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AB-1076 Automated license plate recognition systems: model policy.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/18/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1076


Introduced by Assembly Member Kiley

February 18, 2021


An act to add Section 15009 to the Government Code, relating to automated license plate recognition systems.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1076, as introduced, Kiley. Automated license plate recognition systems: model policy.
Existing law defines an automated license plate recognition (ALPR) system as a searchable computerized database resulting from the operation of one or more mobile or fixed cameras combined with computer algorithms to read and convert images of registration plates and the characters they contain into computer-readable data. Existing law imposes specified requirements on an ALPR operator and an ALPR end-user including, among others, maintaining reasonable security procedures and practices to protect ALPR information and implementing a usage and privacy policy with respect to that information, as specified.
This bill would require the Department of Justice to draft and make available on its internet website an ALPR system policy template for local law enforcement agencies. This bill would additionally require the department to develop and issue guidance for local law enforcement agencies to help them identify and evaluate the types of data they are storing in their systems, 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.

 Section 15009 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15009.
 (a) The department shall draft and make available on its internet website an ALPR system policy template for local law enforcement agencies.
(b) The department shall develop and issue guidance for local law enforcement agencies to help them identify and evaluate the types of data they are storing in their ALPR systems. This guidance shall include, but not be limited to, the necessary security requirements agencies should follow to protect the data in their automated license plate reader system.
(c) For the purposes of this section, “ALPR system” has the same meaning as defined in Section 1798.90.5 of the Civil Code.