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PART 4. PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS [11006 - 14315]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )

TITLE 1. INVESTIGATION AND CONTROL OF CRIMES AND CRIMINALS [11006 - 11460]

  ( Title 1 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )

CHAPTER 1. Investigation, Identification, and Information Responsibilities of the Department of Justice [11006 - 11144]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1377. )

ARTICLE 6. Unlawful Furnishing of State Summary Criminal History Information [11140 - 11144]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1222. )

11140.
  

As used in this article:

(a) “Record” means the state summary criminal history information as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 11105, or a copy thereof, maintained under a person’s name by the Department of Justice.

(b) “A person authorized by law to receive a record” means any person or public agency authorized by a court, statute, or decisional law to receive a record.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1222.)

11141.
  

Any employee of the Department of Justice who knowingly furnishes a record or information obtained from a record to a person who is not authorized by law to receive the record or information is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 963.)

11142.
  

Any person authorized by law to receive a record or information obtained from a record who knowingly furnishes the record or information to a person who is not authorized by law to receive the record or information is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 963.)

11143.
  

Any person, except those specifically referred to in Section 1070 of the Evidence Code, who, knowing he is not authorized by law to receive a record or information obtained from a record, knowingly buys, receives, or possesses the record or information is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 963.)

11144.
  

(a) It is not a violation of this article to disseminate statistical or research information obtained from a record, provided that the identity of the subject of the record is not disclosed.

(b) It is not a violation of this article to disseminate information obtained from a record for the purpose of assisting in the apprehension of a person wanted in connection with the commission of a crime.

(c) It is not a violation of this article to include information obtained from a record in (1) a transcript or record of a judicial or administrative proceeding or (2) any other public record when the inclusion of the information in the public record is authorized by a court, statute, or decisional law.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 963.)

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