Three organizations have joined ACSOL in its opposition to Assembly Bill 884 by sending formal letters of opposition to the Public Safety Committee. The organizations are Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, East Bay Community Law Center and Root & Rebound.
In their letters, the organizations emphasized that Assembly Bill 884 would harm the original Tiered Registry Law which they supported in the past. They also noted the fact that a lifetime registry for all registrants does not increase public safety.
“We appreciate the support of these organizations and look forward to support from additional organizations before and during the March 26 hearing,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
If Assembly Bill 884 becomes law, more than 40,000 individuals convicted of violating Penal Code Section 288(a) would be moved from Tier 2 which requires a minimum of 20 years registration to Tier 3 which requires lifetime registration.