SB 145 – Exempts From Automatic Registration Certain Offenses Involving Minors If The Person Convicted Is Not More Than 10 Years Older Than The Minor

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 12, 2020

The Sex Offender Registration Act requires a person convicted of one of the 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.  SB 145 exempts from mandatory registration under the Act, and instead provides judges with discretion regarding registration requirements, to a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person convicted is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register. 

(SB 145 amends Sections 290 and 290.006 of the Penal Code.)