CA RSOL Meeting February 7 in San Diego
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CA RSOL Meeting – February 7 in San Diego

Please join us for the February meeting in San Diego on February 7th, 2015. The meeting will take place at California Western Law School, 225 Cedar Street, in Room LL31 and begin at 10 am.

The meeting will cover general topics of interest, as well… Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: A Reflection on Hofsheier

The California Supreme Court continues to bludgeon registered citizens with decisions that deny their civil rights. In the latest in a string of misguided decisions, the Court stripped away another fundamental right – the equal protection… Read More >>

Assembly Bill Would Authorize Cities, Counties to Adopt Presence Restrictions

Assemblyman William P. Brough introduced Assembly Bill 201 on January 29 that, if passed, would authorize cities and counties to pass laws that restrict where registered citizens may be present. Brough is a Republican member of the Assembly… Read More >>

CA Supreme Court Decision Harms Registered Citizens

The California Supreme Court today, in a vote of 5 to 2, overturned a prior court decision (People v. Hofsheier (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1185) that provided relief in the recent past to many individuals convicted of oral copulation. In the decision,… Read More >>

Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened

Prompted by two adverse appellate court decisions and a lawsuit springing from them, the board of supervisors on Tuesday gave tentative approval to amendments to the county code that would strike down certain provisions defining where registered… Read More >>

California RSOL Successfully Lobbies Sacramento In Support of Tiered Registry

Twenty-three individuals, including six board members, lobbied in support of a tiered registry in Sacramento on January 27 and 28. Although a tiered registry bill has not yet been introduced, the lobbying effort focused upon the need for … Read More >>

More parole agent caseloads exceed limits under new sex offender rules

Since two sex offenders were charged with killing four women while under state and federal watch, California has changed how it supervises such parolees, increasing scrutiny of some and relaxing the monitoring of others.

A Times analysis…

County wants local control back to govern sex offenders

SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is pressing for control to govern how it deals with registered sex offenders after it voted this week to repeal its own ordinance and give precedence to California law.

“The…

San Bernardino County to pare down sex-offender ordinance

Registered sex offenders in San Bernardino County will be able to move more freely within their communities after the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved repealing restrictions on offender presence and movement in the … Read More >>

TX: State program out of space to hold sex offenders

AUSTIN – Six repeat sex offenders that Texas has deemed among its most dangerous are due to be freed from prison in the next month, and a state program designed to keep them off the streets is full

The problem promises to get worse: More than… Read More >>

California RSOL to Lobby Sacramento in Support of Tiered Registry

California RSOL will lobby state legislators in Sacramento on January 27 and 28 in support of a tiered registry. Registered citizens, family members and supporters are invited.

The legislative effort will begin with a two-hour training … Read More >>

NY: Senate approves tougher penalties, requirements for sex offenders

The New York State Senate passed a package of seven bills Monday aimed at increasing penalties and establishing tougher requirements for sex offenders.

Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Klein, co-leader of the state Senate Majority… Read More >>

Sex offenders: Tougher restrictions a necessity (Opinion)

West Virginia – Lawmakers in the state House of Delegates are to be applauded for their passage of a measure that would prohibit certain sex offenders from loitering within 1,000 feet of a school or childcare facility. House Bill 2025Read More >>

FL: State bills aim to monitor sex offenders for life

A new push has begun in the state Legislature to require convicted sex offenders to wear ankle monitors to track their movements for the rest of their lives.

Two essentially identical bills, Senate Bill 134 and House Bill 203, aim to keep tabs… Read More >>

H.R.4573 – International Megan’s Law Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar (Updated – reintroduced as HB515)

UPDATED WITH VOTE: WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation to extend Megan’s Law beyond American borders.

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.), would require the U.S. to tell… Read More >>

Should registered sex offenders be allowed to keep lottery winnings?

Last month, Timothy Poole of Mount Dora, Florida, won nearly $3 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven. Like most jackpot winners, he was given a giant check and got his picture taken by the state lottery.

But that …

UK: Preventing sexual abuse in the UK: A conversation with Donald Findlater by Jon Brown

As part of the new prevention series I had a conversation with Donald Findlater, Director of Stop it Now UK. ( Stop it Now UK was established in 2002 by the Lucy Faithful Foundation ( as a result… Read More >>

VT: Lawmakers ask – How good does sex registry need to be?

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are grappling with how close to perfect the state’s sex offender registry needs to be before offenders’ addresses are posted online.

Vermont in 2009 passed a law saying the registry… Read More >>

Living with 290: Mexico for freedom

Moved to Mexico in 2012. Told reg. Agency I was moving. Filled out one form. Signed. Crossed the border into Baja Ca. Two weeks later my name was removed from Megans law website RSO List. Now a few years later, you gotta dig deep in google or pay $$$… Read More >>

FL: Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed

Had she done it two years earlier, a teenage girl who used her cell phone to “sext,” or send a picture of her privates to a classmate, would have been in big trouble.

But a Florida law designed to go easy on juveniles who transmit nude… Read More >>

NH: A local lawmaker sponsors bills to protect convicted sex offenders

A local lawmaker has sponsored several bills in the N.H. House of Representatives that would increase protections for people on the state’s registry of sex offenders.

Rep. Timothy N. Robertson, D-Keene, said he was motivated by … Read More >>

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