BILL NUMBER: SB 756	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 10, 2011
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 25, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Price

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2011

   An act to amend Sections 290.015 and 290.018 of the Penal Code,
relating to sex offenders.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 756, as amended, Price. Sex offender registration.
   Existing law requires persons who are subject to the Sex Offender
Registration Act to, upon release from incarceration, placement,
commitment, or release on probation, register or reregister with the
chief of police of the city in which he or she is residing, or in
which he or she is present if a transient, or the sheriff of the
county if he or she is residing or is present in an unincorporated
area or city that has no police department, as specified. A violation
of the registration requirement is an offense that may be punished
as a misdemeanor, or as a felony if additional circumstances exist.
   The bill would provide that if a person fails to so register after
release, the district attorney in the jurisdiction where the person
was to be paroled or to be on probation, or the district attorney in
another specified jurisdiction if the person was not released on
parole or probation, may request that a warrant be issued for the
person's arrest and shall have authority to prosecute that person as
specified.
   The bill would require persons subject to registering as a sex
offender  , if requested while at a residence,  to provide
proof of current residence upon request by a law enforcement agency
investigating compliance with the requirements of the Sex Offender
Registration Act, as specified. The bill would make the failure to
provide proof of residence in this context a misdemeanor punishable
by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 6 months.
   By expanding the provisions pertaining to registration as a sex
offender, the violation of which is an offense, and by creating a new
crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 290.015 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   290.015.  (a) A person who is subject to the Act shall register,
or reregister if he or she has previously registered, upon release
from incarceration, placement, commitment, or release on probation
pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 290. This section shall not
apply to a person who is incarcerated for less than 30 days if he or
she has registered as required by the Act, he or she returns after
incarceration to the last registered address, and the annual update
of registration that is required to occur within five working days of
his or her birthday, pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 290.012,
did not fall within that incarceration period. The registration
shall consist of all of the following:
   (1) A statement in writing signed by the person, giving
information as shall be required by the Department of Justice and
giving the name and address of the person's employer, and the address
of the person's place of employment if that is different from the
employer's main address.
   (2) The fingerprints and a current photograph of the person taken
by the registering official.
   (3) The license plate number of any vehicle owned by, regularly
driven by, or registered in the name of the person.
   (4) Notice to the person that, in addition to the requirements of
the Act, he or she may have a duty to register in any other state
where he or she may relocate.
   (5) Copies of adequate proof of residence, which shall be limited
to a California driver's license, California identification card,
recent rent or utility receipt, printed personalized checks or other
recent banking documents showing that person's name and address, or
any other information that the registering official believes is
reliable. If the person has no residence and no reasonable
expectation of obtaining a residence in the foreseeable future, the
person shall so advise the registering official and shall sign a
statement provided by the registering official stating that fact.
Upon presentation of proof of residence to the registering official
or a signed statement that the person has no residence, the person
shall be allowed to register. If the person claims that he or she has
a residence but does not have any proof of residence, he or she
shall be allowed to register but shall furnish proof of residence
within 30 days of the date he or she is allowed to register.
   (b) Within three days thereafter, the registering law enforcement
agency or agencies shall forward the statement, fingerprints,
photograph, and vehicle license plate number, if any, to the
Department of Justice.
   (c) (1) If a person fails to register in accordance with
subdivision (a) after release, the district attorney in the
jurisdiction where the person was to be paroled or to be on probation
may request that a warrant be issued for the person's arrest and
shall have the authority to prosecute that person pursuant to Section
290.018.
   (2) If the person was not on parole or probation at the time of
release, the district attorney in the following applicable
jurisdiction shall have the authority to prosecute that person
pursuant to Section 290.018:
   (A) If the person was previously registered, in the jurisdiction
in which the person last registered.
   (B) If there is no prior registration, but the person indicated on
the Department of Justice notice of sex offender registration
requirement form where he or she expected to reside, in the
jurisdiction where he or she expected to reside.
