SB 145...a bill protecting child sex offenders uscvball Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 9,807 Likes Received: 15,302 Sep 2, 2020 #1 "Last year, State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introduced legislation “to end blatant discrimination against LGBT young people regarding California’s sex offender registry.” Wiener and Eggman are members of the CLLGBT Caucus. However, under their bill, SB 145 the offenders would not have to automatically register as sex offenders if the offenders are within 10 years of age of the minor.... And then the bill was placed on the suspense file, which means Wiener could not get the bill passed. However, the bill has been brought back, without any new analysis or new amendments, and was voted on Thursday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it was passed 6-2. Bill analysis says... “This bill states non-forcible sodomy, oral copulation, and sexual penetration with a minor do not require mandatory sex offender registration unless there is a ten-year gap between the minor and the other person. However, a court may still require registration if it deems appropriate. These offenses, when committed without force, where the minor was a willing participant and under the age of 14 are sometimes referred to as “Hofsheier offenses.” People v. Hofsheier (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1185 held that requiring mandatory sex offender registration for one such an offense – oral copulation – was unconstitutional if the state did not also require registration for a person convicted nonforcible sexual intercourse with a minor because it made an illegal distinction based on the sex act itself.” The bill itself says... "Existing law, the Sex Offender Registration Act, 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 exempt from mandatory registration under the act a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register." So a person CONVICTED of sex with a MINOR can avoid having to register as long as the VICTIM (not person) is 10 years older or less. Again, a 14-year old could say they had consensual sex with a 24-year old and this law would protect the 24-year old....NOT the 14-year old. A 14-year old isn't capable of giving consent or understanding the consequences. The authors and supporters of this sick and twisted bill don't understand how easy is is for pedophiles to extort, force, coerce, threaten, and shame minor victims to lie or cover up the truth. How many children will say the sex was consensual out of fear or not wanting the predator to be held responsible? Laws should protect CHILDREN, not adults who make sick and illegal choices. If you were the person who reported the original post for removal and you are reading this....get some help. Area51Trojan, Trojan YAF, DJ4SC and 10 others like this.