After being made aware of the holes in the current sex offender regulations in the state of Oregon, Rep. Jeff Barker has made propositions to change them. Current regulations only require registered sex offenders to check in with their local police department once a year or if they move, a surprisingly lax system compared to next-door-neighbor Washington which requires check-ins from 1-4 times a year depending on the severity of the sexual offense. This, unfortunately, only applies to those sexual offenders with a registered address. Homeless offenders on the list would require a more frequent check-in schedule. However, local law enforcers are wary of the new regulations, citing the copious backlogs already clogging the system. For more on the story, look to KATU2.