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CA Senate Passes Senate Bill 145

The California Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 145 by a vote of 25 to 3 on May 28. Then of the the Senators present at the time of the vote chose not to vote on this bill. Due to the Senate’s passage of this bill, SB 145 will move to the Assembly for a series of votes. If the Assembly passes the bill, the Governor will be provided an opportunity to sign it.

“Thank you to everyone who made phone calls and sent letters to the Senators who represent you in support of SB 145,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “Your efforts made a difference!”

If SB 145 becomes law, gays and lesbians convicted of performing some sexual acts with an individual who is within 10 years of their age will no longer be required to register as a sex offender. This is already how heterosexual individuals are treated under the law.

We will let you know when to take action on the next step in supporting this bill. Make sure you are signed up for our Action Alerts (see the right side of all our pages).

 

 

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  1. Dph

    Wouldn’t this be something if it was achieved at each stop then for the pro-gay Gov to be signed!!!?
    A Landmark bill decision, WOW.
    Wait an see what happens next. Thank You Janice for this timely and important process and it’s status.
    I am sure they’re some RV’s here that be be directly affected and possibly benefit from th he change that can occur. Including me & my Husband.

    • Steven V.

      The passage of SB 145 by the CA Senate is simply another step in the right direction. Thank you Janice and ACSOL for all of your hard work and diligence in seeking justice for registrants and their families.

      I encourage all people – whether your effected by it or not – to call your Assemblyperson and encourage them to support this important legislation.

    • Gralphr

      After that’s passed, maybe they will also redo their scoring system. If I understand correctly, men with a male victim get more points than if the victim was a female. That also sounds like homosexual actions are being singled out for extra punishment.

      • Notorious D.I.K. / Kennerly

        Yes, because we’re THAT popular! Tell me this isn’t convenient bigotry… Just to illustrate the level of prejudice, compare the attitudes towards female teachers who boinked young males with their male adult counterparts and then also those same male teachers + young males with male teachers prosecuted for sex with young females. It’s obvious. This is the only expression of homophobia still considered socially acceptable.

        • Lake County

          I have no doubt that most women charged with a sex crime gets preferred treatment. I know a young looking 35 year old woman that was charged with many felonies for a violent statutory rape on a 16 year old girl with drugs involved that was facing over 20 years in prison. She found the girl online and groomed her. She was able to plea to a misdemeanor with 3 months house arrest, no offender treatment and just 3 years informal probation. She must register, but is not listed on the public web site. She also has no restrictions (like no internet or no testosterone injections the health department pays for) and never had a search of her electronics or home. The court system is not concerned about most women that commit sex offenses unless the media gets involved. This case was from Mendocino County.

      • dph

        @Graphlr, …that’s what the str8 right wing Christian Judge told me@sentencing…period, thous shall punish the Homosexual for violating acts

  2. Eric

    Thank you, Janice, for your leadership

  3. alienated

    Janice,

    Thank you standing up for the rights of so many. You are my Families and many others HERO!!!

  4. James

    Thank you Janice and team for your leadership in getting this bill passed. Although this bill doesn’t affect me, I contacted my senator via online and asked that that he vote yes as you recommended. I just checked the voting roster and the senator voted yes. So I’m glad it passed the senate because it isn’t about being gay or straight. Rather, it’s about equal treatment under the law regardless of one’s sexual orientation.

  5. dph

    JANICE, WHEN was SB145 amended for t
    removal of protection of residency restrictions BACK ON after ALL your hard work adn City Suits??
    Did THEY (law Enfr) ADD amend On Senator Wiener’s Bill? When and Where did it occur and who by?

    • Janice Bellucci

      SB 145 was amended on May 21, long after we spoke in support of it on April 9. With the amendment, the bill grew from 2 pages to 13 pages. There is one small phrase in two small subsections of the 13-page bill that has created the current crisis regarding residency restrictions.

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