BILL NUMBER: SB 1279	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  116
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  JULY 19, 2010
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  JULY 19, 2010
	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 1, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  JUNE 24, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 21, 2010
	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) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code, relating to sexually exploited minors.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1279, 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. The bill would provide that if the county
establishes this pilot project, the district attorney of the county
would be required, contingent upon local funding, to submit a report
to the Legislature summarizing the activities performed pursuant to
the pilot project. These provisions would be in effect only until
January 1, 2014.


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 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.

   (e) The District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles shall, on
or before April 1, 2013, submit a report to the Legislature that
summarizes the activities performed by the district attorney pursuant
to this section, so that the Legislature may determine whether the
pilot project should be extended or expanded to other counties prior
to the repeal of this chapter pursuant to Section 18259.10. The
report shall, at a minimum, include the number of sexually exploited
minors, if any, diverted by the program authorized in subdivision
(c), and a summary of the types of services and alternate treatments
provided to those minors. This report shall be contingent upon local
funding, and shall be required only if the County of Los Angeles
establishes a pilot project and the district attorney performs any of
the activities of the pilot project authorized by this chapter. The
report shall not include any information that would reveal the
identity of a specific sexually exploited minor.
   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.