The Pa. Senate judicial committee voted to limit Muniz – decision and accept it to pass on to the governor’s office to be signed in as new law to have Pre-SORNA people register under new conditions based on HB 1952.
The fight will begin and the PASC will be the show down place to fight this matter out.
The panel kept saying HB 1952 is a rewrite of ML 3. That is impossible. ML -3 was deemed unconstitutional by Nieman – and ML to was struck down by Williams II .
It will be a fight now with the PSP because they are not going to follow Muniz as relating to Ex post facto challenge – of HB 1952 . They think HB 1952 will be non punitive in nature and will muter pass the PASC.
As I said before and will say again and again. The PSP is going to be over whelmed by law suits. under “vested rights” Muniz became a “vested right” to be protected from just what the Pa. legislature is attempting.
The Pa. Legislature is using its power as a law body in bad faith to disturb a right created by MUNIZ to come to an end just because the PA Legislature don’t like MUNIZ. They want MUNIZ to go away as if it never happened. If you could look up McCullough v. Virginia, 172 U.S. 102 (U.S. 1898) a SCOTUS case that is still good law.