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Senate Committee Approves SB 26

The Senate Education Committee today unanimously approved Senate Bill 26. The bill will next be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee on April 18.

The Committee made its decision despite testimony from ACLU lobbyist Natasha Minsker, civil rights attorney Nicole Pittman and ACSOL board member Roger Hunnicutt. During their testimony, the individuals expressed significant concern regarding how the bill will harm juveniles as well as registrants who are parents of school children.

“The Education Committee today made a grave mistake that will harm children,” stated ACSOL executive director Janice Bellucci. “We will continue our opposition to the bill before and during the Public Safety Committee hearing.”

Registrants, family members and supporters are now urged to send letters and make phone calls to the offices of Committee Chair Nancy Skinner as well as the remaining six committee members.

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Senator Nancy Skinner (Chair)
State Capitol, Room 2031
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 651-4009
Fax:  (916) 327-1997

Senator Joel Anderson (Vice Chair)

State Capitol, Room 5052
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.651.4038
Fax: 916.651.4938

Senator Steven Bradford

State Capitol, Room 4085
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4035
Fax: (916) 651-4935

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 2032
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4019

Senator Holly J. Mitchell – Co-Author
State Capitol, Room 5080
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4030
Fax: (916) 651-4930

Senator Jeff Stone

State Capitol, Room 4062
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 651-4928

Senator Scott D. Wiener
state Capitol, Room 4066
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4011

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i guess I cant keep up with so any Bills–wasn’t this just placed on indefinite hold?

I have much more faith in the Public Safety commitee as they have more of a grasp on SOR issues. It didn’t surprise me at all the Education Comm passed this. I think it will be much tougher in the PSC

I will make sure I can attend this meeting. Had a conflict and wasn’t able to attend today’s meeting.

I am sure that education committee is weighted by the education communities. These educators and employees need have something to distract parents, while they themselves are sexually abusing their kids. One positive note, a few more was educated with facts and really of life.

@ davidh & steve In this Match for Freedom of Privacy, The Right to Resuscitate to Life the Soul (nephesh)* Of The American Person there will be Surprizes. * As evidenced by the unanimous actions of the Senate Education Commitee in taking no regard of empirical facts and electing Ad Hoc Logic to guide the futures of innocent family members of the state of California These Commitee members demonstrate they suffer from Systemic Errors of Thinking for choosing to for go “Probability Judgments” and in return elevate “Limited Human Intuitive Judgments” on the serious issues at hand. Your focus,… Read more »

With these dead heads on the education committee explains why California is in the cesspool in everything from pre-school to higher ed.

Caught the tail end of the hearing on live video… – the dark haired lady testifying in support… “despicable” she calls the fact that 100,000 parents in California are “allowed” to be involved in their children’s schooling! Stated that 1 out of 3 girls are sexually assaulted. She did not explain where that figure comes from or how this bill would improve that. But she was into it. I got neither her name nor organization. – ACLU representative did not lodge firm opposition to this bill, rather some aspects of it. Correctly pointed out the stigma these children / students… Read more »

Levya is a disgusting far right nazi sympathizer. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

I noticed that many of the groups that opposed AB 558 were not in opposition to SB26. Anyone have any idea why?

Here is the video of the meeting:

Starts at 24:05 on the video.

I just watched it. The Committee approved this Bill with the understanding that changes would be made to it and they expect that the Public Safety Committee with conduct a more thorough examination of this Bill. This Committee reserved the right to bring this bill back for further discussion if needed. The committee was concerned by some of the issues Roger brought up. And you did a great job Roger. Very professional.

sad to say, but I’m not surprised in the least…politicians will fight tooth and nail to keep up the hysteria surrounding registered citizens and using us for their own gain by pointing at all these laws and telling citizens “look what we’re doing to keep you safe!” The only chance this madness will end will come when courts finally insist on empirical evidence rather than theory with no substance.

Now they have fight. It use to be free sailing.

One question I would really like addressed is how many students in school have been assaulted by parents that are RSO’s that came to school to support their child? this must be happening quite often to merit such a bill. Please have them provide the data. I tell you they won’t, because I will guarantee if there is even one such case I will be surprised. I am certain that there have been more instances of teachers with DOJ clearances having inappropriate contact with students than any RSO parent.

