The Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 145 (SB 145) on August 20, 2020 on the Assembly floor starting at 10 a.m.. The Committee will consider more than 100 bills during that hearing and seating for the hearing will be very limited. The public can view the hearing on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
If passed, SB 145 would exempt from mandatory registration individuals convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only offense requiring the person to register. Judges would retain discretion to require registration if he or she believes registration would be appropriate.
“ACSOL has supported SB 145 in the past and continues to support that bill,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We thank those who have testified in favor of the bill in the past and note that there will be limited opportunities to testify in support of or in opposition to the bill during this week’s hearing.”
Sen. Scott Wiener is author of this bill as well as the Tiered Registry Bill that was passed by the legislature in 2017 and becomes effective in 2021. The Senator has received threats of violence for his authorship of SB 145. The threats are from individuals who believe the bill will lead to or increase homosexual behavior.