Voters overwhelmingly approved Jessica’s Law on the November
2006 ballot. Today, the California Supreme Court substituted the
opinion of the court over the will of the people.
court’s decision strikes down mandatory residency restrictions
on San Diego County sex offenders under Jessica’s Law and would
allow a child molester to live across the street from a school or
park where children gather. It puts San Diego families at risk and
sets a dangerous precedent for the rest of the state.
My wife, former Senator Sharon Runner, and I are the authors of
Proposition 83, otherwise known as Jessica’s Law. In addition
to mandatory residency restrictions for sex offenders, the law
includes many important public safety reforms such as strengthened
sexually violent predator laws and increased parole terms. The
California Supreme Court’s decision only relates to the residency
requirements in Jessica’s Law.
Knowing sex offenders might challenge Jessica’s Law, we
introduced… Read More