   (C) If neither subparagraph (A) nor (B) applies, in the
jurisdiction where the offense subjecting the person to registration
pursuant to this Act was committed.
   (d)  The   If requested while at a residence,
the  person shall present proof of residence upon request by a
law enforcement agency investigating compliance with the requirements
of this Act.
  SEC. 2.  Section 290.018 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   290.018.  (a) Any person who is required to register under the Act
based on a misdemeanor conviction or juvenile adjudication who
willfully violates any requirement of the Act is guilty of a
misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding
one year.
   (b) Except as provided in subdivisions (f), (h), and (j), any
person who is required to register under the Act based on a felony
conviction or juvenile adjudication who willfully violates any
requirement of the Act or who has a prior conviction or juvenile
adjudication for the offense of failing to register under the Act and
who subsequently and willfully violates any requirement of the Act
is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the
state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.
   (c) If probation is granted or if the imposition or execution of
sentence is suspended, it shall be a condition of the probation or
suspension that the person serve at least 90 days in a county jail.
The penalty described in subdivision (b) or this subdivision shall
apply whether or not the person has been released on parole or has
been discharged from parole.
   (d) Any person determined to be a mentally disordered sex offender
or who has been found guilty in the guilt phase of trial for an
offense for which registration is required under the Act, but who has
been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the sanity phase of
the trial, or who has had a petition sustained in a juvenile
adjudication for an offense for which registration is required
pursuant to Section 290.008, but who has been found not guilty by
reason of insanity, who willfully violates any requirement of the Act
is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in
a county jail not exceeding one year. For any second or subsequent
willful violation of any requirement of the Act, the person is guilty
of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state
prison for 16 months, or two or three years.
   (e) If, after discharge from parole, the person is convicted of a
felony or suffers a juvenile adjudication as specified in this act,
he or she shall be required to complete parole of at least one year,
in addition to any other punishment imposed under this section. A
person convicted of a felony as specified in this section may be
granted probation only in the unusual case where the interests of
justice would best be served. When probation is granted under this
act, the court shall specify on the record and shall enter into the
minutes the circumstances indicating that the interests of justice
would best be served by the disposition.
   (f) Any person who has ever been adjudicated a sexually violent
predator, as defined in Section 6600 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code, and who fails to verify his or her registration every 90 days
as required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 290.012, shall be
punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail not
exceeding one year.
   (g) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (f), any person
who is required to register or reregister pursuant to Section 290.011
and willfully fails to comply with the requirement that he or she
reregister no less than every 30 days is guilty of a misdemeanor and
shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for at least 30
days, but not exceeding six months. A person who willfully fails to
comply with the requirement that he or she reregister no less than
every 30 days shall not be charged with this violation more often
than once for a failure to register in any period of 90 days. Any
person who willfully commits a third or subsequent violation of the
requirements of Section 290.011 that he or she reregister no less
than every 30 days shall be punished in accordance with either
subdivision (a) or (b).
   (h) Any person who fails to provide proof of residence as required
by paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 290.015 or
subdivision (d) of Section 290.015, regardless of the offense upon
which the duty to register is based, is guilty of a misdemeanor
punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months.

   (i) Any person who is required to register under the Act who
willfully violates any requirement of the Act is guilty of a
continuing offense as to each requirement he or she violated.
   (j) In addition to any other penalty imposed under this section,
the failure to provide information required on registration and
reregistration forms of the Department of Justice, or the provision
of false information, is a crime punishable by imprisonment in a
county jail for a period not exceeding one year. Nothing in this
subdivision shall be construed to limit or prevent prosecution under
any applicable provision of law.
   (k) Whenever any person is released on parole or probation and is
required to register under the Act but fails to do so within the time
prescribed, the parole authority or the court, as the case may be,
shall order the parole or probation of the person revoked. For
purposes of this subdivision, "parole authority" has the same meaning
as described in Section 3000.
  SEC. 3.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.