Stephens Backs Megan’s Law Reforms

State Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined a House majority to pass two bills that strengthen the state’s Megan’s Law.

“We’ve taken a major step toward making Megan’s Law more effective,” Stephens said.  “These bills fix shortcomings the courts in Pennsylvania found in the existing laws.  The homeless will no longer be allowed to circumvent the law and all offenders will be subject to a mandatory minimum prison sentences.  As a former sex crimes prosecutor I am proud to have continued working to protect families in Pennsylvania by supporting these bills.”

The bills include:

  • HB 68, which requires transients to register every 30 days at approved registration sites, be photographed and provide information about where he/she may be located.  It also makes the criminal penalties for failure to register under Megan’s Law applicable to sex offenders required to register in their home states who subsequently move to Pennsylvania and are required to register for a lifetime.
  • HB 75, which applies the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for failing to comply with Megan’s Law to transients offenders (those without a fixed residence), as well as those registering under the so-called “Megan’s Law I.” 

State Representative Todd Stephens
151st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  David Foster  

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