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

TITLE 12.2. California Firearm Violence Research Act [14230 - 14240]

  ( Title 12.2 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 24, Sec. 30. )

CHAPTER 3. Research by Other Institutions [14240- 14240.]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 253, Sec. 8. )


(a) The Department of Justice shall establish procedures to implement subdivision (t) of Section 1798.24 of the Civil Code to provide materials relating to individuals for research related to firearm violence. These procedures shall include, but not be limited to, requests for data and timely review of requests. At the department’s discretion, the information may be provided to any nonprofit bona fide research institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the purpose of studying the prevention of violence, following approval by the institution’s governing institutional review board or human subjects committee, when required.

(b) Material identifying individuals shall only be provided for research or statistical activities and shall not be revealed or used for purposes other than research or statistical activities. Reports or publications derived therefrom shall not identify specific individuals. Reasonable costs to the department associated with the department’s processing of the data may be billed to the researcher. If a request for data or letter of support for research using the data is denied, the department shall provide a written statement of the specific reasons for the denial.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 253, Sec. 8. (AB 173) Effective September 23, 2021.)

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