The Assembly’s Appropriations Committee today failed to release the Tiered Registry Bill (SB 421) from its suspense file. As a result, the bill is dead and will not move to the Assembly floor for a vote.
“We are disappointed that the State of California will continue a lifetime registry for virtually all registrants,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “The Appropriations Committee had an opportunity to correct this 70-year-old mistake, but instead decided to continue it.”
The Senate passed the Tiered Registry Bill earlier this year, including all committees and a floor vote. One Assembly committee also passed the bill, however, approval by the Appropriations Committee was necessary for the bill to move forward.
“We thank all of the registrants and family members who helped move the Tiered Registry Bill so far,” stated Bellucci. “It is because of their support that the Tiered Registry Bill almost became law. We will repeat and build on those efforts in 2019.”