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SECTION 7.24 RESTRICTIONS ON REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

1. Definitions

For purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings:

“Registered sex offender” shall mean any person required to register pursuant to Chapter 6, Section 178C to P and who is finally classified as Level 2 or Level 3;

“Recreational facility” shall include, but not be limited to stadiums, auditoriums, pools, skating rinks and gymnasiums, whether publicly or privately owned.

.2 Restrictions on Activities of Registered Sex Offenders No registered sex offender shall enter upon the property of a school, library, elderly housing facility or recreational facility without prior written authorization the administrator. Said authorization shall specify the dates and times during which entry is authorized and may limit access to specific areas within the facility.

No registered sex offender shall enter any city park or playground.

No registered sex offender shall loiter within 500 feet of a school, library, elderly housing facility or recreational facility or within 500 feet of a school bus stop, as designated by the Malden School Department.

Any registered sex offender who, after receiving notification from the police that he or she is in violation of this provision of ordinance, remains within the proscribed area shall be deemed to be in wilful violation of this ordinance and shall be subject to arrest without a warrant under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272 Section 59.

.3 Penalties for Violation

Violation of this section may be punished in the manner proscribed in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 21D in accordance with the following schedule of fines:

1 offense $150.00 st

2 /subsequent offenses $300.00 nd

.4 Exemptions

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a registered sex offender from participating in any federal, state or municipal election or from attending any organized religious service.