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

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Date Published: 09/07/2019 04:00 AM
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Senate Bill No. 259
CHAPTER 245

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

[ Approved by Governor  September 05, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  September 05, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 259, 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 2022, to the extent the data is available, to include statistics on lewd or lascivious felonies, as defined, 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 2022, shall, to the extent the data is available, include statistics on lewd or lascivious felonies 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” means conduct prohibited by Sections 220, 266j, subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, of Section 288, and subdivision (a) of Section 288.5.