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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 9, 2015 04:08 PM
From: Representative Mike Regan
To: All House members
Subject: Preventing Non-Compliant Megan's Law Offenders from receiving Welfare Benefits

In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that will prevent convicted sex offenders, who are required to register under Megan’s law, and who are non-compliant in their registry requirements, from receiving welfare benefits. During my time as a United States Marshal, our agency was tasked with conducting Megan’s Law compliance checks. We found that there is an alarmingly high percentage of these violators, who continue to receive benefits while out of court-ordered compliance. The purpose of this bill is to make full compliance under Megan’s Law a requirement for convicted offenders to receive welfare benefits. It is my belief that this legislation provides motivation for compliance and as a result protects our children and our community.

I hope you will join me in sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB166