The Assembly further amended, then passed Assembly Bill 2569 which would reduce the number of individuals eligible for an exclusion from their name, photo and other personal information being posted on the CA Megan’s Law website.
The bill was amended by the Appropriations Committee on May 27 and would require a “local assistance center for victims and witnesses” to speak to a victim in order to determine if granting the exclusion would be “in the best interest of the victim”. A prior version of the bill required CA Department of Justice to speak to victims.
The bill was passed on the floor of the Assembly on June 1 and then referred to the Senate on June 2.
“Assembly Bill 2569 must be stopped in the Senate,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “If this bill becomes law, the lives of many registered citizens and their family members will be significantly harmed.”
In the Senate, AB 2569 will be heard by both the Public Safety and Appropriations Committees. The bill will only be considered on the floor if the committees vote in its favor. No committee dates have yet been set, but will be reported on this website as soon as they are available.
The annual cost to implement this bill is estimated between $150,000 to $180,000.