42 U.S.C. § 16915 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare § 16915. Duration of registration requirement

(a) Full registration period

A sex offender shall keep the registration current for the full registration period (excluding any time the sex offender is in custody or civilly committed) unless the offender is allowed a reduction under subsection (b) of this section.  The full registration period is--

(1)  15 years, if the offender is a tier I sex offender;

(2)  25 years, if the offender is a tier II sex offender;  and

(3)  the life of the offender, if the offender is a tier III sex offender.

(b) Reduced period for clean record

(1) Clean record

The full registration period shall be reduced as described in paragraph (3) for a sex offender who maintains a clean record for the period described in paragraph (2) by--

(A)  not being convicted of any offense for which imprisonment for more than 1 year may be imposed;

(B)  not being convicted of any sex offense;

(C)  successfully completing any periods of supervised release, probation, and parole;  and

(D)  successfully completing of   1 an appropriate sex offender treatment program certified by a jurisdiction or by the Attorney General.

(2) Period

In the case of--

(A)  a tier I sex offender, the period during which the clean record shall be maintained is 10 years;  and

(B)  a tier III sex offender adjudicated delinquent for the offense which required registration in a sex registry under this subchapter, the period during which the clean record shall be maintained is 25 years.

(3) Reduction

In the case of--

(A)  a tier I sex offender, the reduction is 5 years;

(B)  a tier III sex offender adjudicated delinquent, the reduction is from life to that period for which the clean record under paragraph (2) is maintained.

1 So in original.  The word “of” probably should not appear.

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