In the SF Bay area, it seems that there is a new teacher or coach getting charged with a sex crime almost every day according to news reports. And I also assume not all of these cases are even reported to the media. Maybe the only solution is for teachers to only have contact with students through online courses (if it only saves one child, it would be worth it).

It is clear, listening to the advocates of this bill, main goal they want to punish the registrant through her children, like Trump says of killing the families of Muslims to get at Daiesh. Everyone intuitively gets that this is all shock and awe punishment. The public has declared war on us. How you declare war on a bunch of individuals that have no concerted effort against you, I dont know, but there you have it. Doesn’t America recently see all problems as a war maneuver? Drugs, sex religion, you name it, there is a war on it. That seems… Read more »

The public safety premise is dependent upon one idea: 80% recidivism rate as noted by the SCOTUS, thus the legal distribution of negating constitutional rights.

This is what Michigan’s Snyder is pointing out, but not as blatantly obvious. Maybe if the SCOTUS does revisit this, then Snyder’s case can blatantly point this out.

Maybe CARSOL should point this out at all future laws that quickly cite “public safety” as well as have CASOMB research work. Then ask… “is public safety being served appropriately and equally?”

What came first? I presume what came first was the ugly fear and hatred, and in order to back up those primatve kneejerk feelings, they found a source that said 80% recidivism to enobke themselves. Voil’a. Look no further. We are helping to save the children. Ya di ya. Everyone has that tendency to justify personal feelings by looking for some confirmation for them out there in the world. Judges though are required by their job description to look dispassionately at the evidence and seek out all pertinant evidence. Because they are lazy when it comes to sex offender law,… Read more »

When Roger spoke, he referred to us as Registered Citizens. I thought it was interesting that Sen. Leyva asked Roger who he meant by Registered Citizen? “Were you referring to Registered Voters or Sex Offenders” she asked him. I think she knew who he meant but just wanted to make him say “sex offenders”. A better response would have been that he was referring to “both”. Our politicians need to be reminded that we are a large block of voters. If we all voted, we as a group can make changes to the laws. Most laws pass and fail by… Read more »

I can’t speak for Roger, but if it were me, I would have told her, “I’m certainly not going to vote for you with that attitude.”

isn’t this a public school district and doesn’t that mean that each and every one of us pays taxes to support that system?? someone needs to file suit for all the taxes we pay for all these places we are prohibited from…if I as an tax paying citizen can not attend meetings or school activities where I have a legitimate reason for attending then I believe we should not be expected to pay for these public services…

Right now this bill is only supported by personal hate. There is no data that supports a single word of this bill. There are laws already in place that cover this topic. If it passes it will just waste more money this state cannot afford. And long term – more angry messed up kids for society to deal with and not at the fault of the parent. I always wonder how many of these people have/had kids. I guess they have bundles of hate. These bills are so random like the thoughts of the originators. When one stands back and… Read more »

Leyva used the same venal verbiage to describe registrants that we’ve heard 1000 times already. These people must use the same script. It seems like Ms Pittman, while very eloquent in her presentation was attacking a straw man. The ACLU representative was on point but showed a bit too much restraint and willingness to compromise. Roger, however was forthright, authentic and very fluent in expressing our concerns. Thank you, thank you.

Aye, aye aye, aye
(I guess the next committee will be the decider anyways)

It’s strange how they trust school officials with teaching and supervising children, but not to use good judgement on who they allow on campus. Let’s see a law to make anyone working or teaching on a campus take a polygraph exam first to determine if they have ever touched a child, looked at CP or even thought of touching a child. That just might actually save a child. (Of course that would likely leave very few people qualified to be hired by schools).

man taxation without representation, no lawmakers represent us or protects are rights, and now denial of public services that each and everyone of us have to pay for through forced taxation…I want a refund and some type of reparations for my losses…

These are the modern Jim Crow laws.

Ah c’mon people, let’s not do reverse bigotry and claim all teachers are molesters. My daughter and her fiance are teaching, and she says that fear of molestation has gone too far all around. She says it makes for a bad environment when teachers are afraid any normal contact can be construed to be something illegal — and now especially male teachers are afraid to go into the field.

