A proposed ordinance banning sex offenders from city parks in Jeffersonville, Ind., could be approved by the end of the year – but might face a court challenge to its constitutionality, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. Several members of the Jeffersonville City Council say they support the concept. Keith Fetz, the councilman who plans to introduce it at Monday’s meeting, said it could be signed into law by Mayor Rob Waiz next month.
The ordinance would require that the estimated 60 Jeffersonville residents on the Indiana Sex Offender Registry be notified of its provisions. And signs would have to be posted at city parks saying that those on the registry are banned from entering. Fetz said he has received letters of support from five members of the public since the proposal was described in published reports. He said he also got a letter from a registered sex offender supporting the concept but suggesting some modifications.