I believe the fact that they are trying to waive away the Pa Supreme Court’s decision is going to bite them even if 1952 is upheld. The whole premises that you can just rewrite a law to keep it in the books does not comport with our rule of law. Eventually, maybe not within the next 5 seconds, but eventually the courts are going to say “Enough!! You cannot treat sex offenders differently just becuase you want to.”
They are arguing that 1952 is a civil penalty. If that is true, then yes they can hold it against Pre-Sorna folks. However, I believe the Pa Supreme Court will see it for what it truly is: an end run around a court ruling they do not like.