PDAA Issues Statement on Fixes to PA Megan’s Law

December 5, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association President and Berks County District Attorney John Adams today released the statement below after a bill to fix the state’s sex offender registry (Megan’s Law) was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee:

“PDAA thanks members of the House Judiciary Committee for passing HB 1952, which will ensure that tens of thousands of sex offenders are not removed from the sex offender registry.  HB 1952 responds to decisions by our appellate courts, which had held portions of our sex offender laws to be unconstitutional.   The House Judiciary Committee, as it so often does, worked in a bipartisan manner.    It is absolutely necessary that the full House quickly approves this legislation and that the Senate takes it up soon thereafter.   Sex offenders pose a real danger to Pennsylvanians and HB 1952 will help ensure that the public knows who these offenders are.”