(a) The Tennessee bureau of investigation shall establish a central registry of sexual offenders modeled after statutes enacted in other states. The registry shall include all validated offenders from files maintained by the department of children's services, all persons who have been arrested for the commission of a sexual offense, and all persons who have been convicted of a sexual offense.
(b) The departments of correction and children's services and local law enforcement agencies shall cooperate fully in the creation and updating of the central registry.
Acts 1985, ch. 478, § 36; 1989, ch. 278, § 45; 1996, ch. 1079, § 122.
Compiler's Notes. For transfer of certain duties from the department of human services to the department of health, see Executive Order No. 6 (January 12, 1996).