Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen: Senate Bill 357 – veto request

I sent a second letter last week to Governor Newsom asking for his veto on SB 357 (Weiner) which repeals the existing crime of vagrancy with intent to engage in prostitution and provides for remands and recalls of sentences for soliciting prostitution convictions and the sealing of conviction records. SB 357 further removes penalties for a prostitution-related crime.

Essentially legalizing prostitution in California, this bill also exploits women, children, and even men who are victims of sex trafficking.

By allowing this bill to become law, we are taking away important tools from our law enforcement officers that they can use to fight sex crimes. These agents use these tools in order to rescue victims of human trafficking and target vagrancy for prostitution. This bill must be stopped!

I ask that you express your concerns about this legislation to Governor Newsom not to “legalize prostitution” in California by contacting his office to ask him to veto SB 357. You can contact his office in the following ways:

Send a letter to:

Governor Gavin Newson
1021 West Street, Suite 9000
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone the Governor’s Office: 916-445-2841

Submit a comment on the Governor’s website: gov.ca.gov

Thank you for taking the time to submit your concerns about SB 357. Together we can try to prevent this legislation from becoming law.

It is an honor to serve you in the California State Assembly.

Norman D. Briggs