Contact Information 

District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Everett Legislation Strengthening Megan’s Law Passed by House
2/9/2011

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) that strengthens Megan’s Law to deal with homeless sexually violent offenders was passed today by the House. 

“I am pleased with the affirmative vote on House Bill 68, and especially the overwhelming bipartisan support it has received,” said Everett. “This important legislation was vetoed by the governor last year and now will have an opportunity to go through the proper legislative process and get to Gov. Tom Corbett. It is a bill that closes a serious loophole in Megan’s Law and will require registration and information on homeless sexually violent predators.” 

The bill is designed to correct the language of the law that, in current form, does not cover homeless sex offenders and sexually violent predators due to a lack of a defined residence. A ruling from Pennsylvania Superior Court cited this and allows for legislative correction. 

House Bill 68 designates a sexually violent predator that is homeless as a “transient” and will require them to: 

  • Register every 30 days with the Pennsylvania State Police.
  • Provide information as to where the transient sleeps, including a homeless shelter or other temporary location, as well as places where the transient eats or spends time at.
  • Provide information as to where the transient receives mail.
  • Provide proof of compliance with counseling requirements. 

There are 8 states that have homeless provisions in their versions of Megan’s Law. They are Arizona, Illinois, Montana, Tennessee, Washington, California, Massachusetts and Delaware.  

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. 

State Representative Garth Everett
84th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Raymond Smith
rsmith@pahousegop.com
717.705.1834
RepEverett.com

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