Senate bill clears House committee.
A state Senate bill would increase prison time for failing to register to a maximum of fifteen years imprisonment.
Representative Leslie Osborn of Mustang brought it before the House Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday.
"The people who are registering here include rapists, child molesters. These are people who have done heinous crimes to members of our community," Osborn told committee members.
Democratic Representative Cory Williams of Stillwater said he thinks it will only lead to even more overcrowding in state prisons.
"This in not a smart on crime measure. This is a tough on crime measure. Which, if you remember, might be one of the reasons we have one of the highest incarceration rates in the country," Williams said.
The bill passed committee and will likely be considered by the entire House.
(Rep. Leslie Osborn, (R) - Mustang
(Rep. Cory Williams, (D) - Stillwater.)