The Assembly’s Appropriations Committee today passed Senate Bill 145 despite objections to that bill expressed by Committee Chair Lorena Gonzales Fletcher and despite death threats made to its author, Senator Scott Wiener.
“We commend Senator Wiener for his courage in the efforts required to obtain passage of Senate Bill 145,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Belulcci. “The Senator faced down not only death threats but also the opposition of the chair of a powerful legislative committee.”
Because SB 145 was passed today, it will soon be voted upon by the full Assembly where the bill is expected to be approved. If approved by the full Assembly, the bill would become effective on January 1, 2021.
“ACSOL has supported and continues to support SB 145 because it provides judges with discretion to determine whether an individual should be required to register as a sex offender if that person is convicted of performing certain sexual acts,” stated ACSOL President Chance Oberstein