BILL NUMBER: SB 1279	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 20, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Pavley
    (   Coauthor:   Assembly Member  
Swanson   ) 

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act to add  and repeal  Chapter 4.4 (commencing with
Section 18259.7)  to   of  Part 6 of
Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to sexually
exploited minors.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1279, as amended, Pavley. Commercially sexually exploited
minors.
   Existing law, until January 1, 2012, authorizes the District
Attorney of Alameda County to create a pilot project, contingent upon
local funding, for the purposes of developing a comprehensive,
replicative, multidisciplinary model to address the needs and
effective treatment of commercially sexually exploited minors, as
specified. Existing law authorizes the District Attorney of Alameda
County, as part of the pilot project, to develop protocols for
identifying and assessing minors, upon arrest or detention by law
enforcement, who may be victims of commercial sexual exploitation,
and to develop a diversion program reflecting the best practices to
address the needs and requirements of those minors. The district
attorney is also authorized to develop, offer, and provide a training
curriculum that would provide training for certain county employees
on the commercial sexual exploitation of minors in Alameda County, as
specified.
   This bill would authorize an identical pilot project for the
County of Los Angeles.  These provisions would be in effect only
until January 1, 2014. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the
development of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary model reflecting
the best practices for the response of law enforcement and the
criminal and juvenile justice systems to identify and assess
commercially sexually exploited children who have been arrested or
detained by local law enforcement.
  SEC. 2.  Chapter 4.4 (commencing with Section 18259.7) is added to
Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:
      CHAPTER 4.4.  SEXUALLY EXPLOITED MINORS PILOT PROJECT IN LOS
ANGELES COUNTY


   18259.7.  (a) The County of Los Angeles, contingent upon local
funding, may establish a pilot project consistent with this chapter
to develop a comprehensive, replicative, multidisciplinary model to
address the needs and effective treatment of commercially sexually
exploited minors who have been arrested or detained by local law
enforcement for a violation of subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 647
or subdivision (a) of Section 653.22 of the Penal Code.
   (b) The District Attorney of the County of Los Angeles, in
collaboration with county and community-based agencies, may develop,
as a component of the pilot project described in this chapter,
protocols for identifying and assessing minors, upon arrest or
detention by law enforcement, who may be victims of commercial sexual
exploitation.
   (c) The District Attorney of the County of Los Angeles, in
collaboration with county and community-based agencies that serve
commercially sexually exploited minors, may develop, as a component
of the pilot project described in this chapter, a diversion program
reflecting the best practices to address the needs and requirements
of arrested or detained minors who have been determined to be victims
of commercial sexual exploitation.
   (d) The District Attorney of the County of Los Angeles, in
collaboration with county and community-based agencies, may form, as
a component of the pilot project described in this chapter, a
multidisciplinary team including, but not limited to, city police
departments, the county sheriff's department, the public defender's
office, the probation department, child  protection 
 protective  services, and community-based organizations
that work with or advocate for commercially sexually exploited
minors, to do both of the following:
   (1) Develop a training curriculum reflecting the best practices
for identifying and assessing minors who may be victims of commercial
sexual exploitation.
   (2) Offer and provide this training curriculum through
multidisciplinary teams to law enforcement, child protective
services, and others who are required to respond to arrested or
detained minors who may be victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

   18259.9.  For purposes of this chapter, "commercially sexually
exploited minor" means a person under 18 years of age who has been
abused in the manner described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of
Section 11165.1 of the Penal Code, and who has been detained for a
violation of the law or placed in civil protective custody on a
safety hold based only on a violation of subdivision (a) or (b) of
Section 647 or subdivision (a) of Section 653.22 of the Penal Code.

   18259.10.  This chapter shall remain in effect only until January
1, 2014, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2014, deletes or extends
that date.