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House members seek to rush sex offender notification bill

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Speaker Kurt Zellers says the House will use emergency steps to pass legislation to close a loophole in sex offender notification law.

Under current law, the public must be notified about the release of a sex offender but not if the offender is released to a halfway house first. The bill would close the gap. It's a response to the upcoming release of sex offender Clarence Opheim to a Twin Cities halfway house.

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