UPDATED NEWS: CA Senate Bill 615 Temporarily Suspended
The California Senate Rules Committee advanced Senate Bill 615 by assigning the bill to the Senate Public Safety Committee. Although the Public Safety Committee has not yet set a date for consideration of SB 615, the deadline for the committee’s consideration is April 30.
“It is now time to start calling the five members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and to state your opposition to Senate Bill 615,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “Each call will take one minute or less.”
Senator Steven Bradford (Chair)
Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Vice Chair)
Senator Sydney Kamlager
Senator Nancy Skinner
Senator Scott D. Wiener
Senate Bill 615 was introduced on February 22 and would harm the LGBTQ community by requiring the registration of individuals convicted of certain sexual acts with a minor more than three years younger than the registrant. Current law, established by former Senate Bill 145, provides judges with discretion to determine whether an individual is required to register for those acts with a minor up to 10 years younger than the registrant.
Talking points are available on the sample letter which ACSOL provided to the Senate Public Safety Committee soon after its introduction. Download PDF of letter for SB 615 – OPPOSE – March 2021_000573