If signed into law, the bill would require suspects convicted of a sex offense involving a person under the age of 13 to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole. The offender will also be required to pay for the treatment unless they can not afford it.
Once released, if the parolee decides to stop receiving the treatment, they will be found in violation of their parole and immediately sent back to prison.
Hurst has said that children who are victims of sex offenses suffer lasting effects and that those who commit the crimes should be subject to long-term consequences, too. I asked them what's more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child can not defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through?
The Daily Mail notes, "Since the mid 1990s, eight states have permitted some form of either chemical or surgical castration of sex offenders, though in practice courts have rarely ordered the treatments to be carried out".More news: Sudan protesters reject military election plan after crackdown
The United States has also created a federal sex offenders register which lists everyone convicted of a sexual crime against a minor and is available online.
Alabama attorney Raymond Johnson responded to the bill, saying that legal challenges to the measure are inevitable.
It would require the Department of Public Health to administer the treatment, which would reduce the production of testosterone or other hormones in the body.
Hurst attempted to pass this legislation in 2016, but this is the first time the bill has passed both the state House and Senate.More news: Tesla Secret Cash Source Revealed to be Fiat Chrysler, GM
The legislature awaits the signature of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey, before it is law.
The Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Offenders would be chemically castrated in addition to whatever additional penalties were enforced by the court, according to the measure. "They're going to claim that it is cruel and unusual punishment for someone who has served their time".
PEOPLE was not immediately able to reach Hurst for comment.More news: Koepka dismisses US Open player complaints