AB 2221, as introduced, Block. Public records.
(1) The California Public Records Act requires state and local
agencies to make public records available for inspection, subject to
specified criteria, and with specified exceptions. The act
specifically requires state and local law enforcement agencies to
disclose certain information to the victim of an incident, including,
but not limited to, the name and address of another person involved
in the incident. The act also requires state and local law
enforcement agencies to disclose certain information regarding
complaints or requests for assistance and arrests, and excludes from
this disclosure requirement specified information about victims of
certain crimes. The act additionally excludes from disclosure certain
information contained in applications for licenses to carry firearms
submitted by peace officers, judges, court commissioners, and
This bill would specifically require state and local law
enforcement agencies to disclose the name and address of a suspect,
rather than a person, involved in an incident. This bill would also
revise the disclosure requirements applicable to state and local law
enforcement agencies relating to and about victims, including, but
not limited to, prohibiting the disclosure of identifying information
about a victim at the victim's request. This bill would add
prosecutors and public defenders to the list of professionals whose
firearm license applications are not fully required to be disclosed
as public records.
This bill would make technical changes to these provisions.
(2) 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
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
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.