A committee of the CA Judicial Council released today a proposed form that could help registrants prove the date on which they mailed or hand delivered copies of their petition forms to their local registration office and District Attorney. According to the committee, the proposed form is optional as it is not specifically required by the Tiered Registry Law that will become effective next year.
“The Tiered Registry Law first requires registration offices to determine a registrant’s eligibility to petition for removal from the registry within 60 days after receipt of a petition,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “If the registration office determines a person is eligible, the District Attorney has an additional 60 days to decide whether to object to an individual’s petition.”
The public may submit comments regarding the proposed form on or before December 3, 2020.
“The proposed proof of service form is beneficial for registrants as well as attorneys who submit petition forms on behalf of registrants,” stated ACSOL President Chance Oberstein.
Registrants are reminded that Tier Assignment Letters will be available in their local registration office starting on January 1, 2021, according to the CA Department of Justice. Tier Assignment Letters will not be sent to individuals. According to the CA Department of Justice, the agency may delay up to 24 months Tier Assignment Letters for individuals convicted out-of-state, by the federal government, or by a military court.