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CA: Lawmaker revives bill that would scale back sex offender registry

A proposal to end the lifetime listing of many convicted sex offenders on a public registry in California was revived Friday when its author put the language in a separate bill, bypassing a committee that shelved the measure last week.

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) took a bill he authored that would extend the hours of bars in the state, gutted it of its old language and added the proposal to change the sex offender registry program.

The new bill, SB 384, would require that the names of those who committed lower-level, nonviolent sex crimes . . . (Source)