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SB-194 Crime: masks and disguises.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 185 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

[185.]

Section One Hundred and Eighty-five. It shall be

185.
 (a) It is unlawful to wear a mask or personal disguise, whether complete or partial, for the purpose of:
(1) Evading or escaping discovery, recognition, or identification in the commission of any public offense.
(2) Concealment, flight, or escape, when charged with, arrested for, or convicted of, any public offense.
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

SEC. 2.

 Section 626.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

626.5.
 (a) A federal, state, or local law enforcement officer or campus or facility public safety official may require a person to remove a mask or personal disguise, whether complete or partial, to identify the person if the person is in a public space of a campus or other facility of a community college, a state university, the University of California, or a public school and the officer or official has a reasonable suspicion that the individual has been or is currently involved in a crime.
(b) A person who fails to comply with the demand made pursuant to subdivision (a) has willfully disrupted the orderly operation of a campus or facility and is guilty of a misdemeanor.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.