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.