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AB-701 Missing persons: mobile telephone location.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 14211 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

14211.
 (a) A peace officer, as defined in Section 830.1 or 830.2, may require a mobile telephony service carrier to provide the location of a mobile communication device, with a global positioning system, where the subscriber for the mobile telephony service has authorized the mobile telephony service carrier to provide the requested information to a peace officer, pursuant to Section 2890.3 of the Public Utilities Code, under any of the following circumstances:
(1) A missing person or runaway report has been filed for an at-risk child.
(2) A missing person report has been filed for an at-risk elder.
(b) For purposes of this section, “elder” is any person described in subdivision (g) of Section 368.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2890.3 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

2890.3.
 (a) A carrier that provides mobile telephony service, as defined in Section 224.4, shall provide subscribers with the option of authorizing the carrier to provide the location of a mobile communication device, with a global positioning system, on the subscriber’s calling plan to a peace officer requesting the information, pursuant to Section 14211 of the Penal Code.
(b) Each mobile telephony service carrier shall inform subscribers, at the time service is established or for current subscribers as an insert in a billing statement, of the availability of the service.