The California State Assembly is currently considering legislation (AB 2086) that would require municipal jurisdictions that enact local ordinances that restrict the movement of registered citizens to post notices of those ordinances. If passed, failure to post such notices would be punishable by a fine of $50,000. The bill was amended on March 29 and introduced by Assemblyman Tom Amminao on February 23.
Editor’s Note: Current state law allows counties and cities to pass local laws that prohibit registered citizens from visiting parks, beaches and other recreational areas. The laws passed in those counties and cities vary widely and it is difficult for registrants to be informed of those laws in order to prevent violating them. While California RSOL opposes all such ordinances, enactment of AB 2086 would help by providing notice of those laws to registrants.