Sen. Will Longwitz (R-Madison) has pushed for the bill since last year.
"If it were up to me these guys would never get out of jail," he said, "once they've fondled a child, for instance."
Longwitz said the gist of the bill would be to track the 100 or so problem offenders who have a bad track record when it comes to law enforcement keeping up with them.
Mississippi, like all other states, requires sex offenders to register their address and other information. That can be for as much as a lifetime, depending on the offense and the order of the sentencing judge.
Longwitz said that the bill makes the offender pay for the device "as much as possible".
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