State senator Lisa Boscola (D- Northampton/Lehigh/Monroe) introduced a bill Monday that would restrict residencies for convicted sex offenders.
Boscola's bill would limit how close registered sex offenders can live to schools, day care centers, recreation centers (1,000 feet) and school bus stops (500 feet).
The bill would also require schools to consult the 'Megan's Law' registry each year before deciding where to locate school bus stops. If a school learns that an offender already lives within 500 feet of a bus stop, they would be required to notify police and the parents whose children use that stop.
The legislation is part of a Democratic legislative package aimed at strengthening laws to protect children in the wake of the Penn State sex crimes scandal.
- Yeah, the typical knee-jerk reaction by a politician to make a name for themselves.