COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Sex offenders in South Carolina can no longer move into a home within 1,000 feet of a school or other place where children congregate.
A law limiting where sex offenders can live in South Carolina takes effect Monday - more than two years after it was passed.
Republican Rep. Joan Brady of Columbia says the law's implementation was delayed until all local law enforcement offices could get tied into the same database.
The law was born out of several concerns including those of a parent who noted that a registered sex offender lived next door to the ball field where her child played soccer.
Brady also says other states were passing similar laws and that would have left South Carolina as the last place where predators could live next to a school.