BILL NUMBER: AB 1022	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 23, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 18, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 8, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 29, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 14, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Members Nava and Cook

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to add Section 14201.8 to the Penal Code, relating to
missing children.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1022, as amended, Nava. Missing children.
   Existing law provides that the Attorney General shall establish
and maintain the Violent Crime Information Center to assist in the
identification and the apprehension of persons responsible for
specific violent crimes and for the disappearance and exploitation of
persons, particularly children and dependent adults. Existing law
provides that the Attorney General shall establish the Missing and
Exploited Children's Recovery Network which shall consist of an
automated computerized system that shall have the capability to
electronically transmit information pertaining to missing children to
all state and local law enforcement agencies, as specified.
   This bill would establish within the Department of Justice
 the California Missing Children Rapid Response Team
  a director position  for the purposes of
assisting law enforcement agencies with the timely search and
recovery of at-risk abducted children and maintaining up-to-date
knowledge and expertise of those protocols, best practices, and
technologies that are most effective for recovering missing children.

   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 14201.8 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
   14201.8.  (a) There  is   shall be 
within the Department of Justice  the California Missing
Children Rapid Response Team, which   a director
responsible for coordinating California's response to missing
persons. This position  is hereby established for all of the
following purposes:
   (1) To assist law enforcement agencies, at their request, with the
timely search and recovery of at-risk abducted children.
   (2) To maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise of those
protocols, best practices, and technologies that are most effective
for recovering missing children in a timely manner.
   (b) The  team   director  shall utilize
existing resources and expertise within the Attorney General's office
to the maximum extent possible to accomplish  its purposes
  the purposes specified in subdivision (a)  .