SACRAMENTO (AP) — A bill seeking to revive broad restrictions on where sex offenders can live in California has stalled in a state Senate committee.
Republican Sen. Sharon Runner of Lancaster introduced SB54 after the state Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools or parks goes too far.READ MORE: California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season Looms
State parole officers now impose the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.READ MORE: Future Of Hollywood's Cinerama Dome Still In Question
Runner co-authored the ban as part of what became known as Jessica’s law, approved by voters eight years ago. Her new bill would have let judges in each county decide if the 2,000-foot limit is too restrictive in their jurisdiction.
The measure received just two “yes” votes Tuesday, both from Republicans, in the Senate’s seven-member Public Safety Committee.MORE NEWS: Paul Flores, Father Arrested In 1996 Disappearance Of Kristin Smart
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