Statement by Assemblyman Brian Kolb on Megan’s Law Victory

January 18, 2006

“The agreement reached today on Megan’s Law is a major victory for anyone who cares about protecting women and children from dangerous sex offenders.”

“My colleagues and I have long known how important it is to keep track of sexual predators and where they are residing. We now have the tools needed to accomplish that goal.”

“However, we will not rest and cannot rest. I will continue to press the Assembly majority on passing civil confinement legislation to keep the most dangerous offenders away from our families and off the streets.”

Assemblyman Kolb noted that the agreement keeps Level 3 offenders, those who committed the most serious crimes, on the registry for life. In addition, Level 2 sex offenders will now be required to register for 30 years, after which they may petition a judge to be removed from the registry. Level 1 offenders will have to register for 20 years.