Three unidentified men filed a federal lawsuit this week against Gov. Bill Lee over a soon-to-be enacted law that will prohibit convicted sex offenders from staying overnight in the presence of their children.
The bill, SB 425 and HB 407, was unanimously approved by both chambers of the legislature in April.
Sponsored by Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, and Rep. Clay Doggett, R-Pulaski, the measure makes it a felony for anyone convicted of a sex offense against a child younger than 12 years old to reside, spend the night or be alone with the person’s own child.
It will become law July 1.