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AB-1356 Reproductive health care services.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 6218 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6218.
 (a) (1) No A  person, business, or association shall not  knowingly publicly post or publicly display on the Internet the home address, home telephone number,  display, disclose, or distribute in any manner and in any forum, including, but not limited to, internet websites and social media, the personal information  or image of any provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of a reproductive health services facility or  reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant, or  other individuals residing at the same home address with the intent to do either of the following:
(A) Incite a third person to cause imminent great bodily harm to the person  reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant  identified in the posting or display, or to a coresident of that person, where the third person is likely to commit this harm.
(B) Threaten the person  reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant,  identified in the posting or display, or a coresident of that person, in a manner that places the person identified or the coresident in objectively reasonable fear for his or her  their  personal safety.
(2) A provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of a reproductive health services facility whose home address, home telephone number, reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant whose personal information  or image is made public as a result of a violation of paragraph (1)  (1), or any individual entity or organization authorized to act on their behalf,  may do either or both of the following:
(A) Bring an action seeking injunctive or declarative relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If a jury or court finds that a violation has occurred, it may grant injunctive or declarative relief and shall award the successful plaintiff court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
(B) Bring an action for money damages in any court of competent jurisdiction. In addition to any other legal rights or remedies, if a jury or court finds that a violation has occurred, it shall award damages to that individual in an amount up to a maximum of three times the actual damages, but in no case less than four thousand dollars ($4,000).
(b) (1)  No  A  person, business, or association shall not  publicly post or publicly display on the Internet the home address or home telephone number of any provider, employee, volunteer, or patient  display, disclose, or distribute, in any manner or in any forum, including, but not limited to, internet websites and social media, the personal information or image  of a reproductive health services facility if that individual  care services patient, provider, or assistant if that individual, or any individual, entity, or organization authorized to act on their behalf,  has made a written  demand of that person, business, or association to not disclose his or her home address or home telephone number.  the personal information or image.  A demand made under this paragraph shall include a sworn  statement declaring that the person individual  is subject to the protection of this section and describing a reasonable fear for the safety of that individual or of any person residing at the individual’s home address, based on a violation of subdivision (a). A written  demand made under this paragraph shall be effective for four years, regardless of whether or not the individual’s affiliation with a reproductive health services facility has expired prior to the end of the four-year period.
(2) A provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of a reproductive health services facility whose home address or home telephone number  reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant whose personal information or image  is made public as a result of a failure to honor a demand made pursuant to paragraph (1)  (1), or any individual, entity, or organization authorized to act on their behalf,  may bring an action seeking injunctive or declarative relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If a jury or court finds that a violation has occurred, it may grant injunctive or declarative relief and shall award the successful plaintiff court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
(3) This subdivision shall does  not apply to a person or entity defined in Section 1070 of the Evidence Code.
(c) (1) No A  person, business, or association shall not  solicit, sell, or trade on the Internet the home address, home telephone number,  internet the personal information  or image of a provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of a reproductive health services facility  reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant  with the intent to do either of the following:
(A) Incite a third person to cause imminent great bodily harm to the person identified in the posting or display, or to a coresident of that person, where the third person is likely to commit this harm.
(B) Threaten the person identified in the posting or display, or a coresident of that person, in a manner that places the person identified or the coresident in objectively reasonable fear for his or her  their  personal safety.
(2) A provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of a reproductive health services facility whose home address, home telephone number, reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant whose personal information  or image is solicited, sold, or traded in violation of paragraph (1)  (1), or any individual, entity, or organization authorized to act on their behalf,  may bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction. In addition to any other legal rights and remedies, if a jury or court finds that a violation has occurred, it shall award damages to that individual in an amount up to a maximum of three times the actual damages, but in no case less than four thousand dollars ($4,000).
(d) An interactive computer service or access software provider, as defined in Section 230(f) of Title 47 of the United States Code, shall not be liable under this section unless the service or provider intends to abet or cause bodily harm that is likely to occur or threatens to cause bodily harm to a provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of a reproductive health services facility or  reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant, or  any person residing at the same home address.
(e) Nothing in this section is intended to  This section does not  preclude punishment under any other provision of law.

