The Assembly Public Safety Committee will conduct a hearing today, at 11:30 am, regarding SB 448 which would require some registered citizens to disclose their internet identifiers. The hearing is the result of a decision by the Rules Committee.
At this time, the Committee is not accepting verbal comments regarding the bill but written comments may be sent by E-mail to committee staffer Martin Vindiola at email@example.com.
“The legislative process is railroaded in its consideration of SB 448,” stated CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci. “The requirement to disclose internet identifiers is a complex issue and needs more time.”
As amended, the bill would require those convicted of a felony sex offense on or after January 1, 2016, that used “an electronic communication device” and other similar offenses to disclose their internet identifiers. Internet identifiers are now defined as “an electronic mail address or user name used for instant messaging or social networking that is actually used for direct communication between users on the Internet in a manner that makes the communication not accessible to the general public.”
The amended bill would also prohibit law enforcement from providing those identifiers to the public unless there is a court order demanding it.
If the bill is passed by the Public Safety Committee, it must also be heard by the Appropriations Committee and the full Assembly today.
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