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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

95-H2137 on Jul 27, 1995

Signature Legislation: Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders
Source: Megan's Law (H.R.2137)
Megan's Law - Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to require the release of relevant information to protect the public from sexually violent offenders:
  • require (current law authorizes) State and local law enforcement agencies to release relevant information that is necessary to protect the public concerning persons required to register under the Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act; and
  • provide that any information collected under such a program may be disclosed for any purpose permitted under the laws of the State.
  • Legislative Outcome: Became Public Law No: 104-145

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 95-H2137

Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Luther s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 

Republicans participating in 95-H2137

Cass Ballenger s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Doug Bereuter s2oNebraska Republican (Until 2004) 
Tom Bliley s2oVirginia Republican 
Nathan Deal s2oGA Republican Governor 
Jennifer Dunn s2oWashington Republican (Until 2004) 
Phil English s2oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Mark Foley s2oFlorida Republican 
Jon Fox s2oPennsylvania Republican Former (1994-) 
Gil Gutknecht s2oMinnesota Republican 
Doc Hastings s2oWashington Republican (retiring 2014) 
Martin Hoke s2oOhio Republican Former (1994-) 
Sue Kelly s2oNew York Republican (until 2007) 
Bob Livingston s2oLouisiana Republican Former (1994-) 
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey Republican 
David McIntosh s2oIndiana Republican 
Susan Molinari s2oNew York Republican Former (1994-) 
Deborah Pryce s2oOhio Republican 
Jim Ramstad s2oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Gerald Solomon s2oNew York Republican Former (1994-) 
Steve Stockman s2oTexas Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Barbara Vucanovich s2oNevada Republican Former (1994-) 
Jim Walsh s2oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 
Dick Zimmer s1iNJ Republican Senate challenger 

Independents participating in 95-H2137

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 3
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0

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