SEC. 2.

 Section 6218.01 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6218.01.
 (a) (1) No A  person shall not  post on the Internet, internet,  with the intent that another person imminently use that information to commit a crime involving violence or a threat of violence against the provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of  a reproductive health service facility or  care services patient, provider, or assistant, or  other individuals residing at the same home address, the home address, the telephone number, or personal identifying information of a provider, employee, volunteer, or patient personal information or image  of a reproductive health care  services facility or  patient, provider, or assistant, or  other individuals residing at the same home address.
(2) A violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to two ten  thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), imprisonment of up to six months dollars ($10,000) per violation, imprisonment up to one year  in a county jail, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(3) A violation of this subdivision that leads to the bodily injury of the provider, employee, volunteer, or patient of  a reproductive health care  services facility or  patient, provider, or assistant, or  other individuals residing at the same home address, is a misdemeanor  punishable by a fine of up to five fifty  thousand dollars ($5,000), imprisonment of up to one year  ($50,000), imprisonment  in a county jail, or  jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code, or  by both that fine and imprisonment.
(b) Nothing in this section shall preclude prosecution under any other provision of law.

SEC. 3.

 Section 6218.05 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6218.05.
  For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings: definitions apply: 
(a) “Reproductive health care services” means health care services relating to the termination of a pregnancy in a reproductive health care services facility.
(b) “Reproductive health care services patient,  provider, employee, volunteer,  or patient” assistant”  means a person who obtains, provides, or assists, at the request of another person, in obtaining or providing  or entity, including, but not limited to, employees, staff, volunteers, and third-party vendors, that is or was involved in obtaining, seeking to obtain, providing, seeking to provide, or assisting or seeking to assist another person, at that person’s request, to obtain or provide any services in a  reproductive health care services,  services facility,  or a person who owns or operates  or entity that is or was involved in owning or operating or seeking to own or operate  a reproductive health care services facility.
(c) “Reproductive health care services facility” includes a hospital, an office operated by a licensed physician and surgeon, a licensed clinic or a clinic exempt from licensure, or other licensed health care  clinic, physician’s office, or other  facility that provides or seeks to provide  reproductive health care services and includes only  the building or structure in which the reproductive health care services are actually provided. facility is located. 
(d) “Publicly post” or “publicly display” means to intentionally communicate or otherwise make available to the general public.
(e) “Image” includes, but is not limited to, any a  photograph, video footage, sketch, or computer-generated image that provides a means to visually identify the person depicted.
(f) “Personal information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with a reproductive health care services patient, provider, or assistant, including, but not limited to, their name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, license plate number, employment, employment history, and financial information. “Personal information” does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.
(g) “Social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos or still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or internet website profiles or locations.

SEC. 5.SEC. 4.

 Section 423.1 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

423.1.
 The following definitions apply for the purposes of this title:
(a) “Crime of violence” means an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another.
(b) “Interfere with” means to restrict a person’s freedom of movement.
(c) “Intimidate” means to place a person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm to herself themselves  or himself or  to another.
(d) “Nonviolent” means conduct that would not constitute a crime of violence.
(e) “Physical obstruction” means rendering ingress to or egress from a reproductive health services facility or to or from a place of religious worship impassable to another person, or rendering passage to or from a reproductive health services facility or a place of religious worship unreasonably difficult or hazardous to another person.
(f) “Reproductive health services” means reproductive health services provided in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, or other facility and includes medical, surgical, counseling, or referral services relating to the human reproductive system, including services relating to pregnancy or the termination of a pregnancy.
(g) “Reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant” means a person or entity  entity, including, but not limited to, employees, staff, volunteers, and third-party vendors,  that is or was involved in obtaining, seeking to obtain, providing, seeking to provide, or assisting or seeking to assist another person, at that other person’s request, to obtain or provide any  services in a reproductive health services facility, or a person or entity that is or was involved in owning or operating or seeking to own or operate, a reproductive health services facility.
(h) “Reproductive health services facility” includes a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, or other facility that provides or seeks to provide reproductive health services and includes the building or structure in which the facility is located.

