Beginning on October 28th of this year, any CA college student or faculty member registered as a sex offender are now required to also register with the institution of which they are enrolled or employed. This new section of the California Penal Code is the most recent attempt to try to make higher learning institutions safer for students across the state.
The actual code states, “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 carrying on a vocation at the university, college community college or 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 campus police department within five working days of commencing enrollment or employment at that university, college, or community college, or other institution of higher learning, on from 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 campus 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.”
Yuba College’s Police Department does have the Megan’s Law database available that includes the information concerning registered sex offenders for those who are interested.