Registration Requirements

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE TITLE 11. VICTIMS AND WITNESSES
SUBTITLE 7. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
Md. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Code Ann.

Statute 11–706 (new-in-2010 portions in italics.)

For all sex offenders in the state, a registration statement shall include:

  1. the registrant’s full name, including any suffix, and address or all addresses and places where the registrant resides or habitually lives;
  2. the name and address of each of the registrant’s employers and a description of each location where the registrant performs employment duties, if that location differs from the address of the employer;
  3. the name of the registrant’s educational institution or place of school enrollment and the registrant’s educational institution or school address;
  4. a description of the crime for which the registrant was convicted;
  5. the date that the registrant was convicted;
  6. the jurisdiction and the name of the court in which the registrant was convicted;
  7. a list of any aliases, former names, names by which the registrant legally has been known, traditional names given by family or clan under ethnic or tribal tradition, electronic mail addresses, computer log–in or screen names or identities, instant–messaging identities, and electronic chat room identities that the registrant has used;
  8. the registrant’s Social Security number and any purported social security numbers, the registrant’s date of birth, or purported date of birth, and place of birth;
  9. any and all identifying factors, including a physical description;
  10. copy of the registrant’s passport or immigration papers;
  11. information regarding any professional licenses the registrant holds;
  12. the license plate number or registration number, and description of any vehicle, including all motor vehicles, boats, and aircraft, owned or regularly operated by the registrant;
  13. the permanent or frequent addresses or locations where all vehicles are kept;
  14. all landline and cellular telephone numbers and any other designations used by the sex offender for the purposes of routing or self-identification in telephonic communications;
  15. a copy of the registrant’s valid driver’s license or identification card;
  16. the registrant’s fingerprints and palm prints;
  17. the criminal history of the sex offender, including: the dates of all arrests and convictions, the status of parole, probation, or supervised release, registration status, and the existence of any outstanding arrest warrantsand
  18. signature and date.

§ 11-708. Duties of supervising authority
(a) At time of registration. — When a registrant registers, the supervising authority shall:
—-(1) give written notice to the registrant of the requirements of this subtitle;
—-(2) explain the requirements of this subtitle to the registrant, including:
——–(i) the duties of a registrant when the registrant changes residence address in this State or changes the county in which the registrant habitually lives;
——–(ii) the duties of a registrant under § 11-705 of this subtitle;
——–(iii) the requirement for a sex offender to register in person with the local law enforcement unit of each county where the sex offender will reside or habitually live or where the sex offender who is not a resident of this State is a transient or will work or attend school; and
——–(iv) the requirement that if the registrant changes residence address, employment, or school enrollment to another state that has a registration requirement, the registrant shall register with the designated law enforcement unit or sex offender registration unit of that state within 3 days after the change; and
—-(3) obtain a statement signed by the registrant acknowledging that the supervising authority explained the requirements of this subtitle and gave written notice of the requirements to the registrant.

(b) Photograph and fingerprints to be obtained. –
—-(1) The supervising authority shall obtain an updated digital image, fingerprints, and palm prints of the registrant and forward the updated digital image, fingerprints, and palm prints to the Department.
—-(2) For a registrant who has not submitted a DNA sample, as defined in § 2-501 of the Public Safety Article, for inclusion in the statewide DNA database system of the Department of State Police Crime Laboratory, the supervising authority shall:
——–(i) obtain a DNA sample from the registrant at the registrant’s initial registration; and
——–(ii) provide the sample to the statewide DNA database system of the Department of State Police Crime Laboratory.

(c) Copy to local law enforcement unit or campus police agency. –
—-(1) Within 3 days after obtaining a registration statement, the supervising authority shall send a copy of the registration statement with the attached fingerprints, palm prints, and updated digital image of the registrant to the local law enforcement unit in each county where the registrant will reside or habitually live or where a registrant who is not a resident is a transient or will work or attend school.
—-(2)  (i) If the registrant is enrolled in or carries on employment at, or is expecting to enroll in or carry on employment at, an institution of higher education in the State, within 3 days after obtaining a registration statement, the supervising authority shall send a copy of the registration statement with the attached fingerprints, palm prints, and updated digital image of the registrant to the campus police agency of the institution of higher education.
——–(ii) If an institution of higher education does not have a campus police agency, the copy of the registration statement with the attached fingerprints, palm prints, and updated digital image of the registrant shall be provided to the local law enforcement agency having primary jurisdiction for the campus.

(d) Registration statement to be submitted to Department. — As soon as possible but not later than 3 working days after the registration is complete, a supervising authority that is not a unit of the Department shall send the registration statement to the Department.