There is a new ACSOL challenge for donations. A registrant who asked to be called “Anonymous” is offering a 2-for-1 challenge up to $2,500. That is, he is willing to donate $2 for each $1 donated by someone else. Donations are to be used to oppose the recently proposed SORNA regulations.
“We greatly appreciate Anonymous and his offer to donate up to $2,500,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We will not receive that donation, however, until and unless others donate a total of $1,250.”
The recently proposed SORNA regulations attempt to require all 50 states to adopt SORNA as their minimum requirement for registrants.
“If the proposed SORNA regulations are adopted, more than 40,000 people in California alone, that is, those convicted of a Penal Code 288 offense, will be required to register for a lifetime, not once, but four times a year,” stated Bellucci. “If the regulations are adopted, those individuals will no longer be eligible to petition for removal under the Tiered Registry Law.”
Additional requirements under the proposed SORNA regulations include, but are not limited to, notifying local law enforcement if you will be away from your residence 7 days or longer, disclosure of all “remote communication identifiers,” identification of all professional licenses, and disclosure of all cars, boats and aircraft.
Responses to the proposed SORNA regulations are due no later than October 13. ACSOL is leading a group of legal professional from multiple states to prepare a substantive response to those regulations.