses, designations and certifications;
  • documentation of any treatment received for a mental abnormality or personality disorder of the offender; for purposes of documenting the treatment received, registering law enforcement agencies, correctional facility officials, treatment facility officials and courts may rely on information that is readily available to them from existing records and the offender;
  • a photograph or photographs;
  • fingerprints and palm prints;
  • any and all schools and satellite schools attended or expected to be attended and the locations of attendance and telephone number;
  • any and all: E-mail addresses; online identities used by the offender on the internet; information relating to membership in any and all personal web pages or online social networks ; and internet screen names;
  • all travel and immigration documents; and
  • name and telephone number of the offender’s probation, parole or community corrections officer.
  • the offender shall provide biological samples for DNA analysis to the registering law enforcement agency as required by K.S.A. 21-2511, and amendments thereto. The biological samples shall be in the form using a DNA databank kit authorized by the Kansas bureau of investigation. The registering law enforcement agency shall forward such biological samples to the Kansas bureau of investigation. Prior to taking such sample, the registering law enforcement agency shall search the Kansas criminal justice information system to determine if such person’s DNA profile is currently on file. If such person’s DNA profile is on file with the Kansas bureau of investigation, the registering law enforcement agency is not required to take biological samples.
Administrating Agency: Kansas Bureau of Investigation , Department of Corrections and local law enforcement, county sheriff, courts, tribal.
Timeframe for Registration: Upon release or parole from correctional institution or upon commencement of a sentence of intermediate punishment or probation; changes to any registration information must occur within 3 days.
Applies to Out of State Offenders: Yes. Any person who has been required to register under any out of state (District of Columbia; any federal, military, or tribal jurisdiction, including those within this state; any foreign jurisdiction; or any state or territory within the United States, other than this state) law or is otherwise required to be registered or any person who has been convicted or adjudicated of an offense that is comparable to any registrable Kansas crime;
Duration of Requirement: Adult offenders can register for 15 years, 25 years or life. Juvenile offenders can register for 5 years or life. Sexual violent predators register for life. Offenders convicted or adjudicated and required to register under an out of state (District of Columbia; any federal, military, or tribal jurisdiction, including those within this state; any foreign jurisdiction; or any state or territory within the United States, other than this state) law, the duration of registration shall be the length required by the out of state jurisdiction or by Kansas, whichever length of time is longer.
Verification of Address: Offenders are required to report in person 4 times a year to the county Sheriff in every Kansas county where the offender resides, works or attends school. County Sheriffs are responsible for verifying offender addresses on a schedule and by a method determined by each sheriff.
Penalties for Non-Compliance:

Failure to register, failure to update the registration or any other violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act is:

  • upon a first conviction, a severity level 6, person felony;
  • upon a second conviction, a severity level 5, person felony; and
  • upon a third or subsequent conviction, a severity level 3, person felony.
  • aggravated violation of the Kansas offender registration act is a severity level 3, person felony.
  • Failure to remit full payment within 15 days of registration is a class A misdemeanor
  • Failure to remit two or more full payments within 15 days of registration is a level 9, person felony
Access to Information: The general public has access to offender information through an Internet website. Members of the public may also inspect registration records at a local sheriff’s office or at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and sign up to receive community notifications through the KBI Website. (The date of commission of specific offenses determines whether an offender’s registration information is a public record.)
Confidentiality Provision: Social security numbers, driver’s license information; the name, address, telephone number or any other information which specifically and individually identifies the identity of any victim of a registerable offense; the offender’s criminal history arrests that did not result in convictions or adjudications; travel and immigration document numbers of the offender; and internet identifiers of the offender are not considered open to the public. Offender employment information is not available on the public website, but may be obtained by contacting the appropriate registering law enforcement agency.
Number Registered:

10,267 Publicly available

11,766 Restricted and publicly available

1,467 Noncompliant offenders that are publicly available

Percent Compliance: 85% of offenders required to register by Kansas law are compliant
Internet Access: http://www.kbi.ks.gov/registeredoffender/