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California legislators are set to consider an overhauled version of “Chelsea’s Law” this week.
The legislation was drafted in response to the brutal murder of San Diego teenager Chelsea King earlier this year.
King’s killer was a registered sex offender.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the revised legislation includes more provisions such as ongoing treatment for sex offenders once they have been released from prison, as well as longer sentences for offenders.
Supporters say the revisions are an improvement on how the state currently deals with sex crimes, but critics object to what they say is a lack of treatment for offenders when they are in jail. They also question the need for longer sentences.