California’s sex offender registry won’t be changing

A bill that would have ended lifetime listing of many convicted sex offenders on a public registry was shelved Friday after officials said it could cost tens of millions of dollars to make the change.

State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey had proposed that the names of those who committed lower-level, nonviolent sex crimes or who are judged to be low risks to reoffend be removed from the registry after 10 or 20 years.

State finance officials said in a report the bill would involve “significant ongoing cost in the tens of millions of dollars” for technology costs.

Source: Bill to reduce names on California’s sex offender registry shelved – LA Times


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