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Lead Author: Wiener

Summary: California law mandates that offenders who engage in consensual, yet illegal, sex with 14-17 year old be treated differently, based on whether the sex is penile-vaginal, or anal and oral intercourse. This distinction creates more significant penalties for LGBT offenders, despite having committed the same offense — resulting in disproportionate numbers of LGBT people on the sex offender registry. SB145 ends this irrational, discriminatory distinction. This bill did not receive a Floor vote in the Assembly.