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Megan’s Law is now available online at: http://meganslaw.ca.gov

History

In 1996, California enacted “Megan’s Law,” which provides the public with photographs and descriptive information on serious sex offenders residing in California who have been convicted of committing sex crimes and are required to register their whereabouts with local law enforcement.

PC 290 Registration

Every person required to register under Penal Code section 290 who is enrolled as a student at any campus in the State Center Community College District are required to register with the SCCCD Police Department pursuant to California Penal Code section 290.01.  Failure to register within the specified time is a crime. 290.01.  (a) (1) Commencing October 28, 2002, every person required to register under Section 290 who is enrolled as a student of any university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, or is, with or without compensation, a full-time or part-time employee of that university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, or is carrying on a vocation at the university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, for more than 14 days, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year, shall, in addition to the registration required by Section 290, register with the district police department within five working days of commencing enrollment or employment at that university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, on a form as may be required by the Department of Justice. The terms “employed or carries on a vocation” include employment whether or not financially compensated, volunteered, or performed for government or educational benefit. The registrant shall also notify the district police department within five working days of ceasing to be enrolled or employed, or ceasing to carry on a vocation, at the university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning.