Assembly Bill Would Increase Sex Offender Rights

The State Assembly is actively considering a bill, AB 1640, that would eliminate the registration requirement for sexual offenses that the California Supreme Court and several Courts of Appeal have ruled violate the equal protection rights of registered citizens.  The bill was introduced by Assembly member Jones-Sawyer (Democrat, Los Angeles) and is sponsored by Los Angeles District Attorney Lacey.

Assembly Bill 1640, if passed, would be an important step toward restoring the civil rights of registered citizens,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci.  “The bill would ensure that courts throughout the state of California consistently enforce recent court decisions.”

Recent court decisions to which the bill refer are based upon the case People v. Hofsheier in which the California Supreme Court ruled that mandatory lifetime sex registration was unconstitutional for those convicted of Penal Code Section 288a(b)(1).  Since that case, theHofsheier ruling has been applied to additional Penal Code Sections including 286(b)(1), 286(b)(2), 288a(b)(2), 288.7, 289(h) and 289(I).

California RSOL supports AB 1640 and will devote resources to its passage.  Registered citizens and family members can help to support the bill by contacting their Assembly members by phone, by E-mail and/or by letter.  A list of Assembly members and their contact information are available at www.assembly.ca.gov

[note radius=”2″]NOTE: This Bill deals with 288a(b)(2) Oral Copulation with a Minor under 16 – NOT 288(b)(2) Lewd or Lascivious act on a Minor under 14 with force or violence[/note]

Bill InformationAB_1640_-_March_2014

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Tried looking for a follow up on this bill here on CARSOL. I did a google search and learned that this bill failed on May 29th. Back to the drawing board.

http://openstates.org/ca/votes/CAV00104432/

Okay I got convicted for oral copulation w a minor 288a (b)(1) didn’t have to register as sex offender this law is good for the community Bc for these type of cases these aren’t predators they are early 20s having sex with someone sex with 16 or 17s all I’m saying is these people aren’t whack jobs in my case the girl was month before 18 I was 3 months before 22 so it was a technicality but it sounds like I’m this horrible person that I’m not and now I’m paying g for it for the rest of my life BC its almost impossible to get a job BC I’m considered scum still even though I’m not a sex offender so I work hard labor jobs its been 6 years and I know I’ll never be done paying my pound of flesh to society BC they’ll always hold everything against you

JANICE:

did this bill pass?

i have

261.5 (non registerable offense)
286b1 sodomy with minor under 18
288ab1 oral cop with minor under 18

can i get rid of my requirement to register?!!