Bills to tighten sex offender limits, expand hate crime definitions pass House

Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandrai, responds to questions Thursday during the floor debate of his House Bill 953 that expands the definition of a hate crime to include police officers and firefighters. Photo by D.B. Narveson.

By D.B. Narveson

BATON ROUGE — The House of Representatives unanimously passed measures Thursday sponsored by Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, to put tighter limits on registered sex offenders and to expand the definition of a hate crime.

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