Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ACTION ALERT! SB 301 is up before the AL House Judiciary tomorrow @ 1:30pm. We must oppose this bill!

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Subcommittee meets at 1:30 PM to discuss a number of bills, including SB 301. While it is too late to request a public hearing on the matter, we can still contact the members of the subcommittee to put a stop to SB 301’s progress.

After reading the entirety of SB 301, there are numerous problems with this bill:

1. Residency definition redefined: The definition of residency will be redefined in a vague way; if you spend time at a specific place for over 4 hours a day for 3 straight days or 10 days out of the month, then that counts as a residence. If you spend ANY amount of time in a specific place and act or speak in a way that makes a cop think you'll be there for at least 4 hours a day for 3 straight days or for 10 days out of a month, then that is a residence. If you visit someone between 10:30pm and 6am, that's establishing a residence.
2. Volunteer work restricted: SP 301 also includes volunteer work among the 2000 feet restrictions on employment and residency. As with defining residency, the definition for volunteer work is extremely vague. Last year, a man was arrested for volunteering as a firefighter and answering a distress call within 2000 feet of a school. Obviously, limiting the ability of registered citizens to even volunteer has a detrimental effect on the ability to become productive members of society.
3. Many new “crimes” added to the registry: SP 301 creates new registerable offenses for the crimes of distributing a private image, sexting, sexual extortion, assault with bodily fluids, and directing a child to engage in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse, and to provide further for the crime of electronic solicitation of a child. I believe that at the very least, a number of juveniles will likely be forced to register by virtue of these laws.

At this point, we have until tomorrow to make our voices heard. SB 301 must be vehemently opposed. This bill has already passed the Senate, but we still have time to at least influence his progress in the House. Below, I have listed all current emails of House Judiciary Subcommittee members as well as the clerk of the subcommittee’s phone number. We need to flood them with letters and phone calls.

Cut and paste to your email: mljatty@andycable.com, jim.hill@alhouse.gov, mikeball@knology.net, paulbeckmanjr@yahoo.com, merika.coleman@alhouse.gov, ddrake1080@aol.com, cengland1@hotmail.com, allenfarley@bellsouth.net, david.faulkner@alhouse.gov, mdfridy@gmail.com, juandalynn.givan@alhouse.gov, mike.holmes@alhouse.gov, thadmcclammy@aol.com, phillip.pettus@alhouse.gov, brandy.allen@alhouse.gov

Judiciary Committee Clerk Brandy Allen’s Phone # -- 334-353-3944

Full text of SB 301 -- http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/searchableinstruments/2017RS/bills/SB301.htm


  1. I think this SB301 Bill is BS. I don't think it should be like this. I am a rape victim. I say it like this because a lot of people that are innocent have to register. The ones that are innocent are the ones that have had a relationship with someone who was only a couple years difference in age. Even if the parents or parent that had custody agreed with the relationship but because somebody from the outside of the family got wind of the relationship turned it in so here in Alabama the one that is the oldest of the relationship has to register for the rest of his or her life and stay away from his or her accuser. In my opinion, In my opinion, I think that whomever is the eldest in the relationship

  2. I have to post again.As I stated before I am a rape victim survivor. I have to say survivor because there is a lot that us, rape victims go thru in life after this traumatic event happens in one's life. From different stories of different ages I have noticed that the effects can be worse if the age is younger. I was 12 years old when it happen to me by a husband of a relative then another traumatic abuse in the same year just couple months apart so it was double trauma for me. I still at the age of 38 have issues with the rape especially if some of my family is sitting talking about the perpetrator who done the damage to me. I also have a close relative I mean blood sister that was wrongfully convicted of a sexual crime and has to register now. I think that there should be a lot of police, detective work, no matter if appointed or not attorney for the accused he or she should have to do detective work to help prove his or her clients innocence. Then if the attorney of the accused has the accuser subpoenaed to testified if it was consensual or not then if it was consensual the accused should be set free no matter his or her age. If the accuser says it wasn't consensual then the accused should be punished the required punishment for that charge. This is why I have mixed emotions and decisions on this topic.


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