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Monday August 3rd, 2015 9:12AM

Ga. lawmaker apologizes for controversial bill

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A freshman state lawmaker from Cherokee County has apologized for introducing a bill that would have loosened restrictions on sex offender in Georgia.

Republican Rep. Sam Moore, who took office earlier this month, introduced a bill last week aimed at eliminating discriminatory and vague laws against loitering, which allow police officers to demand identification without cause.

The bill would have repealed loitering restrictions on sex offenders at schools and drew sharp criticism.

Moore delivered a speech on the House floor Monday calling the proposed legislation a "rookie mistake," and saying that in filing the bill, he thought he was fulfilling a campaign promise to hit the ground running.

Although Moore took responsibility for the bill, he said fellow lawmakers could have mentored him instead of railing against him.
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