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On December 20, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 111, which modifies the Megan’s Law process to expectantly bring Pennsylvania into SORNA compliance.
 
The Act has implementations immediately, 60 days and 1 year.

60 day implementation included:

  • Transient offenders must report (verify) every 30 days.
  • Website must display Transient offenders with a mailing address.
  • Email community notification will be enabled for the public to track identified addresses

The Act supersedes all previous versions of Megan’s Law Legislation.
The Act changes initial registration of sexual offenders to occur at time of sentencing.
The Act broadens the scope of offenses under which offenders could be determined to be an SVP.
The Act contains new data elements including vehicles operated, internet identifiers, professional licenses, and temporary lodging. 
Changes in the following items must be reported in person within 3 business days:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Employment
  • Status of enrollment as a student
  • Telephone
  • Vehicle
  • Temporary lodging
  • Email address or other internet identifiers
  • Change in professional licensing

The Act Expands the amount of information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Juveniles will not appear on the website unless they are tiered as an SVDC.
Current registration-related offenses for 10-years and lifetime registration under Megan's Law will expire on December 19, 2012. New registration periods of 15-year, 25-year, and lifetime registration will be effective.

**Content Last Updated 5/14/2012**

 
 
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