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SB-1198 Criminal statistics: countywide statistics: Internet Web site.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  March 25, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1198


Introduced by Senator Hancock

February 20, 2014


An act to amend Section 13012.5 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal statistics.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1198, as amended, Hancock. Criminal statistics: countywide statistics. statistics: Internet Web site.
Existing law requires the Department of Justice to present a report to the Governor annually containing the statewide criminal statistics of the preceding year.
This bill would require the department to also include in that report countywide criminal statistics for that period, and specified information regarding persons who were younger than 21 years of age at the time of their offenses. The bill would require the department to post on its Internet Web site the information required by its provisions in a format that allows a user to query and download the information. The bill would delete an obsolete provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13012.5 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13012.5.
 (a) The annual report published by the department under Section 13010 shall, in regard to the contents required by subdivision (d) of Section 13012, include the following statewide and county level information:
(1) The annual number of fitness hearings held in the juvenile courts under Section 707 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the outcomes of those hearings including orders to remand to adult criminal court, cross-referenced with information about the age, gender, ethnicity, commitment county, and offense of the minors whose cases are the subject of those fitness hearings.
(2) The annual number of minors whose cases are filed directly in adult criminal court under Sections 602.5 and 707 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, classified according to the manner in which adult court jurisdiction was initiated and cross-referenced with information about the age, gender, ethnicity, commitment county, and offense of the minors whose cases are filed directly to the adult criminal court.
(3) The outcomes of cases involving minors who are prosecuted in adult criminal courts, regardless of how classified according to the manner in which adult court jurisdiction was initiated, and including the length of time in custody prior to disposition of the case, whether the minor was acquitted or convicted, or whether the case was dismissed and returned to juvenile court, including and sentencing outcomes in juvenile or adult criminal courts, cross-referenced with the age, gender, ethnicity, commitment county, and offense of the minors subject to these court actions.
(4) The total number of people who were under 21 years of age at the time of their offenses who are currently committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation cross-referenced with the age, gender, ethnicity, commitment county, and offense of the individuals.
(b) The department’s annual report published under Section 13010 shall include the information described in subdivision (d) of Section 13012, as further delineated by this section, beginning with the report due on July 1, 2003, for the preceding calendar year.
(c) The department shall post on its Internet Web site the information required by subdivisions (a) and (b) in a format that allows a user to query and download the information for the most recent reporting year and for prior years or reporting cycles for which the information is available.
(d) The department shall post on its Internet Web site individual offender information used to compile the information required by subdivision (a), including, but not limited to:
(1) The offender’s residence ZIP Code at the time of the offense.
(2) The number of the offender’s adjudications prior to the offense.
(e) The department shall post on its Internet Web site annually the number of people under 21 years of age at the time of their offenses who were sentenced to state prison, including those sentenced to state prison who were ordered to serve their terms in a county facility, and the number of those people who were still serving sentences at yearend, the offense, the sentence and enhancement for each offense, cross-referenced with the person’s age at the time of the offense, gender, ethnicity, commitment county, and date of offense.