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AB-610 Victims of crime: notification.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 3043.35 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

3043.35.
 (a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall create a victim outreach program to do all of the following:
(1) Conduct outreach to victims, witnesses, or next of kin of victims that have not yet requested notification pursuant to Section 679.03 or 3043, and inform them of their right to notification under those sections.
(2) Focus outreach efforts on victims, witnesses, or next of kin of victims associated with the cases of offenders subject to reduced sentencing or early parole due to a change in law subsequent to sentencing.
(3) Make public the right to victim notification services offered pursuant to the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law, and the availability and process of victim notification services provided by the department and the Victim Services Unit of the Department of Justice.
(b) The personal information of individuals collected pursuant to outreach efforts made pursuant to this section are confidential and are not subject to release pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).