The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) recently changed the state’s registration form (CJIS 8102S). In doing so, it added the following sentence: “Federal law requires me to notify my registering agency no less than 21 days before I intend to travel internationally.”
“The main problem with the new statement is that it does not accurately reflect current federal law,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
According to a five-page letter sent today by ACSOL, state governments that comply with SORNA are required to demand international travel information from registrants. This requirement, however, does not flow to individuals who are required to register.
In its letter, ACSOL requests that the CA DOJ strike the sentence on the registration form that misstates federal notification requirements.
“We are providing the California Department of Justice with an opportunity to correct its mistake,” stated Bellucci. “If the state agency fails to remove that sentence, ACSOL will pursue all available legal remedies, including a lawsuit if necessary.”