Area lawmakers are backing a move to dust off a bill that would make public the names of lower-level sexual offenders in the wake of a case where a convicted sex offender is charged with more than 100 counts of molesting 13 infants and toddlers.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, announced this week that he would re-evaluate a bill introduced by Gov. Deval Patrick last year that would expand the public release of sex offenders' names.