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A bill named for Chelsea King, a slain San Diego County teenager passed the California Assembly Public Safety Committee. The bill proposes stricter sex offender laws.
Chelsea's Law won approval, clearing its first legislative committee and calls for some child molesters to be on lifetime parole with electronic monitoring, the Associated Press reports.
As previously discussed, Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego is the sponsor of the bill.
The provisions of the bill would include:
The parents of Chelsea King are the mains advocates pushing for stricter penalties on sex offenders. By pushing revision of California's sex offender laws, King's parents hope to prevent sexual predators from having a second chance.
As previously discussed, John Gardner, a 30-year-old registered sex offender has pleaded not guilty to murdering Chelsea King.
In addition to being charged with murder, authorities are calling Gardner a person of interest in a case involving the body of another San Diego teenager, Amber Dubois, 14, who disappeared a year ago.
In 2000, Gardner pleaded guilty to committing a lewd act on a child. The victim was 13 at the time.