Reply To: AWA Loses in Pennsylvania’s Highest Court – Discussion Continued

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Chuck

Debo,
The court’s explicitly DO NOT look st the General Assembly’s words but rather the intent of the statute.

Every version of Megan’s Law including SORNA, the General Assembly has explicitly said the statute is civil, yet last summer the Pa Supreme Court said it was punitive. If you read the decision you will see the test that they use to determine if a statute is civil or punitive.