***UPDATE 2: The hearing for this bill (see below) has been postponed indefinitely. We will post any new date as soon as we become aware of it. *3/1/2017)***
***UPDATE: letters regarding this bill addressed to Senate Education Committee Chairman Ben Allen can be sent by E-mail, which saves postage and time. The E-mail address is for staffer Irma Kam is Irma.Kam@sen.ca.gov. ***
The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 26 (SB 26) on March 8. This is the first of two committees slated to consider the bill which would prohibit all registrants from visiting all K-12 school campuses.
The committee hearing will include consideration of several bills and begin at 9 a.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol.
“Senate Bill 26 must be stopped,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “If this bill passes, children will be harmed because their parents will not be able to support them at academic and athletic events, including graduations.”
The bill’s author is Senator Connie Leyva whose district includes the City of Fontana where the school district board adopted a “zero tolerance policy” toward registrants on the district’s 46 school campuses. Following adoption of that policy, the school district was sued.
“We cannot let the cancer created in Fontana to spread throughout the state of California,” stated ACSOL President Chance Oberstein.