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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 1, 2016 10:08 AM
From: Representative Jim Cox
To: All House members
Subject: Preventing Non-Compliant Megan's Law Offenders from Receiving Welfare Benefits
 
In the near future, I will be re-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. 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.

This legislation passed the House (as H.B. 166) last session UNANIMOUSLY (198-0) but was not considered in the Senate. Please join me in getting this legislation passed in this next session.

PRIOR CO-SPONSORS:

DeLUCA, KORTZ, PEIFER, GILLEN, TOOHIL, SIMMONS, DELOZIER, MOUL, ENGLISH, and FARRY



Introduced as HB508