Megan’s LawMeg·an's law
any of various state or local statutes requiring that public notification be given of the whereabouts of persons who have been convicted of certain sexual crimes
Origin of Megan’s Lawafter Megan Kanka, 7-year-old N.J. girl raped and murdered in 1994 by a neighbor previously incarcerated for child molestation
Any of numerous state and federal laws requiring information about registered sex offenders to be publicly available in order to enhance public safety.
Origin of Megan's lawAfter Megan, Kanka (1986–1993), whose rape and murder by a convicted sex offender led to the passage of such laws.
megan’s law - Legal Definition
A statute that requires sex offenders to register with local authorities and requires publication of information about them (including their residence in the community) to the public.