BILL NUMBER: AB 2298	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Weber

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2016

   An act to relating to shared gang databases.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2298, as introduced, Weber. Shared gang databases.
   Existing law, the California Street Terrorism Enforcement and
Prevention Act (Act), and provides specified punishments for certain
crimes committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in
association with, a criminal street gang, as specified. The act
authorizes injunctions against specified gang activity, as provided.
The act defines a "shared gang database" as having various
attributes, including, among others, that the database contains
personal, identifying information in which a person may be designated
as a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate, or for which
entry of a person in the database reflects a designation of that
person as a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate. Existing
law requires a law enforcement agency, before designating a person as
a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate in the database, to
provide a written notice to the person's parent or guardian, if the
person is a minor.
   This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation requiring local law enforcement agencies to provide
written notice to an adult before making a gang designation and
entering the adult's personal, identifying information into a shared
gang database.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation requiring local law enforcement agencies to provide
written notice to an adult before making a gang designation and
entering the adult's personal, identifying information into a shared
gang database.