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HUNTINGTON BEACH (KTLA) — The Huntington Beach City Council on Tuesday voted to exempt some sex offenders from an ordinance that bans them from public parks.

Last year, a superior court ruling questioned whether local governments have the right to pass such laws.

Now, some are facing lawsuits from sex offenders who claim that the ordinances take away their constitutional rights.

Huntington Beach Police Chief Kenneth Small will have the final say on which sex offenders are exemptions to the rule.