A light posting this evening due to working on longer posts for next week, and a few more template tweaks over the weekend.
Here are a few updates:
David Landau, Democratic candidate for Delaware County Council, has been endorsed by the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.
State Rep Rick Taylor (D-151) has introduced a new bill:
Under Taylor’s legislation (H.B. 1803), sexually violent predators would be prohibited from living within 2,500 feet of a public, private or parochial elementary school; a licensed day-care center; or a public park, playground or swimming pool.
Taylor is especially anxious to enact the bill to close a loophole in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code that allows those convicted of solicitation to commit an offense against a minor from being subject to the requirements of Megan’s Law. His bill would make online solicitation of a child for sex subject to Megan’s Law, which allows the public to be informed where registered sex offenders are living.
Additionally, Taylor’s bill would:
* require a person convicted of a sexual offense against a minor to wear a 24-hour-a-day electronic monitor when on probation or supervised release;
* allow the district attorney of the county where a released child sexual offender plans to live to testify in the offender’s parole board hearing; and
* empower state police to run twice-annual random verification of the addresses of sexually violent predators and confirm their compliance with counseling requirements. The random checks would supplement quarterly scheduled appointments.
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For those who like to see presidential politics up close and personal, consider a trip to New Hampshire with those zany kids from Campaigns & Elections. Their Presidential Primary Safari will be held Oct. 1 and 2.