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California Sex Offender Registration Law
Anyone convicted of a sexual offense in California is required to
submit their identity to the sex offender database that posts
information about the offender on the internet.  Much of the
information on the sex offender registry allows the reader to quickly
identify someone who has been convicted of a sex crime.  The
database is often misused to single out and discriminate against the
offender, denying him or her housing, a job or some other benefit.

Nearly all convictions for sex offenses in the state require registration
of offenders in a public database, the law is codified in Penal Code §
290 which states:
Every person described in paragraph (2), for the rest of his or her life
while residing in California, or while attending school or working in
California, as described in subparagraph (G), shall be required to
register with the chief of police of the city in which he or she is
residing, or the sheriff of the county if he or she is residing in an
unincorporated area or city that has no police department, and,
additionally, with the chief of police of a campus of the University of
California, the California State University, or community college if he
or she is residing upon the campus or in any of its facilities, within
five working days of coming into, or changing his or her residence
within, any city, county, or city and county, or campus in which he or
she temporarily resides.

(B)  If the person who is registering has more than one residence
address at which he or she regularly resides, he or she shall register in
accordance with subparagraph (A) in each of the jurisdictions in
which he or she regularly resides, regardless of the number of days or
nights spent there. If all of the addresses are within the same
jurisdiction, the person shall provide the registering authority with all
of the addresses where he or she regularly resides.

(2)  The following persons shall be required to register pursuant to
paragraph (1):
(A)  Any person who, since July 1, 1944, has been or is hereafter
convicted in any court in this state or in any federal or military court
of a violation of Section 187 committed in the perpetration, or an
attempt to perpetrate, rape or any act punishable under Section 286,
288, 288a, or 289, Section 207 or 209 committed with intent to
violate Section 261, 286, 288, 288a, or 289, Section 220, except
assault to commit mayhem, Section 243.4, some Sections of 261, or
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 262 involving the use of
force or violence for which the person is sentenced to the state prison,
Section 264.1, 266, or 266c, subdivision (b) of Section 266h,
subdivision (b) of Section 266i, Section 266j, 267, 269, 285, 286,
288, 288a,
288.3, 288.5, 288.7, or 289, Section 311.1, subdivision
(b), (c), or (d) of Section 311.2, Section 311.3, 311.4, 311.10,
311.11, or 647.6, former Section 647a, subdivision (c) of Section
653f, subdivision 1 or 2 of Section 314, any offense involving lewd or
lascivious conduct under Section 272, or any
felony violation of
Section 288.2; or any statutory predecessor that includes all elements
of one of the above-mentioned offenses; or any person who since that
date has been or is hereafter convicted of the attempt or conspiracy to
commit any of the above-mentioned offenses.

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