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Robin\'s Law

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REMEMBERING ROBIN On June 15, 2005, Robin Shaffer was brutally murdered in her Quakertown, Pennsylvania home by someone who the state of Pennsylvania could classify as a \"repetitive violent offender\". Had Robin known that her estranged husband had a previous Protection from Abuse order against him by his first wife, she may still be with us today. Robin\'s family found out after her murder that her estranged husband threatened his first wife with a pickax. The Protection from Abuse order stated that she feared for her life during his violent act. Robin\'s law would require those who are convicted of the crime of domestic violence be put into the state registry for domestic violence predators. Robin\'s Law mirrors Megan\'s law, we hope to protect innocent victims from getting involved with domestic violence predator\'s. You would want to know if you were living next door to a violent sexual predator. It\'s time we start feeling the same way about living next door to a domestic violence offender. I believe that our right to know is far greater then to protect the already convicted criminals. Up to ten Million Children a year witness domestic violence, lets protect our future and end the cycle of abuse. Domestic Violence criminal offenders are arguing that their rights are greater than the rights that potential partners have to be made aware of their crime. Robin\'s Law would require that Pennsylvania set up public online databases, much like the Sex Offender databases currently in place, and maintain the database with updated registered domestic violence offender information such as photograph, current address, and previous convicted crimes. CALL FOR ACTION House Bill #1457 & Senate Bill #1219 (Robin\'s Law) Help pass Robin\'s Law in Pennsylvania by showing our legislators that we ARE watching the decisions that they are making. You can help by signing this petition and sharing it with your friends, family and neighbors! THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOUSE BILL No. 1457 Session of 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCED BY BEYER, BARRAR, BELFANTI, CARROLL, CLYMER, DeLUCA, DePASQUALE, FREEMAN, GEIST, GRUCELA, HARHAI, HARKINS, M. KELLER, KORTZ, MANN, McCALL, McILHATTAN, MELIO, MOYER, MURT, READSHAW, SCAVELLO, SCHRODER, SIPTROTH, SOLOBAY, J. TAYLOR, THOMAS, WATSON AND YOUNGBLOOD, JUNE 5, 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, JUNE 5, 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AN ACT 1 Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the 2 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for 3 registration of domestic violence predators; establishing the 4 Domestic Violence Predator Assessment Board; and imposing 5 powers and duties on the Pennsylvania State Police and on the 6 Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. 7 It is the intention of the General Assembly that this act be 8 known as Robin\'s Law. 9 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 10 hereby enacts as follows: 11 Section 1. Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated 12 Statutes is amended by adding a chapter to read: 13 CHAPTER 96 14 REGISTRATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREDATORS 15 Sec. 16 9601. Scope of chapter. 17 9602. Definitions. 18 9603. Registration of certain offenders for ten years. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 9604. Designation of domestic violence predators. 2 9605. Other registration requirements. 3 9606. Verification of residence. 4 9607. Victim notification. 5 9608. Immunity for good faith conduct. 6 9609. Duties of Pennsylvania State Police. 7 9610. Duties of Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. 8 9611. Board. 9 9612. Domestic violence predators. 10 9613. Exemption from notification. 11


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