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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: November 20, 2019 04:22 PM
From: Representative Tina M. Davis and Rep. Pam Snyder
To: All House members
Subject: Residential Restrictions for Sex Offenders
As of this writing, the Pennsylvania State Police report that there are 21,431 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. This is why we are 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. 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 to further the cause of protecting our children from harm at the hands of known predators

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