BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    



                                                                  AB 1738
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          Date of Hearing:   April 14, 2010

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                    AB 1738 (Tran) - As Amended:  March 23, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              JudiciaryVote:9 -  
          0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          Yes    Reimbursable: Yes

           SUMMARY  

          This bill expands the list of people who may receive a copy of a  
          domestic violence incident report. Specifically, this bill: 

          1)Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to provide  
            domestic violence incident reports to a victim's attorney and  
            members of the victim's immediate family.

          2)Provides that the information may only be furnished if the  
            victim's representative has written authorization signed by  
            the victim. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          There are no significant costs associated with this legislation.

           COMMENTS  

           Rationale  . This bill, sponsored by the Conference of California  
          Bar Associations, allows a personal representative or attorney  
          of a victim of domestic violence to access the incident reports.  
           In order to protect the victim's privacy, the bill requires  
          that the authorized representative can only be the victim's  
          parent, sibling, adult child or the victim's attorney.  The  
          representative must also have the written authorization from the  
          victim.  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081