Smith’s International Megan’s Law bill heads to Obama’s desk

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

chris smithCongressman Chris Smith‘s International Megan’s Law bill is almost law, Save Jerseyans.

It passed on Monday as the country focused on Iowa’s caucus results; the bill, eight years in the making, passed the House by voice vote after Senate approval back at the end of 2015.

If signed into law, the legislation modeled on New Jersey’s famous Megan’s Law would require public notification of sex offenders traveling in the United States and, in turn, the United States would need to let other countries know if a registered sex offender visits. The goal is to make it harder for sex offenders to travel internationally.

The legislation is designed to combat the rise of child sex tourism.