Cal. Republicans Propose Ballot Measure to ‘Toughen’ Megan’s Law

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Two Republican legislators unveiled plans Wednesday for a statewide ballot measure to toughen penalties for sexual predators and list information about them on the Internet, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The proposal, which could appear on a ballot as early as November 2004 if qualifying requirements are met, comes amid furious politicking in Sacramento on extending Megan’s Law, which expires soon.

The law was named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl raped and killed in 1994 by a child molester who lived across the street.


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