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Biden Administration Freezes Most Recent Regulations


The Biden Administration yesterday placed a 60-day freeze on most regulations recently issued by the previous administration.  The freeze applies to proposed regulations published in the Federal Register and could include the proposed SORNA regulations issued on August 13, 2020.

According to a White House memo, the federal government may open a new comment period “to allow interested parties to provide comments about issues of fact, law, and policy” raised by those regulations.  The federal government may also consider petitions for reconsideration involving the regulations.  The memo also states that the Administration’s 60-day freeze could be extended for an additional period of time.

“ACSOL and its allies will pursue all opportunities to provide comments to the Biden Administration regarding the proposed SORNA regulations,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “The goal of providing comments would be to stop the proposed SORNA regulations from becoming final regulations.”

Following the 60-day freeze, the Biden Administration could approve draft and final regulations that “raise no substantial questions of fact, law or policy.”  However, draft and final regulations that do raise one or more substantial questions of fact, law or policy are to be sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

There are exceptions to the 60-day freeze, according to the memo.  The exceptions include regulations for which there are statutory and judicial deadlines as well as regulations that “affect critical health, safety, environmental, financial, or national security measures.”

“Any delay in the finalization of the proposed SORNA regulations is welcome,” stated ACSOL President Chance Oberstein.  “In addition, we welcome the opportunity to educate the Biden Administration about the significant harm that could be caused if the proposed SORNA regulations became law.”

Download a PDF of the memo: White House Memo – Biden Admin – Jan 2021

Related links:

Biden Seeks to Halt or Delay Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’ [ – 1/20/21]


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Wonderful news! This gives ACSOL more time to fight the SORNA changes.

Right now, the rule by Barr was proposed. Not yet implemented. So would that qualify as “published in the federal register” according to this memo?

We really dodged a bullet here.

Don’t settle for just a bit less abuse. Now is the time for democrats to own up to all their talk about helping disenfranchised an oppressed minority groups. People on the registry are the single most persecuted people in the country by far. It is time for human rights.

On the dole with quid pro Joe? Not me, no chance i believe anything coming out of his mouth.
Mr. I have three degrees. Joe Biden is now Incarcerater in Chief. He is in bed with the database purveyors too and has made the most of it. The delay described here must have alternative motivation. We will find out.

I never wish harm on anyone; but I’m hoping for brain distractions on his former views. United States of Incarceration should be no more and the harm it does to minorities.

A new administration is always good and yes I am sure this President will be worthy of his calling or vocation. Sure many involved with this registry want to see much of if not all of this tore down. With all these divisions who you gonna call Joe or Joe Ganon from “Dragnet”. I thought you would like that Will Allen. Oh, and yes opportunities to help others are always good or are we all still learning about ourselves.
I still need a spell checker thou…

See we can all misplace or misspell many things. Even leave things out of a sentense. While data may be good are we all criminals or induced to suffer much of these ordeals. Now I’m sure everybody looks forward to this new government to press on in true justice for all and yes it is enlightening to know that one can still write letters to even the Governor’s of states for pardon’s or changes in many leglislative views.

True justice is what Jesus Came for although its more than that its working with others and not discriminating with black, white, biker gangs, or those thaqt make mookshine in the backrooms as they did in W,VA many years ago. So we all look for a better future with this Biden administration.

I hope Janice gets the chance to speak with Biden administration with kamala on her side to reverse these harsh laws.

does this mean if I’m excluded from Megan’s web site, that it will remain that way excluded from Megan’s or will I be on that web site in the future I have to know can anyone help me there and have answerers

This was caught up in the overall review motion because of the need to review a lot last minute actions (which is not so unlike Congress with voice votes, stick it deep in a 5,000 pg bill with only 6 hrs to review, etc in the dark of the night, but that is another day and time to discuss). The limbo is nice but how to use it properly and appropriately to squash the latest recommendations would be nice to know. You don’t always get time added to the play clock, a significant amount at that.

Sadly, I think that those with CP offenses were actually rooting for Sorna to take over. It sounds very selfish but that is the way they would be on Tier 1 or tier 2 instead of on tier 3. That is not to take away from pushing legislation to change it in the mean time. It puts CP offenders in a bind to cheer for one over another.

Now simmer down a bit. I was corresponding with a pastor in Flagstaff we had been corresponding for four or five years. I ask him who he was voting for and he said trump. I asked him why and he told me about he is for killing babies and a few other things so a pastor can even be wrong or should I have told him congratulations or should I of just wished him a nice Christmas and view’s do change. Doesn’t even this sex registry change also at times.

