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SB-145 Sex offenders: relief from registration.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/18/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 145


Introduced by Senator Wiener
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Eggman)

January 18, 2019


An act to add Section 290.55 to the Penal Code, relating to sex offenders.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 145, as introduced, Wiener. Sex offenders: relief from registration.
Existing law, the Sex Offender Registration Act, amended by Proposition 35, as approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, requires a person convicted of one of certain crimes, as specified, to register with law enforcement as a sex offender while residing in California or while attending school or working in California, as specified. A willful failure to register, as required by the act, is a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the underlying offense.
This bill would authorize a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors to seek discretionary relief from the duty to register if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 290.55 is added to the Penal Code, immediately following Section 290.5, to read:

290.55.
 (a) A person convicted of an offense specified in subdivision (b) may, by writ of mandate, seek discretionary relief from the duty, imposed as a result of that conviction, to register pursuant to the act if, at the time of the offense, the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor, as measured from the minor’s date of birth to the person’s date of birth.
(b) This section applies to the offenses described in subdivision (b) of Section 286, subdivision (b) of Section 287, Section 288.3, and subdivisions (h) and (i) of Section 289.