By Kristin S. Agostoni
The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill from South Bay lawmaker Ted Lieu that would impose tougher penalties for convicted sex offenders who cut off their ankle-mounted GPS monitors.
The penalty for the first offense would be a mandatory parole revocation and six months in a county jail. For the second offense, parole would be revoked for a mandatory period of a year in a county jail. And for third and subsequent offenses, the removal would constitute a felony punishable by 16 months, two years or three years in state prison.