The bill received near unanimous and overwhelmingly bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled House and now advances to the Senate.
Supporters argue the current registry creates an undue burden on some offenders, who have struggled to find jobs or faced harassment from neighbors.
Schad said some employers are reluctant to hire sex offenders because they know the address of their business will be listed on the site.
The state sex offender registry took effect in 1995.
Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Mc Culloch, president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting attorneys.
Julie Lawson, executive director of the Crime Victim Advocacy Center of St.
"The best source of protections are the concerned adults in the kid's life."The current bill also has evolved.
A similar bill proposed last year never got a final vote.
The offense involved a 17-year-old girl he met through a dating service."Once you're on it, it affects everything you do," he said.
"One tweak to the law might help offenders struggling to find work, Schad said.
The proposal would remove the offender's work or school address, and a physical description of the offender's vehicles.
They also say it creates a burden on law enforcement officials, who are charged with keeping track of the offenders. The new law could cut as many as 5,000 people in its first year and 1,000 each year after, according to a study.
The changes also would allow more offenders to petition to get off the registry after 10 or 20 years from the registration date, depending on the offense.Some sex offenders would no longer have to be on a public registry under a bill passed by the Missouri House.