Murt Backs Major Reforms to Megan’s Law
2/11/2011

State Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) today joined a majority of House members in supporting two bills that strengthen the state’s Megan’s Law.   

“I am pleased to join my colleagues in supporting these reforms to Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law,” Murt said.  “Transient sex offenders must abide by the same laws as everyone else.  They must be required to register with the state police.  It’s the only way to protect the innocent.”

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 Thomas Murt
152nd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Rep. Murts Office 
215-744-2600
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