THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!
This is more important than almost any other bill we have fought!
The Assembly’s Public Safety Committee will consider Assembly Bill 884 at its hearing on March 26 that will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 126 of the State Capitol.
“If Assembly Bill 884 becomes law, it will gut the Tiered Registry Law,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “Specifically, the bill would move more than 40,000 people from Tier 2 that requires 20 years of registration to Tier 3 that requires lifetime registration.”
The Tiered Registry Law was passed by the legislature and signed into law in October 2017 and is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2021. Under the Tiered Registry Law, individuals required to register would be assigned to one of three tiers based upon the offense for which they were convicted. Tier assignment would determine when an individual is eligible to petition for removal from the registry. Specifically, individuals assigned to Tier 1 could be eligible to petition for removal after 10 years while individuals assigned to Tier 2 could be eligible to petition for removal after 20 years. Individuals assigned to Tier 3 would not be eligible to petition for removal because they would be required to register for a lifetime.
The bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (Republican, Murrieta) on February 20.
This bill would assign to Tier 3 individuals convicted of violating PC 288(a), lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14.
“It is important for registrants, their loved ones and all who support them to oppose Assembly Bill 884,” stated Bellucci. “We strongly urge everyone to call the offices of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee members as well as to participate in the March 26 hearing.”
(1) SHOW UP:
Even if you have never had the time or resources to come in person, THIS IS THE BILL WE NEED YOU TO SHOW UP TO FIGHT!
If we are not willing to sacrifice to fight for our rights and those of our fellow registrants, why should we expect others to fight for us?
The hearing at the Assembly Public Safety Committee will be on March 26 at 9 a.m. in Room 126 of the State Capitol.
Optionally, you can meet us at Starbucks at 1123 12th St, Sacramento from 8:00 to 8:30 AM, at which time we will walk across the street to room 126.
After Janice speaks we will stand in a line at the microphone and one at a time say “My name is ______ from the city of _______, and I strongly oppose this bill”. That’s it! No speech required (or allowed). Yes, the committee is impressed when lots of people show up to stand in line. You DO make a difference!
(2) CALL NOW:
See this letter for talking points:
Assembly Public Safety Committee Members – District – Phone
Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (Chair) Dem – 59 (916) 319-2059
Tom Lackey (Vice Chair) Rep – 36 (916) 319-2036
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Dem – 16 (916) 319-2016
Tyler Diep Rep – 72 (916) 319-2072
Sydney Kamlager-Dove Dem – 54 (916) 319-2054
Bill Quirk Dem – 20 (916) 319-2020
Miguel Santiago Dem – 53 (916) 319-2053
Buffy Wicks Dem – 15 (916) 319-2015
(3) WRITE LETTERS NOW:
Letters should be addressed to Committee Chairman Reginald Jones-Sawyer and sent by FAX to (916) 319-3745. There are many online fax services such as free faxzero.com
The mailing address for the Assembly Public Safety Committee is:
1020 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mail soon to get there in time!
Click here to download a sample letter:
Below is the plain text of the body of the letter. Please just use it for your ideas. If you copy and paste a lot of it into your letter, they won’t treat your letter as important as one you word yourself: