ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings: April 20 – Phone meeting, May 18 – Sacramento, July 20 – Berkeley [details]

Emotional Support Group Meetings – Los Angeles:  Apr 27  [details]

ACSOL Conference June 14/15 in Los Angeles

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) is dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of registrants and their families. In order to achieve that objective, ACSOL will educate and litigate as well as support or oppose legislation.

Important News / Announcements

ACSOL Phone Meeting on April 20

Public Safety Committees Stop AB 884, Pass SB 145

General News Feed

17 Apr 2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo may have signed an executive order that gives voting rights to registered sex offenders, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be showing up and voting at Jamestown Public Schools anytime soon. Full Article
16 Apr 2019

1 in 4 chance your teen has gotten a sext

[news4jax.com - 4/15/19] As if parents don't have enough to deal with once their teens' hormones start kicking in. Apparently, “sexting” is the new flirting, according to some experts. Research compiled in a new article in Pediatrics found that texting sexual images has become increasingly common among teenagers in the United States. That's not completely surprising, considering teens are using cellphones more than ever....
16 Apr 2019

IN: County considers sex offender fee

The Jackson County Commissioners plan to discuss creating an annual fee for work associated with maintaining the county’s sex offender registry. ... Commissioners were receptive to the idea. Commissioner Drew Markel said he would like to see offenders pay their fees like those who serve sentences on probation. Full Article
15 Apr 2019
HARTFORD — The Judiciary Committee advanced a bill that would allow some low-risk offenders to come off the state’s public sex offender registry — a move that proponents said would make it easier for law enforcement to focus on high-risk offenders. Full Article
13 Apr 2019

Kat’s Blog: TN HB407 Smells of Genocide

As I watched the TN General Assembly video/April 10th/Finance, Ways & Means Committee/ Vote on part two of HB407, I couldn’t help flashing back to a definition I had learned in a World History class. Genocide: In 1948 the UN approved its Convention on the Prevention & Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG), which defined genocide as any of a number of acts...
13 Apr 2019
A not-so-uncommon story: The sexual assault victim — a girl of 16. She’s now 37 years old, happily married to the love of her life, and the mother of three children. That’s right — the victim and her attacker got married soon after the girl’s mother, learning of the couple’s romance, reported the “assault” to prosecutors. Although he has a master’s degree, the attacker couldn’t...
13 Apr 2019

ACSOL Phone Meeting on April 20

Please join Janice Bellucci and ACSOL President Chance Oberstein, a criminal defense attorney, for our next phone meeting. The conference call will be on Saturday, April 20 at 10 am Pacific Time (1:00 Eastern) and will last from 2 to 3 hours. Topics of conversation will include information about the domestic and overseas travel, the Tiered Registry, residency restrictions and other current topics as...
12 Apr 2019
[eacourier.com - 4/11/19]   Legislation that would make more people eligible to have their names removed from Arizona’s sex offender registry may end up being an inadvertent casualty of the recent revelations of decades-old sex crime allegations that led David Stringer to resign from the Arizona House of Representatives. House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, sponsored House Bill 2613, which he crafted with assistance from...
11 Apr 2019
[usnews.com - 4/11/19] Legislation aimed at keeping youth who send sexually explicit texts from being charged under adult sex crime laws has cleared the Legislature in Washington state. The bill , which passed late Wednesday night, would create a new group of crimes reserved specifically for minors who are caught with explicit images of other minors, attempting to solve what lawmakers described as a...
11 Apr 2019
[sfchronicle.com - 4/10/19]   Two men who received life sentences for a brutal sexual assault and robbery in Oakland when they were 19 must be given parole hearings during their 25th year in prison, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday, striking down a state law that made them ineligible. A California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017, one of a series of...
11 Apr 2019
[lehighvalleylive.com - 4/9/19] A father and son from Freemansburg accused of harassing the family of a sex offender are headed to Northampton County Court on their respective criminal charges. James Forte Sr. and James Forte Jr., who both live in 200 block of Juniata Street in the borough, had their preliminary hearings Tuesday in front of District Judge Nicholas Englesson. Following testimony from the...
10 Apr 2019
The early bird discount for tickets to the two-day ACSOL conference ends on April 15.  That means the cost of a ticket will increase from $90 to $100.  It's easy to take advantage of this bargain online or by mailing payment to ACSOL at its Sacramento address -- 1215 K Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. The third annual ACSOL conference will feature both...
09 Apr 2019
The Assembly's Public Safety Committee today, by a vote of 3 to 4, stopped Assembly Bill 884. Due to the committee's vote, AB 884 will not receive further consideration. "This is a great victory for more than 40,000 people who would have been moved from Tier 2, which requires 20 years of registration, to Tier 3, which requires lifetime registration, when the Tiered Registry...
09 Apr 2019
Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shook up long-settled orthodoxy by ruling that the state’s sex offender registration law, otherwise known as SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) was punishment. The case, Commonwealth v. Muniz, 164 A.3d 1189 (Pa. 2018), presented the Court with two questions: whether people who committed their crimes before the adoption of the law could continue to be...
06 Apr 2019

International Travel 2019

We have updated our main International Travel section. It features: List of Schengen Nations (allowing entry to registrants); Resources (including a CA DOJ Travel Notification Form); and User Submitted Travel Reports. This post is linked from the Main Menu at the top of the site. 1. The 26 Schengen Nations (which allow registrants to visit) As an agreement, Schengen was signed among the five...
06 Apr 2019

Kat’s Blog: Living in the Gray Zone

A local “sex offender treatment group” recently had a guest speaker from the sheriff’s office. He was there to speak about the do’s and don’ts of the registry. My first thought was “shouldn’t everyone in group have been informed of the do’s and don’ts when they were first put on the registry? Isn’t that when registrants should be provided with all the information they...
05 Apr 2019
[usatoday.com - 4/5/19]   After pleading guilty to having sex with three underage teenagers and sending lewd messages, a substitute teacher in Louisiana was spared jail and could even be headed back to the classroom, New Orlean's station WDSU reports. As part of a plea deal, 34-year-old ______ pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and one count of...
05 Apr 2019
I want to share a success story of overcoming the confines of being a registrant, and the practical steps I took. Of course, every case is different. On February 22, 2018, I was granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation and relieved of the duty of having to register. After 11 years, the oppression was lifted just like that. After I gathered my jaw from the...
05 Apr 2019
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that requiring sex offenders to disclose their social media identities and other digital information does not violate their free speech rights. Five of the seven justices agreed that the requirement, part of the state's sex offender registry, was put in place a decade ago to protect children and victims from possible abuse but was not a "proxy for content...
04 Apr 2019
[smh.com.au - 4/4/19]   If politicians are looking for a sure fire vote winner then anything that punishes people convicted of sex offences does the trick. So there is likely to be little resistance to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s budget announcement of $7.8 million to establish a National Public Register of Child Sex Offenders. Dutton is proposing that this register would allow all...
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