Isn’t it ironic? Registrants categorizing a swath of people: A few bad apples represents the whole.

This is the way it has been for centuries……profiling for lack of better term is what it is and creating a culture where you fear everyone in that particular profile….not saying it is right, but it is what happens…..

To avoid that, you need to have people with open minds…open minds seem to be in short supply these days….

I sent my letters to all of them today.

What do you folks think? What is the best way to contact people like this? Letters? Phone calls? Faxes?

these laws are effectively making anyone with a reasonable mind and a grasp on reality of what’s going on and who are good people completely steer clear of any activity that includes children…guess whos left??? i do not mean to paint with a broad brush because like timmer says there are still a lot of good people who are willing to take the chance to help kids, but if you look at it reasonably the current scheme is weeding out people like timmer stated for fear of being labeled a sex offender so the remaining people who are involved with… Read more »

It was my honor to read ACSOL’s case against SB 26 before the Senate Education Committee. I knew it would be a tough sell. This committee hasn’t heard us in person before, so they don’t understand how useless that anti-RC bills are. That’s why I was not too surprised at how much the committee– especially Sen. Galgiani– gushed over Leyva’s bill, and unanimously passed it on to the Senate Public Safety committee. It matches the stereotype of politicians passing bills to solve nonexistent problems to so they can wave the flag and get votes. On the plus side, I was… Read more »

What your analogy neglects to mention is that the “barbarians” are full blown citizens of the town and that the mayor is the legally elected representative of the “barbarians”.

That said, this cause and 100,000 California residents should consider themselves lucky if you attend and speak at the Public Safety Committee hearing….

I have not read the bill for myself but I am assuming that it also applies to Sunday schools and any schools located on Church properties …… which would make it really difficult for some of us who attend larger churches that have their own schools or rent out their facilities for private schools.
This sh!t just never ends, does it!? 😲

You better believe it. Church, and Saturday Puppy Obedience School and Community Electronics Recycling in the school parking lot….

I suppose one could always attend one of Sen. Leyva’s town hall meetings and demand answers as a constituent. Like this one.

Wait, wait….. oh Connie….. what a tangled web you weave…. quite brilliant!

Becerra said: “California has a sovereign right and responsibility to protect the safety and the constitutional rights of its residents, and that is what we will continue to do.”
That’s a good one. Wish it were true. Maybe he should add, “you are protected, except if you had a sex crime in your past…”

Oh Lookee Here! A interesting Statement by Baccera on March 23: “said Becerra in a news release that day. “California has a Sovereign Right and responsibility to protect the safety and The [State] Constitutional Rights of its residents, and that is what we will continue to do.” Oh a Very Serious man. So he will continue to Protect (shamar) in particular the following: SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and PRIVACY. (Sec.… Read more »

you’re all Damned !! And will never be free i know everybody wishes that there was light at the end of the tunnel but they’re never going to change their laws they will continue to hunt down registered citizen and terrorize them your going to need alot of money to even be able to kind of live a regular life

Don’t despair, Aero1. We are all in this together. ACSOL has been able to get rid of many bad bills and laws like presence restrictions, residency restrictions, and other burdensome regulations. That has made a REAL improvement in many of our lives. ACSOL will continue to fight unjust bills and laws. But it takes time to swing the pendulum in the opposite direction. We can follow the fine examples of other people groups fighting for civil rights. For example, many African Americans in Southern states in the 1950s must have felt despair of ever getting civil rights, but by hard… Read more »

Senator Galgiani’s dismissive statement at the end of the hearing was such a perfect example of why these unconstitutional laws have been so very easy to pass. What they are selling to the public is not physical safety, but emotional security , and the media and politicians are quite adept at exploiting that. It isn’t even about real threats anymore but possible and potential threats and however minuscule. That’s why real recidivism rates don’t really matter to them because if one dwells in the land of possibilities, even a mirage can turn out to real at some point. And that… Read more »

Thing is, these people can’t get away from worrying about nothing. They should go live in Somalia for awhile to get some perspective on children in danger.

Why can’t they just rename this bill to reflect the truth?

Children of Sex Offenders Have No Value Law.



You found the truth if it.


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