MN Sex Offender Bill Creating Misinformed “Panicky Situation” By Michael McIntee | February 23, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Senate Subscribe to MN Senate Follow this author Click photo to hear why Senator Kathy Sheran says the Senate is creating a "panicky situation" with sex offenders. Click photo to hear why Senator Kathy Sheran says the Senate is creating a "panicky situation" with sex offenders.Senator Kathy Sheran (DFL-Mankato) represents St. Peter, Minnesota where sex offenders are regularly learning how to transition into the community. She says the Senate is creating a “panicky situation” by only giving out partial information about sex offenders. Health privacy laws won’t allow it, but Senator Sheran says the public needs to know more than just that a sex offender lives somewhere, but also the treatment that person has received. She still voted for the bill which was written and passed in just a few days in response to the upcoming release of a convicted child molester into a halfway house. It was sent to Governor Mark Dayton who says he supports the legislation. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.