February 24, 2015

Pa. bill would mandate supervision for serious sex offenders

2-24-2015 Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania’s serious sex offenders would face three years of supervision following their prison sentences under legislation headed to the state House of Representatives.

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved House Bill 446, a proposal that would require courts to impose the mandatory probation.

Current law gives judges flexibility when ordering supervision.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), said offenders who are released from prison because they have served the maximum sentence imposed by the court are not subject to any supervision by state parole or the court.

He said Megan’s Law requires sex offenders to register their home and work addresses with police, but there is little way of knowing their daily activities without parole or probation supervision.

The legislation will now go to the House floor for further consideration. ..Source.. by Myles Snyder

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