Support for the Tiered Registry Bill (SB 421) is growing both in the form of letters of support as well as a new co-author, Republican Senator Jeff Stone of San Diego.
“The growing support for the Tiered Registry Bill is evidence that it is time to stop the state’s lifetime registry for all,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “It is time for California to join 46 states in the nation through adoption of a tiered registry.”
Letters of support from law enforcement include letters from the CA Police Chiefs Association, the L.A. Deputy Sheriffs, the Riverside Sheriff’s Association, the CA College and University Police Chiefs Association and the L.A. County Professional Peace Officers Association. District attorneys who have formally supported the bill include L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.
Letters of support from non-profit organizations include letters from the Tiered Registry Bill include the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL), the ACLU, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Root & Rebound and Equality California.
The Senate Public Safety Committee will consider the Tiered Registry Bill during its hearing on April 25. According to Senator Scott Wiener, the bill’s author and a Democrat from San Francisco, “California urgently needs a new registration system that focuses attention and resources on high risk and violent sex offenders.”
Los Angeles District Attorney stated in her letter, “California will greatly improve public safety by eliminating our current lifetime sex offender registration requirement.”
Letters of Support