FEDERAL MEGAN'S LAW

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Public Law 104-145
104th Congress

An Act

To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to require the release of relevant information to protect the public from sexually violent offenders. <<NOTE: May 17, 1996 - (H.R. 2137)>>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Megan's Law.>>

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 13701 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as Megan's Law".
SEC. 2. RELEASE OF INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION OF PUBLIC NATURE OF INFORMATION.

Section 170101 (d) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14071 (d)) is amended to read as follows:
(d) Release of Information.-
(1) The information collected under a State registration Program may be disclosed for any purpose permitted under the laws of the State.

(2) The designated State law enforcement agency and any local law enforcement agency authorized by the State agency shall release relevant information that is necessary to protect the public concerning a specific person required to register under this section, except that the identity of a victim of an offense that requires registration under this section shall not be released.".

Approved May 17, 1996.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.R. 2137:

HOUSE REPORTS: ?No. 104-555 (Comm. On the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996):
May 7, considered and passed House.
May 9, considered and passed Senate.

WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996):

May 17, Presidential remarks.

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