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ACT 111 Summary


  • On December 20, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 111, which modifies the Megan’s Law process to expectantly bring Pennsylvania into SORNA compliance.
  • The Act has implementations immediately, 60 days and 1 year.
  • 60 day implementation included:
    • Transient offenders must report (verify) every 30 days.
    • Website must display Transient offenders with a mailing address.
    • Email community notification will be enabled for the public to track identified addresses.
  • The Act supersedes all previous versions of Megan’s Law Legislation.
  • The Act changes initial registration of sexual offenders to occur at time of sentencing.
  • The Act broadens the scope of offenses under which offenders could be determined to be an SVP.
  • The Act contains new data elements including vehicles operated, internet identifiers, professional licenses, and temporary lodging.
  • Changes in the following items must be reported in person within 3 business days:
    • Name
    • Residence
    • Employment
    • Status of enrollment as a student
    • Telephone
    • Vehicle
    • Temporary lodging
    • Email address or other internet identifiers
    • Change in professional licensing
  • The Act Expands the amount of information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Juveniles will not appear on the website unless they are tiered as an SVDC.
  • Current registration-related offenses for 10-years and lifetime registration under Megan's Law will expire on December 19, 2012. New registration periods of 15-year, 25-year, and lifetime registration will be effective.
**Content Last Updated 5/14/2012**

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