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SB-259 Department of Justice: crime statistics reporting.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 06/18/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 18, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  May 17, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 259


Introduced by Senator Nielsen

February 12, 2019


An act to add Section 13012.7 to the Penal Code, relating to crime statistics.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 259, as amended, Nielsen. Department of Justice: crime statistics reporting.
Existing law requires the Department of Justice to annually present a report to the Governor containing the statewide criminal statistics of the preceding year. Existing law also requires specified local agencies, including chiefs of police and sheriffs, to report statistical data to the department at the time and in the manner the department prescribes.
This bill would require that report, commencing with the report that includes data from 2023, to 2022, to the extent the data is available, to include statistics on lewd or lascivious felonies, as defined, in the same format that is used in specified existing tables that report on the number, rate per 100,000 population, and percentage change in other violent crimes, including rape. consistent with those reported for rape.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13012.7 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13012.7.
 (a) The annual report published by the department pursuant to Section 13010, commencing with the report that includes data from 2023, shall 2022, shall, to the extent the data is available, include statistics on lewd or lascivious felonies in the same format that is used in the existing Table 1 and Table 2 that report on the number, rate per 100,000 population, and percentage change in other violent crimes, including rape. consistent with those reported for rape, including the number of offenses reported and the rate per 100,000 population.
(b) For purposes of this section, “lewd or lascivious felonies” includes those categories of felony offenses that are characterized as “lewd or lascivious” in other tables within the annual report. means conduct prohibited by Sections 220, 266j, subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, of Section 288, and subdivision (a) of Section 288.5.