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        AB 1022 (Nava and Cook)
        As Amended  August 20, 2010
        Majority vote
        |ASSEMBLY: |     |(June 1, 2009)  |SENATE: |35-0 |(August 24, 2010)    |
                                   (vote not relevant)

        |COMMITTEE VOTE:  |5-0  |(August 26, 2010)   |RECOMMENDATION: |concur    |
        |Public Safety    |     |                    |                |          |

        Original Committee Reference:    ED.  

         SUMMARY  :  Establishes a position of director within the California  
        Department of Justice (DOJ) responsible for coordinating  
        California's response to missing persons.  

         The Senate amendments  delete the Assembly version of this bill, and  

        1)Require the DOJ to establish a Director position responsible for  
          coordinating California's response to missing persons.   
          Specifically, this position is required to:

           a)   Assist law enforcement agencies, at their request, with the  
             timely search and recovery of at-risk abducted children; 

           b)   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;

           c)   Maintain relationships with federal, state, and local law  
             enforcement agencies and other entities responsible for the  
             investigation of missing persons in the state; and,

           d)   Maintain records and make the Commission on Peace Officer  
             Standard and Training Guidelines for Handling Missing Persons  
             Investigations document available to law enforcement agencies  


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             upon their request.  

        2)Require the Director to use existing resources within the  
          Attorney General's Office to the extent possible to accomplish  
          the stated purposes.
        EXISTING LAW  :

        1)Requires the Attorney General (AG) to establish and maintain the  
          Violent Crime Information Center to assist in the identification  
          and the apprehension of persons responsible for specific violent  
          crimes and the disappearance and exploitation of persons.  

        2)Requires the AG to establish and maintain an online automated  
          computer system designed to effect an immediate law enforcement  
          response to reports of missing persons.  This information is  
          available to law enforcement agencies unless the reporting agency  
          requests the information not be released because it would impair  
          a criminal investigation.  

        3)Requires the AG to establish the Missing and Exploited Children's  
          Recovery Network.  This network consists of a computer system  
          which electronically transmits a missing child poster, containing  
          the name, personal description and picture of the mission child  
          to all state and local law enforcement agencies.  The AG shall  
          work in cooperation with the National Center for Mission and  
          Exploited Children to develop and implement a network that can  
          electronically interface with the National Network.  

        4)Requires the California Highway Patrol to activate the Emergency  
          Alert System where a child under the age of 18, or a person who  
          has a proven physical or mental disability, has been abducted and  
          is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.  

         AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill authorized the Ventura Unified  
        School District to deposit $10 million of the proceeds from the  
        sale of surplus real property, together with any personal property  
        located on that property, purchased entirely with local funds and  
        sold before January 1, 2005, into the general fund of the school  
        district and use the proceeds from the sale for any one-time  
        general fund purpose.

         FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Appropriations Committee,  
        the new DOJ position is up to $112,000 for 2010-11, up to $208,000  


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        for 2011-12, and up to $208,000 for 2012-13.

         COMMENTS  :  This bill was substantially amended in the Senate and  
        the Assembly-approved provisions of this bill were deleted.  This  
        bill, as amended in the Senate is inconsistent with Assembly  

         Analysis Prepared by  :    Milena Nelson / PUB. S. / (916) 319-3744

        FN: 0006806