I made an error in one of my comments and I said something about all this being legal. yes authorities can do anything they want but when they go against the commandments…. that’s not loving nobody or helping anyone….. so this is all a legal challenge, a moral, and a biblical challenge all rolled into one if one understands all this or who is lead away with enticement even probing at its best.

Isn’t it about time everyone stand up.

I’d rather look at this optimistically as an opportunity to change the narrative that will reform the system in order for us to be more fully integrated into society without stigma and barriers. Even knowing Biden and Harris’s prior involvement with the justice system in the past does not necessarily dictate the grim future some have already expressed here.

We have to believe that we can succeed in changing the outcome of our collective destinies. Cause otherwise we insure our downward spiral by our growing resignation and pessimism. Don’t give in! Believing we can overcome this is half the battle.

While not directly related to the registry, I read in the news this morning that one of the upcoming Executive Orders is a push to eliminate private prisons. Since their goal is profit and not doing anything to help those locked in the private prisons, I see this as a good thing. Maybe that will be extended to the private probation and parole services, whose goal appears to revoke as many as possible to keep the private prisons full.

Like I said, not directly related to the registry but a good sign. Trying to find a glimmer of hope.

I’m not sure what to make of how the new AG (Merrick Garland) will handle the proposed new rules. In reviewing the ACLU report on him from when he was nominated for SCOTUS, it seems that while he tended to rule in favor of government more often than not it’s really hard to know how he will handle things when he is making the regulations and enforcing them and not judging them.

Janice/Chance – Any way a letter writing campaign would be helpful?

Kamala withheld evidence from a guy who was accused of sexual assault.They offered him 3 years but he refused as he said he was innocent. Three trials later he sits in a jail with 70 years. They finally acknowledged the evidence withheld but as I recall they said it was passed the time allowed to file or something. Joe is IML and created incarceration nation along with the whole of congress pretty much. But considering they are politicians to the fullest, if their base demands change, there may be some, but I won’t hold my breath. Although Hunter may have some illegal images issues of his own. But I would expect we will never get to know the truth on that. And as we know government likes control of all things.

Having said that, I still never give up and will continue to fight the fight for what is today does not mean what tomorrow will be. If nothing else things do seem to change at much faster pace as inaction is something people are no longer willing to except, as they did in the past, or so it seems.

This Biden win is nothing new. My grandmother was a Republician and she helped campaign hard duriing the 40’s,50′ and mid 60’s. After the Kennedy ordeal she stopped. Actually its the best man for the Job to get things done. This registry is a bit of a two way dodge, hard on crime dodge ball with righteous underpinnings of bias today. Getting the country back together is very important with true Justice again and ethinic views and moral views. This pandermic is here for a reason.

Remember the people have spoken.

Congress shall make no laws based on horrific events passed quickly on knee jerk reactions stoked in fear. Regulations should follow suit and should be tossed in the trash. Now Congress wants to pass Domestic Terrorism laws on what happened on January 6th. No matter where you are on the spectrum that should scare the crap out of you.

From what I know about Garland, I rather have him as AG then a Supreme Court Justice. Well have to wait and see, regardless it’s time to stand up, show up, and speak out holding our politicians accountable.

This isn’t good news we got Kamala Harris aka TOP COP the most powerfulest woman in the world who built her career off Prosecuting child sex crimes and turning people who commit these crimes into sex offenders and getting them on the life time punishment and shaming list was her ultimate goal.
We can’t forget how hard she campaign for every sex offender not to have access to the internet and if they did they have the register that information weekly or annually anyone who failed to comply would be arrested.
Though she was unsuccessful we’re talkin about a person who literally eats the word “NO” for breakfast I’m not a Democrat or a republican and could care less about politics but I know, that Harrison is coming for every sex offender in America and if you have A case involving children I guarantee you’ll never go free under her watch

Good luck

I think we need to keep the eye on the ball. The science does not support the registry; thus, the registry is not rationally related to the government’s “purported” purpose of public safety – at least not in its current form.

The left supposedly supports the findings of science when it comes to climate change (as a STEM major, so do I), so let’s test their resolve for science and present the evidence in court. This is the only way things are going to change in any meaningful way in the next decade. “Frightening and High,” has been debunked, use that fact to create change.

Blacks and browns far outweigh whites on the register at least in NYS. This may make a difference.

Countries that have stepped on civil rights are often doing it with pressure from the U.S. government. Trade deals, military base placement and other government policies that bring that kind of pressure. Mexico for instance has huge economic problems which we assist with. Can’t name a European Country that bows to “American might”. Germany , Spain, France, and others will never have that mind set. The U.S. has lost a lot of clout (thank you D.J.T.) and I won’t be around long enough to worry about when or even if it ever gets it back.

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