Orange County’s ban on sex offenders in parks, declared illegal by appellate judges last year, has a new backer: a proposed bill in the state Assembly that would allow cities to enforce restrictions on such criminals.
The bill from state Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, aims to prohibit sex offenders from going to parks and beaches without written permission from the sheriff or local police chief. The bill’s co-authors include Assemblyman Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach.
“At the end of the day, it’s about the safety of kids,” said Brough, a former Dana Point city councilman. “The locals know what they need, and they’re on the front lines and they can make the best decisions on what’s best for their community.” Full Article
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