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AB-2972 Vehicles: enforcement: motorcycle profiling.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 2820 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

 (a) A peace officer performing duties pursuant to any provision of this code shall not engage in motorcycle profiling.
(b) A person who has been subjected to motorcycle profiling in violation of this section has a private right of action to enjoin that action and to seek damages, including punitive damages and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, against the peace officer and the employing agency of the peace officer.
(c) As used in this section, “motorcycle profiling” means using the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle or motorcycle club-related clothing as a factor, without any individualized suspicion of the particular person, in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle, with or without legal basis under the California Constitution or the United States Constitution.