AB 884 will be heard April 9!!
Click here to find out how to show up! We need at least 100 people for maximum impact!
Please continue calling and writing. Please do so if you haven’t already.
Here is the committee’s report:
Comments regarding the proposed bill start at the bottom of page 4 and a list of supporters and opponents is on page 10 (final page). Please note that there are only 3 supporters, 2 of which are law enforcement organizations. Also please note that there are 12 opposing organizations, including ACSOL and the CA Sex Offender Management Board, as well as 78 private individuals. The strongest arguments against the bill as reported in the analysis are attributed to the CA Public Defenders Association including the comment that the bill “is a m
ACTION #1: SHOW UP:
ACTION #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
ACTION #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:
This is more important than almost any other bill we have fought!
In related news, the CA Sex Offender Management Board agreed today to formally oppose AB 884. The Board will send a letter to the Committee this week and a board representative may testify during the futurehearing.
“If AB 884 becomes law, 50 percent of those who would benefit from the Tiered Registry Law would be harmed,” stated CASOMB member Janet Neeley. “The board made a stand during negotiations of the Tiered Registry Bill and threatened to withdraw its support at that time if the bill included assignment of those convicted of PC 288(a) to Tier 3.”
“Passage of AB 884 would undo everything we worked for in supporting a tiered registry,” stated CASOMB Vice Chair Brenda Crowding.
“We don’t want to abandon the tiered registry,” stated CASOMB member Judge Brett Morgan. “Sending a letter to the legislature about AB 884 would educate legislators about the potential significant impact of that bill.”
Due to the one week delay, there is additional time to send letters to and call the offices of the eight Committee members. There is also additional time to make plans to participate in the future hearing.
“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.