AB 488, State of California, signed into law September 24, 2004. Read the legislation here. Excerpt:
On or before July 1, 2005, with respect to a person who has been convicted of the commission or the attempted commission of any of the offenses listed in paragraph (2) or the statutory predecessors of any of these offenses, or any offense which, if committed or attempted to be committed in this state, would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses listed in this subdivision, the Department of Justice shall make available to the public via the Internet Web site his or her names and known aliases, a photograph, a physical description, including gender and race, date
of birth, criminal history, the community of residence and ZIP Code in which the person resides, and any other information that the Department of Justice deems relevant, but not the information excluded pursuant to subdivision (a)…
Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.