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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at https://narsol.org/wiki-response/

California Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Transients: monthly. Sexually violent predators (SVP): quarterly. All others: yearly.
§ 290.012
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=290.012.&lawCode=PEN
Everyone must be registered for life
290(b)
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?chapter=5.5.&part=1.&lawCode=PEN&title=9

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes. Tier one, Tier two, and Tier three.
290(1)(A), (2)(B), and (3)
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?chapter=5.5.&part=1.&lawCode=PEN&title=9.

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

In flux; tiered registry will allow for some to come off; California Senate Bill (SB) 384 Due to become effective July, 2021
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billCompareClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB384

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

No.

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

Unclear; did in the past but appears to be totally out of favor, maybe even repealed.
https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/victim_services/sentencing.html

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

No.

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Yes; after prison and parole. Note: On Sep. 28, 2016, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2466, a bill that allows convicted felons who are serving time in county jails (rather than state prison) the ability to vote from within jail.
https://felonvoting.procon.org/sourcefiles/ca-assembly-bill-2466.pdf

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

Sexual offense; 290 offense; sex offender; sex offender registry

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

May register and track bills here:
https://legiscan.com/CA/legislation/2017

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Senate Judiciary
http://sjud.senate.ca.gov/
Senate Public Safety
http://spsf.senate.ca.gov/
Subcommittee on Sexual Harrassment Prevention and Response
http://shpr.legislature.ca.gov/>

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

A new link is needed, the one below is dead.
http://216.223.229.16/contact.htm

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None yet.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

california.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/14 19:01 by zyin