Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA") also known as Megan’s Law IV, 42 Pa.C.S. Sections 9799.10, et seq., eff. December 20, 2012; updated by amendment under Act 91-2012 (H.B. 75), eff. July 5, 2012.

  • SORNA requires individuals to register as sex offenders if con-victed of a ‘Tier" offense.
  • The list of "Tier" offenses under SORNA is longer than the list of registration offenses under the old Megan’s Law I-III.
  • The Table below lists all of the "Tier" offenses numerically by statute.
  • An "X" indicates which tier corresponds to the offense.
  • For some offenses, only certain subsections trigger SORNA registration. In those instances, the subsections or factual basis are written on the chart.
  • Following the Table is a list of "NON-SORNA OFFENSES" for which registration is not required.

  • The Tier and applicability provisions become effective on December 20, 2012. The Table below contains all updated material with the amendment of July 5, 2012.

OFFENSESSECTION 9799.14- ISection 9799.14- IISECTION 9799.14- III
TIER I- 15 YEARSTIER II- 25 YEARSTIER III- LIFE
Kidnapping; 18 Pa.C.S. 2901

X
2901(a.1); kidnapping of
a minor

Unlawful Restraint; 18 Pa.C.S. 2902

X
2902(b); minor com-
plainant-offender not a
parent or guardian

False Imprisonment; 18 Pa.C.S. 2903

X

2903(b); minor com-
plainant- offender not a
parent or guardian

Interference w/ Custody of Children; 18 Pa.C.S. 2904

X

Luring Child into a MV; 18 Pa.C.S. 2910

X

Rape; 18 Pa.C.S. 3121

X

Statutory Sexual Assault; 18 Pa.C.S. 3122.1

X
3122.1(a)(2); "Eight
years older but less than
11 years older than com-
plainant

X
3122.1(b); "11 or more
years older than the com-
plainant"

Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse; 18 Pa.C.S. 3123

X

Sexual Assault; 18 Pa.C.S. 3124.1

X

Institutional Sexual Assault; 18 Pa.C.S. 3124.2

X
3124.2(a)

X
3124.2(a.2-a.3)

X
3124.2(a.1)

Aggravated Indec. Assault; 18 Pa.C.S. 3125

X
2902(b); minor com-
plainant- offender not a
parent or guardian

Indecent Assault; 18 Pa.C.S. 3126

X
3126(a)(1): M2

X
3126(a)(2-6), (8)

X
3126(a)(7)

Incest; 18 Pa.C.S. 4302

X
4302(b); of a minor

Promoting Prostitution of a Minor; 18 Pa.C.S. 5902

X
5902(b.1)

Obscene Materials, minor complainant; 18 Pa.C.S. 5903

X
5903(a)(3)(ii), 4(ii), 5(ii),
6

Corruption of Minors;18 Pa.C.S. 6301

X
6301(a)(1)(ii): F3

Sexual Abuse of Children;
18 Pa.C.S. 6312

X
6312(d)

X
6312(b), (c)

Unlawful Contact w/ a Mi-nor; 18 Pa.C.S. 6318

X

Sexual Exploitation of Children; 18 Pa.C.S. 6320

X

Invasion of Privacy; 18 Pa.C.S. 7507.1

X

Federal Offenses

A list of federal crimes.

A list of federal crimes.

Three federal crimes.

Multiple Convictions

"Two or more convictions
of offenses listed as Tier I
or Tier II sexual offenses"

Similar Offenses

"A comparable military
offense or similar offense
under the law of another
jurisdiction or foreign
country, or under a for-
mer law of this Com-
monwealth."

"A conviction for a sexu-
al offense in another ju-
risdiction or foreign
country that is not set
forth in this section, but
nevertheless requires
registration under a sexu-
al offender statute in the
jurisdiction of a foreign
country."

"A comparable military
offense or similar offense
under the law of another
jurisdiction or foreign
country, or under a for-
mer law of the Common-
wealth."

"A comparable military
offense or similar offense
under the law of another
jurisdiction or foreign
country, or under a former
law of the Common-
wealth."

Attempt, Conspiracy or
Solicitation

"An attempt, conspiracy
or solicitation to commit
an offense listed" [above]

"An attempt, conspiracy
or solicitation to commit
an offense listed" [above]

"An attempt, conspiracy
or solicitation to commit
an offense listed" [above]

Sexually Violent Predators Sexually violent predators
Non-SORNA Offenses
  • Statutory Sexual Assault where the offender is "four [or more] years older but less than eight years older than the complainant." 18 Pa.C.S. 3122.1(A)(1).
  • Incest where the complainant is older than 18 years old. 18 Pa.C.S. 4302(A).
  • Incest where the complainant is "13 to 18" years old and the offender is less than four years older. 18 Pa.C.S. 4302(A).
  • Stalking. 18 Pa.C.S. 2709.1.
  • Assaults under 2702 (Aggravated Assault); 2701 (Simple Assault); 2705 (Recklessly Endangering Another Person); 2706 (Terroristic Threats); 2709 (Harassment).
  • Unauthorized administration of intoxicant. 18 Pa.C.S. 2714.
  • Indecent Exposure. 18 Pa.C.S. 3127.
  • Endangering welfare of children. 18 Pa.C.S. 4304.
  • Open Lewdness. 18 Pa.C.S. 5901.
  • Corruption of Minors where the offense is graded as a misdemeanor. 18 Pa.C.S. 6301.