SB 505, as amended, Jackson. Peace officers: welfare checks: firearms.
Existing law allows a person to be taken into custody for a period of 72 hours for crisis intervention when probable cause exists that the person, as a result of a mental disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled.
This bill would, except when exigent circumstances exist, require a peace officer who is asked to check, or checks on, the welfare or well-being of an individual based on a concern that the individual is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, to first conduct a search of the Department of Justice Automated Firearms System via the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System to determine whether the person is the registered owner of any firearm.
By imposing additional duties on local peace officers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 5150.6 is added to the Welfare and
2Institutions Code, to read:
Except when exigent circumstances exist, if during the
4discharge of his or her policing and community care taking
5functions, a peace officer is asked to check, or checks on, the
6welfare or well-being of a person, and the inquiry is motivated by
7a concern that the person may be a danger to others, or to himself
8or herself, the peace officer shall first conduct a search of the
9Department of Justice Automated Firearms System via the
10California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, to
11determine whether the person is the registered owner of any
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
7this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
8local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
9pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
104 of Title 2 of the Government Code.