Most current laws, including laws mandating registries, are of no use here or in any other context. They only serve to make politicians appear to be protecting children, they give law enforcement an excuse to abuse a segment of the population, and they give parents a false sense of security. The gap between intentions and outcomes needs to be addressed.
In 2012, a federal judge struck down an attempt in Nebraska to impose a similar requirement. In a ruling in which he described Nebraska registry law as “both wrongheaded and counterproductive,” U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf prevented Nebraska from doing what Connecticut was doing.
Given the current labor shortage, this underutilized workforce could offer a lifeline to employers grappling with staffing issues.