JANUARY 19, 2007 - Posted at 12:25 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The House unanimously approved a proposal today that would prohibit awarding custody or visitation to a convicted sex offender unless a judge finds that the offender poses no danger to the child.
The proposal is by Representative Dawn Creekmore, a Democrat from East End. Creekmore says the legislation contains a "rebuttable presumption" that it is not in the best interest of a child to be placed with a sex offender.
The House voted 98-to-0 in favor of the measure.
Yesterday, the House approved a bill that would require courts to notify schools when a student has been charged with a sex crime.
The House has adjourned for the day. The Senate took the day off.