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PART 5 SCRIMINAL JUSTICE

Sex offender notification requirementsS

102Sex offender notification requirementsS

(1)The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c.42) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 85 (notification requirements: periodic notification)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “period of one year” substitute “ applicable period ”,

(b)in subsection (3), for “period referred to in subsection (1)” substitute “ applicable period ”, and

(c)after subsection (4) insert—

(5)In this section, the “applicable period” means—

(a)in any case where subsection (6) applies to the relevant offender, such period not exceeding one year as the Scottish Ministers may prescribe in regulations, and

(b)in any other case, the period of one year.

(6)This subsection applies to the relevant offender if the last home address notified by the offender under section 83(1) or 84(1) or subsection (1) was the address or location of such a place as is mentioned in section 83(7)(b)..

(3)In section 86 (notification requirements: travel outside the United Kingdom), subsection (4) is repealed.

(4)In section 87 (method of notification and related matters), subsection (6) is repealed.

(5)In section 96 (information about release or transfer), subsection (4) is repealed.

(6)In section 138 (orders and regulations)—

(a)in subsection (2), after “84,” insert “ 85, ”, and

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(4)Orders or regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under this Act may—

(a)make different provision for different purposes,

(b)include supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provisions..

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 102(1) in force at 28.3.2011 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2011/178, art. 2, Sch.

I2S. 102(1)(2) in force at 8.7.2013 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2013/214, art. 2 (with art. 3)

I3S. 102(2) in force at 28.3.2011 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2011/178, art. 2, Sch.

I4S. 102(3)-(6) in force at 28.3.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/178, art. 2, Sch.