THE PAM LYCHNER ACT

The Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act, passed byCongress in 1996, provides for a national database to track sex offenders.  The Pam LychnerAct shores up the provisions of the Jacob Wetterling Act, which requires state law enforcement totransmit sex offender data and fingerprints to the FBI, by establishing at the FBI a nationaldatabase of released sex offenders to track their whereabouts and movement.  Provisionsmandate persons convicted of sexual offenses in states that do not have a minimally sufficientregistration program to register with the FBI a current address, fingerprints,