The California State Legislature has taken up a bill that would require animal abusers to be registered. Florez, a democrat and Chairman of the Food and Agriculture Committee, pushed the bill for the sake of those who "have animals and want to take care of them."
Florez's bill would require any person convicted of a felony involving animal cruelty to register with the police. In the registration, the convicted felon would be required to disclose personal information, including a personal address and a picture. The information would be retained on a website along with information on the offense.
For more information please see the article at The New York Times.