Senator Scott Wiener (Democrat, San Francisco) has agreed to author the Tiered Registry Bill. As part of that decision, the Senator gutted a prior bill he previously introduced, Senate Bill 421, and amended that bill with the language of the original Tiered Registry Bill.
“We thank Senator Scott Wiener for his courage in deciding to be the new author of the Tiered Registry Bill,” stated Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “His decision could increase public safety by making more efficient use of government resources.”
The Tiered Registry Bill recently attracted the formal support of both the California District Attorneys’ Association and the California Police Chiefs. The bill’s sponsor is Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. The bill’s co-sponsors include the ACLU, Equality California, and a victim’s rights organization (CalCASA).
Senate Bill 421 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee on April 25.
“We need ACSOL members as well as their loved ones to testify in support of Senate Bill 421 on April 25,” stated Bellucci. “Prior to the hearing, letters need to be written and phone calls made to members of the Senate Public Safety Committee.”