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. Under existing law, the Attorney General is required to maintain a registry of specified information concerning the sale, lease, or transfer of firearms, and to include in the registry specified data provided to the Department of Justice.
begin delete would, except when exigent circumstances exist, and provided that sufficient identifying information is available or could be ascertained through reasonable efforts,
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 firstend delete 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 begin delete anyend delete firearm.
By imposing additional duties on local
begin delete peace officersend delete, 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 11106.4 is added to the Penal Code, to
Except when exigent circumstances exist, and
4provided that sufficient identifying information is available or
5could be ascertained through reasonable efforts, if during the
6discharge of his or her policing and community care taking
7functions, a peace officer is asked to check, or checks on, the
8welfare or well-being of a person, and the inquiry is motivated by
9a concern that the person may be a danger to others or to himself
10or herself, the peace officer shall first conduct a search of the
11Department of Justice Automated Firearms System via the
12California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, to
P3 1determine whether the person is the registered owner of any
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
24this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
25local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
26pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
274 of Title 2 of the Government Code.