The House approved a package of bills to close what Republican Leaders described as “loopholes” in the state's Megan's Law. Leaders said that the loopholes were discovered last year when the Superior Court ruled in two cases dealing with transients and out-of-state offenders.

The bills:

  • HB 68, introduced by Garth Everett R-Lycoming County, amends Megan's Law to require sex offenders without a residence to register every 30 days with the Pennsylvania State Police as transients and sets penalties for sexually violent predators who knowingly fail to comply with monthly counseling sessions.
  • HB 75, introduced by Ron Marsico R-Dauphin County, amends Megan's Law to provide for specific criminal sentences for sex offenders who fail to comply with registration requirements.