Committee Permanently Stops Assembly Bill 884

The Assembly’s Public Safety Committee today permanently stopped Assembly Bill (AB) 884. The Committee, in a vote of 3 to 4, defeated AB 884 a second time. The bill was originally denied passage in April 2019, however, the same Committee granted the bill reconsideration in order to allow the bill to be modified. The author of the bill did not to modify the bill, however, and did not attend today’s hearing.

If AB 884 had become law, more than 40,000 people convicted of PC 288(a) would have been moved from Tier 2 that requires 20 years registration to Tier 3 that requires lifetime registration when the Tiered Registry Law becomes effective in 2021.

During today’s hearing, Assemblyman Bill Quirk stated he was opposed to AB 884 because it would modify the Tiered Registry Law before it became effective. There were no additional comments on the bill before it was defeated.

Because the Public Safety Committee defeated AB 884, it will not received further consideration in the Assembly or the Senate.

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Great news! Glad so many people have seemingly avoid this great injustice. It’s amazing how hard some people are fighting to basically keep things exactly as they are prior to the bill. Had this succeeded, its seems like it would have left the majority of people on the registry exactly where they are today: lifetime. Everyday I hope one of these politicians family members land on the registry. Nothing changes minds faster than having to live it.

Yep, you can have sex with a minor and get Tier 2, but if you get caught in a sting with a fictitious victim, you get Tier 3.

Great news!
(But the Bill’s author didn’t even bother to attend the Committee Meeting to defend her Bill?? Seriously? That’s pathetic.)

Thank God

Thank you, Janice, and everyone with ACSOL for continuing to have our backs!!!

A truly sad thing when you have to praise a very bad situation not going to extremely bad.

Shell be back

That’s interesting….I wonder if any other proposed changes in the future will be shot down for better or worse because the tiered registry has not gone into effect.

Hey Janice, would you care to explain how 311.11 became a tier 2 offense? I was under the impression it was tier 3 before today.

It’s definitely tier 2. I just checked the law as written. For felonies it’s tier 2 misdemeanors tier 1.

Yeah sorry I wasn’t reading the right page. Apparently, the law as amended isn’t posting up to date information. Makes sense though given how the whole thing transpired. Anyway Janice would you happen to remember the names of the assembly members who are responsible for child abuse images being upgraded to tier 3?

Never mind Janice I managed to look back at your entries here and found her name myself. For anybody in the San Diego area her name is Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. She’s from San Diego, which as well all know is very close to Orange County, home of a bunch of right wing nazi sympathizers.

So grateful for this outcome

Here are the three members who voted to keep this horrible bill alive:

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D)
Tyler Diep (R)
Tom Lackey (R)

Thanks for the additional info Eric. I only remembered something about three people haha.

This is indeed great news.
Now if only Janice and her amazing team can get sexual battery 243.4(a) off of tier 3 and into tier 2, my life (as well as thousands), can finally taste freedom.

Janice what’s the chances of this before it actually becomes law? Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

I don’t come here much these days. I’ve bout given up all hope. I don’t understand what law makers expect to get out of ruining lives and never allowing people to have inner peace. It will only end in violence. Maybe that’s what they want Violence. Because they sure as hell don’t care about individuals on either side or collateral damage.
Anyways, I didn’t know this was even a thing and am so thankful for Janice and the vigilance of her team.
Blanket laws and restrictions should be banned, it’s lazy lawmaking and only hurts communities. Peace