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Dear Sir or Madam,
I am an undergraduate student at University of Delaware and a strong activist for childrens rights. Recently, I have been concerned with the current laws protecting our children and your sponsorship would be greatly appreciated in helping me to amend and add a section to Title 11 of our Delaware code. Title 11 of the Delaware Code, Section 1112 and its subparts dictates that a convicted sex offender cannot reside or loiter within 500 feet of a school, with a school being defined as preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, secondary school, vocational technical school or any other institution which has as its primary purposes as the education or instruction of a child under 16 years of age. The part of this section that I feel should be amended is the distance that a sexual offender cannot reside or loiter within. Title 14 of the Delaware Department of Education codes and regulations under subsection 11.1 states that Transportation benefits shall be provided for pupils in grades K to 6 whose legal residences are one mile or more from the public schools to which they would normally be assigned by the District administrations and for pupils in grades 7 to 12 whose legal residences are two miles or more from the public schools to which they would normally be assigned by the District administrations. One mile is 5280 feet making the amount of distance that a sexual offender cannot reside or loiter only 1/10 of a mile away from a school. This means that a child is still in danger when walking to school. The only logical thing would be to either decreases the amount of distance that a school district doesnt provide transportation for or to amend this bill and require that a sexual offender be unable to reside or loiter within 2 miles of a school to insure that a child is protected from future abductions. The other concern I have is that there is no statue protecting a child while at a park or recreational area.
While there is a statute prohibiting drug possession or distribution within 300 feet of a park or recreational area, there is no similar law in Delaware pertaining to banning sex offenders from those areas. Many find this absurd that an area that is typically full of children would not have protection from convicted sexual offenders. I am proposing that we add a subsection to Title 11 of the Delaware code, in which we prohibit a sexual offenders from residing or loitering within 5,000 feet of a park or recreational area. A recreational area or park is defined as a publicly owned area of land, usually with grass, trees, paths, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, and other features for recreation and relaxation. After reading this I hope that you see my area of concern and will help me in taking the next step in protecting the children of this state.

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