California lawmakers give sex offenders a second chance

California would no longer require all sex offenders to register for life under a bill that passed the state Legislature on Saturday.

SB386 by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would allow many sex offenders to petition to be removed from the registry 10 to 20 years after they are released from prison, as long as they have not committed another serious or violent felony or sex crime.

The bill passed the Senate early Saturday morning with a bi-partisan 28-4 vote. It now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown, whose office said he will sign it.

Source: Calif. lawmakers revamp sex offender registry, throw out lifetime rule – San Francisco Chronicle


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