CA Senate Judiciary Committee Approves SB 809

Source: ACSOL

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 809 last night by a vote of 8 to 2.  The bill will next be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on a date to be determined.

If passed, Senate Bill 809 would help individuals convicted of a felony to find employment.  As currently written, SB 809 includes people convicted of a sex offense.  

Bill sponsors include Californians for Safety and Justice, Center for Employment Opportunities and Root and Rebound.  ACSOL supported this bill both in a formal letter to the committee as well as in testimony before the committee.

“ACSOL thanks all of those who called and wrote the author of the bill, Senator Smallwood-Cuevas, as well the Judiciary Committee prior to its consideration,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “We will notify you when the date for the next hearing is known.”


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That sounds good. In what ways would it help Registrants get employment?

If they remove SOs, the bill should be protested and stopped.

Great news! Thanks once again, Janice and Root & Rebound!

If passed, Senate Bill 809 would help individuals convicted of a felony to find employment.

What about people convicted of one SINGLE MISDEMEANOR in their entire f***ing life and who, for some reason, are still listed as Tier 3 in California??? Do we get any f***ing help??? Probably not, I’m guessing!!!

who where the two voted no

We need an author to the newly proposed changes to the tier registry . An off ramp to the registry and a risk based and not a code based change needs to happen! All hands on deck !

SB-809: California Fair Employment and Housing Act: Fair Chance Act: conviction history.

has been Set FOR Hearing ON 08-MAY-23 10 a.m.