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AB-1451 Crimes: obstruction of justice.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 146e of the Penal Code is amended to read:

146e.
 (a) Every person who maliciously, and with the intent to obstruct justice or the due administration of the laws, or with the intent to cause intimidation, harassment,  or threat to inflict imminent physical  bodily  harm in retaliation for the due administration of the laws, publishes, disseminates, or otherwise discloses the residence address or telephone number of  address, telephone number, license plate, or a description of the vehicle of  any peace officer, nonsworn police dispatcher, employee of a city police department or county sheriff’s office, or public safety official, or that of the spouse or children  immediate family  of these persons who reside with them, while designating the peace officer, nonsworn police dispatcher, employee of a city police department or county sheriff’s office, or public safety official, or relative of these persons as such, without the authorization of the employing agency, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) A violation of subdivision (a) with regard to any peace officer, nonsworn police dispatcher,  employee of a city police department or county sheriff’s office, or public safety official, or the spouse or children  immediate family  of these persons, that results in bodily injury to the peace officer, nonsworn police dispatcher,  employee of the city police department or county sheriff’s office, or public safety official, or the spouse or children of these persons, is a felony punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
(c) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Harasses” means to engage in a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes the person, and that serves no legitimate purpose.
(2) “Immediate family” means a spouse, parent, child, a person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree, or another person who regularly resides in the household, or who, within the prior six months, regularly resided in the household.
(c)  (3)  For purposes of this section, “public safety official” is  “Public safety official” has the same meaning as  defined in Section 6254.24 of the Government Code.
SEC. 2.
  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.