Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today praised House passage of their legislation
to help law enforcement and fire officials track convicted arsonists and prevent unnecessary disasters caused by arson. The Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act, H.R. 1727, which Bono Mack reintroduced this year with Schiff, would establish a nationwide registry of convicted arsonists for law enforcement to better prevent repeat offenders. "The Station Fire is a prime example of the devastation and destruction that arson can cause," said Schiff. "Having worked on arson cases as a federal prosecutor, I know firsthand the potential a Megan's Law-type registry holds to help law enforcement catch arsonists and prevent additional fires."