JUNEAU - The state Senate passed a bill requiring convicted sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses, instant messaging addresses and any other Internet communication identifiers with the state.
All 20 senators voted in favor of the bill.
Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, is its prime sponsor.
The state has a legal and moral obligation to prevent sex offenders from repeating their crimes, Wielechowski said.
At least three other states have similar laws and more than a dozen others are considering similar legislation.
The bill now goes to the House for consideration.