Senator Sharon Runner has withdrawn Senate Bill 1021 from further consideration. The bill, which would have allowed local governments to prohibit some registered citizens from living in their cities and counties, was scheduled to be heard on April 19 by the Senate Public Safety Committee. Runner’s withdrawal of the bill is reported to be linked to her failing health, however, it may also be linked to the strong opposition to the bill voiced in letters submitted to the Committee by CA RSOL, the ACLU, the CA Sex Offender Management Board and the CA Public Defenders Association.
“The withdrawal of this bill is significant,” stated CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci. “It appears to be the end of a long attack upon registered citizens and their families by Senator Runner and her husband.”
Because the bill has been withdrawn from further consideration by the Senate Public Safety Committee, the bill cannot advance in the legislature during the remainder of the year or this legislative session.
NOTE: AB 2569 will be heard by the Assembly PSC on April 19