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Action Alert: CA Senate Bill 145 Hearing ON HOLD

5/5/19 UPDATE: THIS BILL IS ON HOLD. MORE UPDATES AS WE FIND OUT MORE

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Please take action quickly even if you are not directly affected by this. We want to show our support for Senator Scott Weiner, author of the Tiered Registry Law and SB 145.

Senate Bill 145, which would create equality for the purpose of registration between heterosexual and homosexual couples, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Hearing on Monday, May 6.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol.

“With the help of ACSOL and its members, Senate Bill 145 was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “Help from ACSOL and its members is now necessary to obtain approval of the bill from the Senate Appropriations Committee.”

Please send letters of support to Committee Chairman Senator Anthony Portantino at State Capitol, Room 2206, Sacramento, CA 95814. A sample letter sent by ACSOL is available below. Letters can be sent by U.S. mail, but cannot be sent by FAX. There is a portal to send letters online at https://sapro.senate.ca.gov.

Click here for the text and other info about SB 145

Here are links to a sample letter. Please heavily modify them so they will be counted with a higher weighting than a form letter:

PDF: SB 145 – Letter to Sen Approps – April 2019_00001

Word:  SB 145 sample letter to Senate Appropriations

In addition, please call the six members of the Appropriations Committee. ACSOL will appear at the hearing, however, additional support at the hearing is not necessary.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (Chair) – (916) 651-4025
Senator Patricia C. Bates (Vice Chair) – (916) 651-4036
Senator Steven Bradford – (916) 651-4039
Senator Jerry Hill – (916) 651-4013
Senator Brian W. Jones – (916) 651-4038
Senator Bob Wieckowski – (916) 651-4010

Join the discussion

  1. Nicholas Maietta

    I will be doing my part tomorrow morning. Thanks for looking out!

    • David

      👍 I made my calls to the Committee members this morning. ‘Only took about ten minutes. Easy.

    • John

      Janice-Beautifully said and posted Janice! Thank YOU for all the sample letters that we piece together, not word for word- and all the contacts needed to get the job done!
      Thanks to Senator Wiener and Staff and you including David, Jason, Jason2, David2 and Mike and any others leaving note on here for this lifesaving bill, SB145. My Husband dph as well, affects him and friends in our Comunity. Nice job done Janice (& Team). Thank you.

    • John

      Thanks Nic, you were first, my bad. Hope we will reconvene later this month in SAC for this important SB.

  2. Jason

    Sent mine on Monday, hopefully its received and considered in time.

    • Jason

      On a side note, Congressman Portantino will be doing a town hall meeting in my area, I’m going just to go, I just wish I read my email before I mailed out the SB145 support letter I would’ve hand delivered it to the man.

      Dear Friends,

      Please join State Senator Anthony J. Portantino and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger for a Community Town Hall on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, from 10am to noon at the Tujunga Elks Lodge at 10137 Commerce Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042. Co-hosted by the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association.

      RSVP to vickere.murphy@sen.ca.gov, (818-409-0400) or jdegonia@bos.lacounty.gov (818-993-5170).

      • David

        @ Jason: Thanks for that info! I will be there and will try to speak with the Senator.
        (I am a voting constituent from his district )

  3. Mike

    A personalized letter dropping in the mail today – thanks for the aleart
    Step up one and all!

  4. dph

    WE did so well for the first one, now the next step, thank you to those of you NOT directly affected but beleive it or not, many bros and sis (RC’s) of our’s out there ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED including me, my Husband is taking a work day off as I cannot still locate employment for an offender that is also LGBTQQIA
    Please, if you canNOT make it to SAC Monday, I know short notice, not her fault, this IS the Capitol’s last minute next stage of the bill process to the next cabinet. This does affect our future bros and sis that may be later arrested that are Truely in a loving relationship (i.e., 15 and a 18 that WAS both minors going to school
    together for years in the closet. And now the elder kid is of age. Gutess what folks, the love doesNOT stop
    due to legal barriers in the Real World, I think some of you KNOW THIS that are Str8 and allies that are probably upset due to the str8 ones affected alike this. Senator Wiener has MANY in his Castro and L.A. districts that ARE affected by this and we THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU for your concern, letters phone calls and emails and SHOW UP STAND UP AND SPEAK UP to this bill 145! Remember, we may be at ALL THE OTHER BILLS and really are affected by this bill and we are there to help YOU and Your Families,
    NOW IS THE TIME< We need YOU and Your Families to help us Gay Folk, yeah old school talk, Sorry-NO.
    Just getting the msg out there is all. PLEASE Stand Up for Us (LGBT RC's and families directly affected)
    THANK YOU!

    • dph

      COPY THAT, – ON HOLD No Show in the morning, but..
      write, email call those Appropriation Committee Senators~
      On Hold

  5. AERO1

    I will be doing my part sending off emails and making phone calls…thanks

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