HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that would make convicted sex offenders who aren’t complying with Megan’s Law ineligible for public assistance has easily passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
The House voted 190-2 on Monday.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
The bill is sponsored by Berks County Republican Rep. Jim Cox. The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration.
Megan’s Law requires sex offenders to register and law enforcement agencies to make information about them available to the public.
PennLive.com says the bill would allow sex offenders to have their benefits immediately reinstated when they become compliant with the law again.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured In Rollover Crash In Wilkinsburg
The sex offenders would not be eligible for benefits they missed while they weren’t compliant. But the bill would continue to allow benefits for their underage children.
A similar bill passed the House last session but died in the Senate.Survey: Pennsylvania Among Best States To Live In, West Virginia Among Worst
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