Megan-s-law meaning

mĕg'ənz
Any of numerous state and federal laws requiring information about registered sex offenders to be publicly available in order to enhance public safety.
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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.
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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.
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Origin of megan-s-law

  • After Megan Kanka (1986–1993), whose rape and murder by a convicted sex offender led to the passage of such laws
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition