The deadline for the introduction of new bills has passed and there is no tiered registry bill for consideration by the California legislature during this two-year session.
“Despite strong efforts by the CA Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB), an author for the tiered registry bill could not be found,” stated Janice Bellucci, President of California RSOL. “The next opportunity to introduce the bill is projected to be 2017.”
The CASOMB strongly recommended the creation of a tiered registry in a report issued in April 2014. CASOMB repeated its recommendation In a report issued in February 2015 which also specified that a tiered registry take into account risk principles, including but not limited to, the risk level of the offender.
“Some of the consequences of lengthy and unnecessary registration requirements actually destabilize the lives of registrants and those – such as families – whose lives are often substantially impacted,” the CASOMB reported. “Such consequences are thought to raise levels of known risk factors while providing no discernible benefit in terms of community safety.”