State Representative Tarah Toohil Instrumental In Closing Megan’s Law Loophole
Posted by : LuzerneYR on December 20, 2011 in Uncategorized | Tweet
/2011/12/Toohil-Pic.jpg” alt=”State Representative Tarah Toohil Authors Bill Closing Megan’s Law Loophole” width=”170″ height=”238″ />Today, Governor Corbett signed into law an amendment to Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law which closed a dangerous loophole in the law. State Representative Tarah Toohil, a young Republican from Butler Township, co-authored the legislation.
“As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I worked with the chairman, Representative Ron Marsico, in authoring an amendment that closes dangerous loopholes in Megan’s Law that have been in existence for several years, threatening the safety of the Commonwealth’s children. I am extremely pleased the legislation has finally become law,” said Toohil.
The new law requires all out-of-state offenders who relocate to Pennsylvania to register their change of address, place of employment and school attendance with the state police or face criminal penalties. The measure also requires homeless sexual offenders to register as transients every 30 days with the state police at approved registration sites and be photographed. In addition, he/she must provide information on his/her whereabouts, such as parks, public buildings, restaurants and libraries. Prior to passage of the new law, out-of-state and homeless sex offenders could not be penalized for failing to register.
To view Toohil’s video comments following the bill signing, visit: http://youtu.be/rIuwAo9mOWw