AB 465, as introduced, Maienschein. Youth sports: criminal background checks.
Existing law authorizes specified entities to receive state summary criminal history information from the Department of Justice. Existing law also requires mandated reporters, as defined, to report child abuse and neglect to local law enforcement.
This bill would require the department to provide state summary criminal history information to the director of a community youth athletics program, or his or her designee, for the purposes of screening volunteer or hired coaches and would prohibit a person from having access to minors as a coach or volunteer until the community youth athletics program has received and reviewed the state summary criminal history information. The bill would state that performing the required background check does not remove or limit the liability of a mandated reporter.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 11105.07 is added to the Penal Code, to
(a) In addition to furnishing state summary criminal
4history information to the persons and entities set forth in Section
511105 and subject to the requirements and conditions set forth in
6that section, the Attorney General shall furnish state summary
7criminal history information to the director of a community youth
8athletics program, or his or her designee, for the purposes of
9screening volunteer or hired coaches. No recipient may disclose
10the contents on the state summary criminal history information or
11provide copies of information. Information received shall be stored
12in a locked file, separate from other files, and shall only be
13accessible to the custodian of records.
14(b) A person may not have access to minors as a volunteer or
15hired coach until the community youth athletics program has
16received and reviewed the state summary criminal history
17information relating to that person. Violation of this subdivision
18is not a crime.
19(c) Compliance with this section does not remove or limit the
20liability of a mandated reporter pursuant to Section 11166.