During its hearing yesterday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee delayed consideration of AB 558 by placing the bill in its Suspense File. The bill may or may not be heard during the Committee’s final hearing on May 26. If the Committee does not hear the bill on that date, the bill will not move forward to the floor of the Assembly or to the Senate.
“As currently written, AB 558 would require the addition of information regarding thousands of registrants to the public Megan’s Law website with no corresponding benefit to society,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “ACSOL has opposed and continues to oppose AB 558.”
In addition, the language of AB 558 is inconsistent with language in the Tiered Registry Bill (SB 421) which is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 15.