SEC. 6.SEC. 5.

 Section 423.2 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

423.2.
 Every person who, except a parent or guardian acting towards his or her  their  minor child or ward, commits any of the following acts shall be subject to the punishment specified in Section 423.3.
(a) By force, threat of force, or physical obstruction that is a crime of violence, intentionally injures, intimidates, interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate, or interfere with, any person or entity because that person or entity is a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant, or in order to intimidate any a  person or entity, or any a  class of persons or entities, or  from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant.
(b) By force, threat of force, or physical obstruction that is a crime of violence, intentionally injures, intimidates, interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate, or interfere with any a  person lawfully exercising or seeking to exercise the First Amendment right of religious freedom at a place of religious worship.
(c) By nonviolent physical obstruction, intentionally injures, intimidates, or interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate, or interfere with, any person or entity because that person or entity is a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant, or in order to intimidate any person or entity, or any class of persons or entities, from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant.
(d) By nonviolent physical obstruction, intentionally injures, intimidates, or interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate, or interfere with, any a  person lawfully exercising or seeking to exercise the First Amendment right of religious freedom at a place of religious worship.
(e) Intentionally damages or destroys the property of a person, entity, or facility, or attempts to do so, because the person, entity, or facility is a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, assistant, or facility.
(f) Intentionally damages or destroys the property of a place of religious worship.
(g) Within 100 feet of the entrance to, or within, a reproductive health services facility, intentionally videotapes, films, photographs, or records by electronic means, a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant without that person’s consent with the specific intent to intimidate the person because that person is a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant, or with specific intent to intimidate the person from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant, and thereby causes the person to be intimidated.
(h) In any manner or forum, including, but not limited to, internet websites and social media, intentionally discloses or distributes a videotape, film, photograph, or recording knowing it was obtained in violation of subdivision (g) with the specific intent to intimidate the person, because that person is a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant, or with the specific intent to intimidate the person from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant, and thereby causes the person to be intimidated. For purposes of this subdivision, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos or still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or internet website profiles or locations.

SEC. 7.SEC. 6.

 Section 423.3 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

423.3.
 (a) A first violation of subdivision (c) or (d) (c), (d), (g), or (h)  of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months and one year, or  a fine not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000). ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both that fine and imprisonment. 
(b) A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (c) or (d) (c), (d), (g), or (h)  of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor,  punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months and  one year or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or  a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000). twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment. 
(c) A first violation of subdivision (a), (b), (e),  (e)  or (f) of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than one year and year, or  a fine not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). ($25,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment. 
(d) A first violation of subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 432.2 is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not more than one year or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or a fine not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(d) (e)  A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (a), (b), (e), or (f) of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor,  punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of  not more than one year and  or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or  a fine not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). ($50,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment. 
(e) (f)  In imposing fines pursuant to this section, the court shall consider applicable factors in aggravation and mitigation set out in Rules 4.421 and 4.423 of the California Rules of Court, and shall consider a prior violation of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 248), or a prior violation of a statute of another jurisdiction that would constitute a violation of Section 423.2 or of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994, to be a prior violation of Section 423.2.
(f) (g)  This title establishes concurrent state jurisdiction over conduct that is also prohibited by the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 248), which provides for more severe  misdemeanor penalties for first violations and felony-misdemeanor penalties for second and subsequent violations. State law enforcement agencies and prosecutors shall cooperate with federal authorities in the prevention, apprehension, and prosecution of these crimes, and shall seek federal prosecutions when appropriate.
(g) (h)  No person shall be convicted under this article for conduct in violation of Section 423.2 that was done on a particular occasion where the identical conduct on that occasion was the basis for a conviction of that person under the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 248).
(i) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 423.3 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

