A law calling for the state’s sexual offender registry to be posted on the Internet is set to take effect on Thursday, but nobody should expect the site to be up and running until the middle of next year. Captain Tim McGrail, Director of the State Highway Patrol’s Criminal Records and Identification Division, says it will take time and money to have the registry as part of the Patrol’s website. But, he says it will make it easier to keep track of registered offenders. McGrail says it will likely be next July before Missourians will be able to access the information on the Parol’s website. Until then, they’ll have to contact sheriffs on a county by county basis to obtain that information.