UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — People convicted of gun crimes in Prince George’s County could soon be required to register, regularly check in with police and submit to home visits from officers.

The Washington Post reports the nine-member county council has signed on as co-sponsors of a bill requiring the registry. Officials are expected to vote on the measure on June 5.

If the bill passes, the county would join an increasing number of local governments in the area and across the country that allow police to monitor gun offenders.

Authorities say the District of Columbia and Baltimore have created such registries in recent years and assigned detectives to visit the homes of convicted gun offenders.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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