423.3.
 (a) A first violation of subdivision (c), (d), (g), or (h) of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than one year, or a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both that fine and imprisonment.
(b) A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (c), (d), (g), or (h) of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed more than one year, or a fine not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(c) A first violation of subdivision (a), (b), (e), or (f) of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed more than one year, or a fine not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(d) A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (a), (b), (e), or (f) of Section 423.2 is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed more than one year, or a fine not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(e) In imposing fines pursuant to this section, the court shall consider applicable factors in aggravation and mitigation set out in Rules 4.421 and 4.423 of the California Rules of Court, and shall consider a prior violation of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 248), or a prior violation of a statute of another jurisdiction that would constitute a violation of Section 423.2 or of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994, to be a prior violation of Section 423.2.
(f) This title establishes concurrent state jurisdiction over conduct that is also prohibited by the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 248), which provides for misdemeanor penalties for first violations and felony-misdemeanor penalties for second and subsequent violations. State law enforcement agencies and prosecutors shall cooperate with federal authorities in the prevention, apprehension, and prosecution of these crimes, and shall seek federal prosecutions when appropriate.
(g) No person shall be convicted under this article for conduct in violation of Section 423.2 that was done on a particular occasion where the identical conduct on that occasion was the basis for a conviction of that person under the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 248).
(h) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2025.

SEC. 8.

 Section 13776 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13776.
 The following definitions apply for the purposes of this title:
(a) “Anti-reproductive-rights crime” means a crime committed partly or wholly because the victim is a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant, or a crime that is partly or wholly intended to intimidate the victim, any other person or entity, or any a  class of persons or entities from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant. “Anti-reproductive-rights crime” includes, but is not limited to, a violation of subdivision (a) or (c) (a), (c), (g), or (h)  of Section 423.2.
(b) “Subject matter experts” includes, but is not limited to, the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, law enforcement agencies experienced with anti-reproductive-rights crimes, including the Attorney General and the Department of Justice, and organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the California Council of Churches, the California Medical Association, the Feminist Majority Foundation, NARAL Pro-Choice California, the National Abortion Federation, the California National Organization for Women, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, and the Women’s Health Specialists clinic that represent reproductive health services clients, providers, and assistants.
(c) “Crime of violence,” “nonviolent,” “reproductive health services;” “reproductive health services client, patient,  provider, or assistant;” and “reproductive health services facility” each has the same meaning as set forth in Section 423.1.

SEC. 9.

 Section 13777 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13777.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the Attorney General shall do each of the following:
(1) Collect information relating to anti-reproductive-rights crimes, including, but not limited to, the threatened commission of these crimes and persons suspected of committing these crimes or making these threats.
(2) Direct local law enforcement agencies to provide to the Department of Justice, in a manner that the Attorney General prescribes, all of the following on an annual basis:
(A) The total number of anti-reproductive-rights crime-related calls for assistance made to the department:
(2) (B)  Direct local law enforcement agencies to provide to the Department of Justice, in a manner that the Attorney General prescribes, any information that may be required relative to anti-reproductive-rights crimes. The report of each crime that violates Section 423.2 shall note the subdivision that prohibits the crime. The total number of arrests for anti-reproductive-rights crimes, reported by which subdivision of Section 423.2 is the basis for the arrest.  The report of each crime that violates any other law shall note the code, section, and subdivision that prohibits the crime. The report of any crime that violates both Section 423.2 and any other law shall note both the subdivision of Section 423.2 and the other code, section, and subdivision that prohibits the crime.
(C) The total number of cases in which the district attorney charged an individual with a crime that violates Section 423.2, including the subdivision that prohibits the crime.
(3) Beginning January 1, 2023, report to the Legislature on an annual basis the information collected pursuant to paragraph (2).
(3) (4)  Develop a plan to prevent, apprehend, prosecute, and report anti-reproductive-rights crimes, and to carry out the legislative intent expressed in subdivisions (c), (d), (e), and (f) of Section 1 of the act that enacts this title in the 2001–02 Regular Session of the Legislature.
(b) In carrying out his or her  their  responsibilities under this section, the Attorney General shall consult the Governor, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, and other subject matter experts.
(c) The Attorney General shall implement this section to the extent the Legislature appropriates funds in the Budget Act or another statute for this purpose.

