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                   Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary
                           Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair

                                           1022 (Nava and Cook)
          Hearing Date:  08/02/2010           Amended: 07/15/2010
          Consultant:  Jacqueline Wong-HernandezPolicy Vote: Public Safety  
          BILL SUMMARY: AB 1022 would establish within the Department of  
          Justice (DOJ) a director position for the purposes of assisting  
          law enforcement agencies with the timely search and recovery of  
          at-risk abducted children, maintaining up-to-date knowledge and  
          expertise of those protocols, best practices, and technologies  
          that are most effective for recovering missing children,  
          maintaining relationships with law enforcement agencies and  
          other entities responsible for the investigation of missing  
          persons, and providing oversight and maintenance of the state's  
          Child Abduction First Responder List.
                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
          New DOJ position                      up to $112      up to $208  
                up to $208       General                

          STAFF COMMENTS: This bill meets the criteria for referral to the  
          Suspense File.
          AB 1022 would require DOJ to establish a new director position.  
          This director would be responsible for coordinating California's  
          response to missing persons. The director would assist law  
          enforcement agencies with the search and recovery of at-risk  
          abducted children, maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise  
          of protocols, practices, and technologies for recovering missing  
          children in a timely manner.

          DOJ estimates that creating and filling this position will incur  
          a cost to the Division of California Justice Information  
          Services of $112,000 in 2010-11 and $208,000 ongoing. This bill  
          directs DOJ to utilize existing resources to the maximum extent  


          possible to create and fund this position. Any resources that  
          are used to pay a new director, in a newly-established, would  
          likely trade off with resources other DOJ activities. DOJ may be  
          able to shift some additional resources to this position, but  
          those will likely be minor.