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California Bill to Collect Sex Offender Email Addresses Advances

  • KQED, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:50 AM

California lawmakers are working to fix an initiative which requires registered sex offenders to disclose their email addresses, screen names and other electronic information to authorities. The Proposition 35 was approved by 81 percent of voters in 2012, but was dropped after an appeals court ruled that the measure violated the free speech rights of sex offenders who have served their prison terms. The bill has given lawmakers the time to fix the constitutional problems, a decision that was unanimously pushed through to the State Assembly.

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