SEC. 10.

 Section 13777.2 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13777.2.
 (a) The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls shall convene an advisory committee consisting of one person appointed by the Attorney General and one person appointed by each of the organizations named in subdivision (b) of Section 13776 that chooses to appoint a member, and any other subject matter experts the commission may appoint.  appoints.  The advisory committee shall elect its chair and any other officers of its choice.
(b) The advisory committee shall make two reports, the first by December 31, 2007, 2025,  and the second by December 31, 2011, 2029,  to the Committees on Health, Judiciary, and Public Safety of the Senate and Assembly, to the Attorney General, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The reports shall evaluate the implementation of Chapter 899 of the Statutes of 2001 and any subsequent amendments made to this title and the effectiveness of the plan developed by the Attorney General pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 13777. The reports shall also include recommendations concerning whether the Legislature should extend or repeal the sunset dates in Section 13779, recommendations  regarding any other legislation, and recommendations for any other actions by the Attorney General, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
(c) The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls shall transmit the reports of the advisory committee to the appropriate committees of the Legislature, including, but not limited to, the Committees on Health, Judiciary, and Public Safety in the Senate and Assembly, and make the reports available to the public, including by posting them on the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls’ Internet Web site.  internet website.  To avoid production and distribution costs, the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls may submit the reports electronically or as part of any other report that the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls submits to the Legislature.
(d) The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training shall make the most updated version of the  telecourse that it produced in 2002 pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13778 available to the advisory committee. However, before providing the updated  telecourse to the advisory committee or otherwise making it public, the commission shall remove the name and face of any person who appears in the telecourse as originally produced who informs the commission in writing that he or she  the person  has a reasonable apprehension that making the telecourse public without the removal will endanger his or her  the person’s  life or physical safety.
(e) Nothing in this section requires any This section does not require a  state agency to pay for compensation, travel, or other expenses of any advisory committee member.

SEC. 11.

 Section 13778 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13778.
 (a) The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, utilizing available resources, shall develop and update every two years  a two-hour telecourse on anti-reproductive-rights crimes and make the telecourse available to all California law enforcement agencies as soon as practicable after chaptering of the act that enacts this title in the 2001–2002 session of the Legislature. agencies. 
(b) Persons and organizations, including, but not limited to, subject-matter experts, may make application to the commission, as outlined in Article 3 (commencing with Section 1051) of Division 2 of Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations, for certification of a course designed to train law enforcement officers to carry out the legislative intent expressed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 1 of the act that enacts this title in the 2001–02 Regular Session.
(c) In developing the telecourse required by subdivision (a), and in considering any applications pursuant to subdivision (b), the commission, utilizing available resources, shall consult the Attorney General and other subject matter experts, except where a subject matter expert has submitted, or has an interest in, an application pursuant to subdivision (b).
(d) In addition to producing and making available the telecourse described in subdivision (a), the commission shall distribute, as necessary, training bulletins, via the internet, to law enforcement agencies participating in training offered pursuant to this section.

SEC. 12.

 Section 13778.1 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13778.1.
 Every law enforcement agency in this state shall develop, adopt, and implement written policies and standards for officers’ responses to anti-reproductive-rights calls by January 1, 2023.
SEC. 13.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, 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.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.