|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.
DeLUCA, KORTZ, PEIFER, GILLEN, TOOHIL, SIMMONS, DELOZIER, MOUL, ENGLISH, and FARRY
Introduced as HB508