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                                                                  SB 1066
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          Date of Hearing:   July 2, 2014

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                   SB 1066 (Galgiani) - As Amended:  May 27, 2014 

          Policy Committee:                             Public  
          SafetyVote:7-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          Yes    Reimbursable:              No

           SUMMARY  

          This bill expands, revises, and renumbers several provisions of  
          law relating to missing or unidentified persons.  Specifically,  
          this bill:

          1)Expands requirements for postmortem examinations of  
            unidentified persons to a medical examiner, or other agency  
            that performs a postmortem examination or autopsy. 

          2)Expands provisions of law that requires specified information  
            related to the investigation into the identity of an  
            unidentified person be submitted, by a coroner, to DOJ within  
            45 days and 180 days, respectively, to apply to a police  
            department, sheriff's office, medical examiner, or other law  
            enforcement agency.

          3)Requires that the final report of the investigation into the  
            identity of the body or human remains of an unidentified  
            person include any homicide report, anthropology report,  
            fingerprints, photographs, and autopsy report.

          4)Applies existing "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) requirements  
            regarding a missing person under 16 years of age to persons  
            under 21 years of age, as specified. 

          5)Makes the Attorney General's (AG's)  Office database the  
            statewide database for dental or skeletal x-rays, and requires  
            the AG's Office to forward the information to the National  
            Crime Information Center) NCIC.  

          6)Recasts and renumbers numerous code sections, makes conforming  








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            cross references and technical amendments.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          1)Unknown, likely minor, non-reimbursable costs to local  
            entities for additional autopsy requirements related to  
            unidentified persons, as these examinations are discretionary.

          2)Unknown, potentially moderate, non-reimbursable local law  
            enforcement costs to expand BOLO-related requirements from  
            persons under the age of 16 to persons under the age of 21.

          3)Absorbable state GF costs to the Department of Justice for  
            expanded database requirements.


           COMMENTS  

           1)Rationale  . The author states this bill is "clarifying and  
            technical in nature" and is intended to make a series of  
            clarifications and minor expansions to statutes related to  
            missing persons. 

            According to the author, "This bill would extend requirements  
            that are applicable to missing persons under 16 years of age  
            to missing persons under 21 years of age. The bill expands  
            responsibilities and applies provisions in current law to a  
            police department, sheriff's office, medical examiner or other  
            law enforcement agency investigating the death of an  
            unidentified person.  The bill also requires the DOJ to serve  
            as a statewide repository for final reports of investigation  
            and to maintain dental records."

           2)There is no formal support or opposition  . 


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Geoff Long / APPR. / (916) 319-2081