By B Free
If senate bill 1183 (PDF) is passed into law this month, hundreds of Pennsylvania’s will be forced into registering under Megan’s Law, even though they were not required to do so at the time of their sentencing. In addition, stiffer requirements and penalties will be imposed upon anyone who is required to register.
Below are the highlights of the proposed bill, which were based upon the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Who Must Register Under New Provisions?
The following individuals present in this Commonwealth shall register with the Pennsylvania State Police for life, subject to the provisions of section 9799.15 (relating to exemption from registration and public notification for Pennsylvania offenders) and 9799.17 (relating to exemption from registration and public notification for out-of-State offenders). (page 64)