Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced today that it has agreed to co-sponsor the Tiered Registry Bill (SB 695). The organization joins the California Sex Offender Management Board, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault as co-sponsors of that bill.
“Equality California is a powerful and welcome ally in the creation of the state’s first tiered registry,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “ACSOL looks forward to working together to revise the state’s lifetime registry which significantly harms members of the LGBTQ community.”
The Tiered Registry Bill was introduced on February 17 by co-authors Senators Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell. The bill is expected to be referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee for consideration in April although a firm date for that hearing has not yet been announced.