New Mexico: Sex assault victims rally to candidate Keller’s defense

SANTA FE – The 2011 sex offender legislation that’s surfaced as political ammunition against Tim Keller in Albuquerque’s mayoral race came about after repeated – and largely successful – lawsuits against New Mexico’s largest city for enacting local ordinances that went beyond what was then on the state’s books.

Keller, who was then a member of the state Senate, voted in favor of the 2011 bill that would have barred cities and counties from enacting or enforcing local ordinances aimed at restricting where convicted sex offenders can live. The state already required – and still requires – that sex offenders register with law enforcement after moving or being released from jail.  (Source)

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