AB 1195, as amended, Eggman. Public records: crime victims.
The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make public records available for inspection, subject to certain exceptions. The act specifically requires state and local law enforcement agencies to disclose certain information regarding an incident to a victim, or the victim’s authorized representative, unless certain conditions exist.
This bill would prohibit a state or local law enforcement agency from requiring a victim of an incident, or the victim’s authorized representative, to show proof of the victim’s legal presence in this country to obtain the information required to be disclosed by that law enforcement agency, as specified. For identification purposes, the bill would require a state or local law enforcement agency, if it requires identification, to accept certain forms of identification for a victim of an incident, or the victim’s authorized representative, to obtain that information.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
All matter omitted in this version of the bill appears in the bill as amended in the Assembly, April 9, 2013. (JR11)