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SB-1298 Terrorist and Criminal Organization Investigation Teams.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1298


Introduced by Senator Stern

February 21, 2020


An act to add Title 15 (commencing with Section 14400) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1298, as introduced, Stern. Terrorist and Criminal Organization Investigation Teams.
Existing law requires the Attorney General to administer various programs to coordinate data relating to crime prevention and criminal investigation and prosecution, including, among other data, firearm ownership, criminal records, and missing persons.
This bill would require the Attorney General to create Terrorist and Criminal Organization Investigation Teams, to be located throughout the state, to proactively coordinate efforts to thwart terrorism activity and criminal opportunities before they occur. The bill would also require Department of Justice personnel to be trained on state and federal guidelines, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Title 15 (commencing with Section 14400) is added to Part 4 of the Penal Code, to read:

TITLE 15. Terrorist and Criminal Organization Investigation Teams

14400.
 The Attorney General shall, to the extent the Legislature appropriates funds for this purpose, create Terrorist and Criminal Organization Investigation Teams to be located throughout the state. The teams shall proactively coordinate efforts to thwart terrorism activity and criminal opportunities before they occur. Activity by the Department of Justice shall follow state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to, Part 23 of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Before starting work under this section, the department shall ensure that personnel have been provided training on these guidelines, including guidance regarding restrictions, limitations, and standards for targeting individuals, groups, and activities, and for security and retention of data obtained.