Three bills of great importance to registrants and their loved ones will be heard soon by the relevant Assembly or Senate Appropriations Committees. The Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider AB 558 (internet exclusions) on May 10 and the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider both SB 26 (school campus visits) and SB 421 (tiered registry) on May 15.
Due to the large number of bills to be considered on each of those dates, the committee hearings will begin at 9 a.m. and could end at 5 p.m. or later.
“The Appropriations Committee process is opaque as compared to the Public Safety Committee process,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “It is possible that the bills of interest to us will not be heard, but could be kept in the committee’s suspense file.”
If a bill is kept in the committee’s suspense file on May 10 or May 15, it could be considered on a later date or the committee could refuse to consider it all. The outcome of the Appropriations Committee hearings will be reported on this website as soon as that information is available.
“If any of these bills is approved by an Appropriation Committee, ACSOL will encourage individuals to write letters and make phone calls before the bills are considered on the floor of the Assembly or the Senate,” stated Bellucci.