AB-1857: Criminal history information: medical facilities. Rodriguez

Session Year: 2015-2016

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An act to add Section 13306 to the Penal Code, relating to criminal history information.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 1857, Assembly Member Rodriguez. Criminal history information: medical facilities.

Existing law requires a local agency to furnish local summary criminal history information to certain authorized agencies, organizations, or individuals, when needed in the course of their duties, and authorizes a local agency to furnish local summary criminal history information to certain other authorized agencies, organizations, or individuals, upon a showing of compelling need. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any person authorized by law to receive a record or information obtained from a record to knowingly furnish the record or information to a person who is not authorized by law to receive the record or information.

This bill would require a peace officer to disclose to staff at an acute care hospital if a person whom the peace officer has brought to the medical facility for treatment has a violent criminal history as indicated by the local summary criminal history information that the person could be a danger to staff at the hospital. By requiring local criminal justice agencies to provide this information and by expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Vote Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: yes

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

SECTION 1. Section 13306 is added to the Penal Code, immediately following Section 13305, to read:
13306.

(a)(1)Notwithstanding Section 13300, a peace officer shall disclose to clinically licensed staff associated with the care of the patient at a licensed general acute care hospital, as defined in subdivision (a) of subdivision 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, in a timely manner and prior to leaving the licensed general acute care hospital, if a person whom the peace officer has brought to the medical facility for treatment has a violent criminal history as indicated by the local summary criminal history information that the person could be a danger to staff at the licensed general acute care hospital.

(2)Information may be provided verbally by a peace officer.

(3)Information is only required to the extent the peace officer knows the identity of the person he or she has brought to the licensed general acute care hospital. An officer will only be considered to know the identity of the person he or she has brought if the person has a form of government-issued identification.

(4)The information required pursuant to this subdivision shall only be whether or not the individual has a violent criminal history, and not the specific local summary criminal history information.

(b)For the purposes of this section, a person shall only be deemed a person who could be a danger to staff at the hospital if his or her local summary criminal history information includes convictions within the past five years for violent offenses, including, but not limited to, homicide, rape, mayhem, and assault.

SEC. 2.

No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIIIB of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, 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 XIIIB of the California Constitution.

However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

Bill Version

March 28, 2016 - Amended in Assembly

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Rodriguez
February 10, 2016

Amended in Assembly

March 28, 2016

Votes

History

Date Action
03/29/16 In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
03/29/16 Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
03/28/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
03/15/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
03/29/16 In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
03/29/16 Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
03/28/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
03/15/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
03/29/16 Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
03/28/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
03/15/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
03/28/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
03/15/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
03/15/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
02/11/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.
02/10/16 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1857
Lead Authors: Rodriguez
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: -
Topic: Criminal history information: medical facilities.
31st Day in Print: 03/12/16
Title: An act to add Section 13306 to the Penal Code, relating to criminal history information.
House Location: Assembly
Introduced Date: 02/10/16
Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Committee Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/29/16 In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
03/29/16 Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
03/28/16 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
03/15/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

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