2020-09-03 16:39:20 UTC
Published 2 hours ago
A California bill that would remove a requirement for offenders to
register as a sex offender after committing certain sex acts with
minors within a 10-year age difference is set to go to Gov. Gavin
Newsom's desk after passing in both legislative houses.
The bill, SB 145, applies in cases where the victim is between the ages
of 14 and 17 and aims to lift an existing registration requirement for
oral and anal sex. The state senate and assembly both voted to approve
the bill on Tuesday despite Republican opposition in the Senate and
bipartisan opposition in the assembly.
"If signed into law, a 24-year-old could have sexual relations with a
15-year-old child without being required to register as a sex
offender," Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove tweeted Tuesday.