Senator Runner Introduces New Residency Restrictions Bill [updated with PSC Hearing Date]

April 19, 2016 at 9:30 am – Public Safety Committee Hearing [PSC Agenda] Senator Sharon Runner (Republican, Lancaster) introduced a new bill (S. 1021) on February 11 that would prohibit registrants on parole from living within 2,000 feet of public or private schools or parks where children regularly gather. The deadline for introducing new legislation was February 11.

“The California Supreme Court ruled in March 2015 that similar restrictions violated the Constitution,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “Consideration of this bill by the state legislature will waste limited legislative resources.”

The new bill would require a two-thirds vote in both the Assembly and the Senate in order to be passed. If passed and signed by the Governor, the bill would take effect immediately.

Senator Runner introduced a similar bill in January 2015 that was referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee. The bill failed to pass the Committee during a hearing on June 30, 2015, and was declared “dead” on February 1, 2016.

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Senator Loni Hancock, Chair
Senate Public Safety Committee
State Capitol Building, Room 2031
Sacramento, CA  95814

Dear Chairman Hancock:

I am writing in strong opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 1021 which has been referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee.  The bill, as currently written, would prohibit registered citizens (also known as “sex offenders”) on parole from living within 2,000 feet of a public or private school or park where children regularly gather.

If SB 1021 is passed by the state legislature, there will be a significant reduction in public safety because the number of homeless registered citizens will dramatically increase.  That increase would be in addition to an increase of more than 300 percent following passage of Proposition 83, also known as Jessica’s Law.

According to the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB), created by the state legislature as the state’s experts in sex offender policies, the promulgation of conditions which create homelessness and transience among the registered sex offenders is counterproductive and continues to be the single most problematic aspect of sex offender management policy in California.  Therefore, CASOMB “continues to recommend the elimination of one-size-fits-all restriction on where registered sex offenders may live.”

In addition, Senate Bill 1021 is inconsistent with the recent decision of the California Supreme Court in the case In re Taylor, S 206143.  The Court determined in that case that the blanket application of residency restrictions to registrants on parole violated the liberty and privacy rights of those individuals and bear no rational relationship to advancing the state’s goal of protecting children from sexual predators.

Following that Court ruling, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) determined that it would apply residency restrictions only to registrants who posed a current danger to public safety.  Senate Bill 1021 seeks to overturn CDCR’s determination by requiring registrants on parole to seek a costly judicial review in courts that are already straining under limited resources.

Further, the provisions of Senate Bill 1021 are similar to the provisions of another bill introduced by the same author, Senator Sharon Runner last year.  The Senate Public Safety Committee wisely denied passage of that bill, SB 54, during a hearing on June 30, 2015.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.  For the reasons stated above we request that you and the members Senate Public Safety Committee vote “no” on SB 1021.


Contact Info

California Senate Public Safety Committee Home Page

CA Senate Public Safety Committee
State Capitol, Room 2031
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4118
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Non-elected staff can be contacted at above. See main page for details


Senator Loni Hancock (Chair)
State Capitol, Room 2082
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4009
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Senator Joel Anderson (Vice Chair)
State Capitol, Room 5052
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.651.4038
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Senator Steven M. Glazer
State Capitol, Room 4082
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Senator Mark Leno
State Capitol, Room 5100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4011
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Senator Carol Liu
State Capitol, Room 5097
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4025
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Senator Bill Monning
State Capitol, Room 313
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4017
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Senator Jeff Stone
State Capitol, Room 4062
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4028
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From all these bills being proposed, what is it costing the tax payers? If the figures are high enough and nothing is being accomplished, would it not be wise to let the public know how their dollars are being wasted? “It’s all fun and games tell someone” has to pay for it.

WARNING: This website is NOT an official government website. This website is owned by a private individual. Your visits to the website could be monitored by individuals with a dirty agenda.

I just want to throw that out there. For those of you who’ve missed it, previously Runners used the California Secretary of State website as a personal tool to promote the Jessica Law agenda, which could be considered a criminal offense.

Use of non-governmental websites for official business may be a grey area or worse as well.

I just sent e-mails off to the entire list. I will call them all tomorrow. They need to be bombarded with e-mails and calls. This woman Runner needs to be stopped.