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AB-810 Law enforcement: data sharing.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 810


Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi

February 21, 2013


An act to add Section 11082 to the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 810, as amended, Muratsuchi. Law enforcement: data sharing.
Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain state summary criminal history information, which is the master record of information complied by the Attorney General pertaining to the identification and criminal history of any person, such as name, date of birth, physical description, fingerprints, photographs, dates of arrests, arresting agencies and booking numbers, charges, dispositions, and similar data. Existing law requires the Attorney General to furnish state summary criminal history information to specified entities, including state courts, peace officers, district attorneys and public defenders, city attorneys, and probation and parole officers, among others.
This bill would require the Attorney General to examine the feasibility of an intercounty criminal offender database that would be accessible to local law enforcement agencies, including municipal police departments, for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing local law enforcement operations by ensuring readily available information on criminal offenders. The bill would require the Attorney General to consult with specified entities. The bill would require the Attorney General to report its findings by July 1, 2014, as provided.

Existing law requires all basic information stored in state or local criminal offender record information systems to be recorded in a prescribed form. For each arrest made, existing law requires the reporting agency to report to the Department of Justice concerning each arrest, the applicable identification and arrest data, and fingerprints.

This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to ensure that appropriate methods are devised to allow law enforcement agencies to share data, as specified.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11082 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

11082.
 (a) The Attorney General, in consultation with the California Police Chiefs Association, the California District Attorneys Association, the California State Sheriffs Association, the California Peace Officers Association, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Governor’s Office, the Board of State and Community Corrections, the Chief Probation Officers of California, and the League of California Cities, shall examine the feasibility of an intercounty criminal offender database to be accessible to local law enforcement agencies, including municipal police departments, for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing local law enforcement operations by ensuring readily available information on criminal offenders.
(b) The Attorney General shall report the findings of the examination conducted pursuant to subdivision (a) to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Public Safety by July 1, 2014.
(c) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (b) is inoperative on July 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to ensure that appropriate methods are devised to allow law enforcement agencies to share data, including providing accurate, timely information on ex-offenders from existing databases within state and county agencies to local law enforcement entities to facilitate their ability to monitor, and if necessary apprehend, ex-offenders released into their communities.