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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 16, 2017 03:01 PM
From: Representative Tina M. Davis and Rep. Pam Snyder
To: All House members
Subject: Residential Restrictions for Sex Offenders
 
In the very near future, we will be introducing legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from residing within 2,500 feet of a public school, private school, parochial school, pre-school, or childcare facility.

As of this writing, the Pennsylvania State Police report that there are 21,685 registered sex offenders living in Pennsylvania, convicted of offenses ranging from possession of child pornography to rape. There are no laws preventing any of these offenders from moving in right next door to the school attended by your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew.

We must do all we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens from those with a proven record of predatory, and in some cases violent, behavior. Our legislation simply mandates a buffer zone between an offender and a school or childcare facility.

We ask that you please join us in co-sponsoring this critically important legislation.




Introduced as HB1882