Bill would heighten restrictions on registered sex offenders and up jail time for some. GLENDALE -- A bill that would increase penalties for certain sex offenses and heighten the restrictions on registered sex offenders would be effective in deterring criminal behavior and keeping local communities safe, police say.
Assembly Bill 50, which went before the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, looks to increase jail time for certain offenses, create county and regional teams to monitor sex offenders and design treatment programs for offenders, the bill's author Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said.
"Realistically, from a law enforcement standpoint, anything that increases penalties for predatory sex offenders is important," Glendale Police Lt. Don Meredith said. "And I'm talking about those who go out looking to offend. I'm not talking about the kid who was in the back seat of his '65 Chevy with his underage girlfriend."