BANGOR, Maine  — The city of Bangor is considering a plan that would regulate where sex offenders can live.

The Maine city council’s Government Operations Committee voted 2-1 Tuesday to restrict sex offenders with felony convictions for offenses against young children from living within 750 feet of schools, parks or any other area where children are the primary users.

The Bangor Daily News says the ordinance change is based on a state law that allows municipalities to impose such restrictions.

The idea was first proposed by resident Angela Hoy.

Bangor police say more than 200 sex offenders live in the city.

If the ordinance change is approved, about a third of the city would become off limits to sex offenders.