Public Safety Committee Approves Internet Identifier Bill (SB 448)

The Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved Senate Bill 448, which would require some registered citizens to reveal their internet identifiers to local law enforcement. Included within the bill are registered citizens convicted of possessing child pornography on January 1, 2017, or later.

The Committee passed the bill unanimously despite testimony in opposition to the bill from six representatives of California RSOL and the Public Defenders Association. The ACLU, which previously opposed the bill, stated during the hearing that they no longer opposed the bill, but did not give a reason for their changed position.
“Senate Bill 448 violates the First Amendment because it chills speech and is not narrowly tailored,” testified CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci.

Before voting in favor of the bill, Assemblyman Bill Quirk stated that “the courts will decide” whether SB 448 is constitutional. He praised the author of the bill for amendments to the bill including one that reduced the penalty for violations to a misdemeanor offense.

There are two legislative steps left before the bill is finally passed: consideration by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and the full Assembly. If the bill is passed by the Assembly, the Governor must sign it before it becomes law.


Assembly Committee to Consider Internet Identifier Bill (SB 448)

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I see a lot of palacheks pages don’t work anymore I’m sure they’ll all fade away since he died must of been ten years ago or so. I hope we didn’t lose lake there even though he came from the other side I’m sure our group of people as a whole have the compassion and empathy for him and welcome him with open arms. we could sure use your help and expertise in our fight.

man what happened to everyone hope we didn’t turn people away with all that vitriol that was going on.

My Facebook account was just disabled. I am a registered citizen.

I went onto Facebook’s website to see their rules regarding privacy.

It clearly states that sex offenders cannot have a Facebook account.

I got off Parole in September of last year. I have had this account since then. I haven’t had any issues. Which leads me to wonder: Did someone report me?

I feel so violated. I really want to cry. Facebook is not my life but I did my time! I just want to live my life.

Please help. 🙁

SB 448 (Internet Identifiers) is scheduled for August 1 in the CA Assembly.

So am I understanding this correctly? This only applies to people convicted on or after Jan 1, 2017?

I currently live in Texas, and I am considering moving to CA.

From what I can tell, the new law goes like this….

290.015 (4) A list of all Internet identifiers actually used by the person, as required by Section 290.024.

290.024. For purposes of this chapter:

(a) A person who is convicted of a felony on or after ***January 1, 2017, requiring registration pursuant to the Act, shall register his or her Internet identifiers if a court determines at the time of sentencing that any of the following apply:

(1) The person used the Internet to collect any private information to identify a the victim of the crime to further the commission of the crime.

(2) The person was convicted of a felony pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 236.1 and used the Internet to traffic the victim of the crime.

(3) The person was convicted of a felony pursuant to Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 311) and used the Internet to prepare, publish, distribute, send, exchange, or download the obscene matter or matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 311.4.

(b) For purposes of this chapter:
(1) “Internet identifier” means any 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. “Internet identifier” does not include Internet passwords, date of birth, social security number, or PIN number.

(2) “Private information” means any information that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name; electronic mail, chat, instant messenger, social networking, or similar name used for Internet communication; social security number; account numbers; passwords; personal identification numbers; physical description; physical location; home address; home telephone number; education; financial matters; medical or employment history; and statements made by, or attributed to, the individual.

link provided to find info:

Speaking of internet identifiers
“FU-290” or “Megan’s-Law-Sucks” should suffice

Thank you Janice for commenting

No one has commented on this bill since being signed by the Governor on September 28, 2016. Bill status says signed by governor. Is this law being challenged in court yet? Janice, do you see a way to challenge this and do you have any plans to challenge this? I thought this bill died?