Sex Offender Suing City of South Lake Tahoe
The sex offender laws in South Lake Tahoe require registered sex offenders to keep 300 feet away from areas like schools, parks, bus stops, arcades and swimming pools. The laws that have been passed by the city of South Lake Tahoe are actually preempted by state law,' she anice Bellucci.
Janice Bellucci is the president of the California Reform Sex Offender Laws organization. She says, 'If you were to interpret it literally, there are places they couldn't drive down the street and other places they couldn't go - to coffee shops - or they couldn't get their laundry done at the laundromat.' Bellucci says state and federal laws already address what sex offenders can and can't do.
The California Court of Appeal ruled in January that the sex offender laws in the City of Irvine and Orange County were invalid due to pre-existing state laws.
Last summer she sued the County of El Dorado over a like law and the County repealed the law before the case was adjudicated with DA Vern Peirson vowing to rewrite the rules and put the restrictions back into place. As of today, no word has been heard of the new ordinance promised by the DA about six months ago.
Bellucci is also known for filling Federal lawsuits against Halloween ordinances that requires the sex offenders to post signs on their front doors saying, “No candy or treats at this residence.” It also bars them from displaying Halloween decorations or having exterior lighting on their property from 5 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 31.