AB 1022-Missing Child Coordinator

  • Establishes a California Missing Child Coordinator Team within the Department of Justice. The Coordinator shall:
    • Assist law enforcement agencies, at the rest of said agencies, with the timely search and recovery of at-risk abducted children;
    • Utilize existing resources and expertise within the Department of Justice to the extent possible;
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise of protocols, best practices and technologies that are most effective for recovering missing children in a timely manner.

AB 589-Sexual Predator Identification Act

  • The Department of Motor Vehicles shall issue a distinctive driver’s license or identification card, that displays a distinctive color or a distinctively colored stripe or other distinguishing characteristic, to persons required to register under Section 290 of the Penal Code. 

  • A person required to register under Section 290 of the Penal Code shall carry his or her driver’s license or identification card issued by the department at all times, outside his or her place of residence.

  • The department shall require an applicant, required to register under Section 290 of the Penal Code, to provide a current photograph and address verification for the original license or identification card, and for each renewal.

 AB 33-Peace Officers Missing Child Training Act

  • Require law enforcement agencies to adopt a checklist document for missing person investigations, establish guidelines on missing persons investigations, and utilize a missing person reporting form (by January 1, 2012).

  • Directs the Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Violent Crimes Information Center (VCIC) to create a list of possible suspects and provide that list to law enforcement, in the event of a suspected stranger abduction of a child.

  • Disseminate the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST)’s “Guidelines for Handling Missing Persons Investigations” via a DOJ’s bulletin and through the California Law Enforcement Website. 

  • Directs POST to update their “Guidelines for Handling Missing Persons Investigations.

AB 34 –Missing Child Notification Act

  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Notification Timeframe:
    • Upon the filing of a credible police report that an adult or child is missing, the law enforcement agency receiving the report shall, within 2 hours after the receipt of the report, transmit the report for inclusion within the California Violent Crime Information Center (CVIC) and the National Crime Information Center databases.
    • Current law requires NCIC/CVIC notification within 4 hours.
    • Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, approved by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush, provided additional missing children funds to states who implemented a number of new mandates – one of which was the updated, 2 hour timeframe.
      • To date, only Ohio has complied with federal law due to complexities in meeting mandates.
    • Florida has separately acted, as part of the Jennifer Kesse and Tiffany Sessions Missing Person Act in 2008 to require a 2 hour notification timeframe.
    • AB 34 is patterned after Florida’s measure (SB 502, 2008)
  • NCIC Notification
    • Federal penal code allows NCIC to provide information about missing children to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    • AB 34 will similarly allow the CVIC to provide information about missing children to California-based nonprofits.
    • Nonprofit organizations eligible to receive said information will be required to register with, and be screened by, the California Attorney General’s Office.
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