AB 173

Title: Public Safety.
Author: Assembly Committee on Budget

AB 173, Committee on Budget. Public Safety. Existing law prohibits the bringing or possession of, a loaded firearm or other specified weapon, to the State Capitol and legislative offices, as specified, punishable as either a misdemeanor or a felony.This bill would include the state office building located at 1021 O Street in the City of Sacramento within these prohibitions. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law outlines the procedures for agencies to follow in the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of personal information, as defined, in order to protect the privacy of individuals. Existing law generally prohibits an agency from disclosing any personal information in a manner that would link the information disclosed to the individual to whom it pertains. Existing law permits the disclosure of that information to the University of California or a nonprofit educational institution, under specified conditions.Existing law establishes a center for research into firearm-related violence, administered by the University of California, to research with a mission to provide the scientific evidence on which sound firearm violence prevention policies can be based, as specified. Existing law allows for the collection of various data relating to crimes and firearms, including, among other things, criminal history information, a database of gun violence restraining orders, and a database of firearm precursor parts purchases. Existing law makes the unauthorized furnishing of criminal history information a crime. Existing law, as amended by the Safety for All Act of 2016, an initiative statute approved by voters as Proposition 63 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, created a database of ammunition purchases and made that database confidential. Proposition 63 allows its provisions to be amended by a vote of 55% of the Legislature so long as the amendments are consistent with, and further the intent of, the act.This bill would name the center for research into firearm-related violence the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis. The bill would generally require that the information above be made available to the center and researchers affiliated with the center, and, at the department’s discretion, to any other nonprofit bona fide research institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as specified, for the study of the prevention of violence. The bill would require that material identifying individuals only be provided for research or statistical activities, and require that information to only be used for those purposes and would prohibit reports or publications derived from that information from identifying specific individuals. By providing access to criminal history information, the unauthorized furnishing of which is a crime, this bill would expand a crime and create a state-mandated local program. The bill would additionally require the Department of Justice to establish procedures for these requests, as specified.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sections 11106 and 28220 of the Penal Code proposed by Senate Bill 715 to be operative only if this bill and Senate Bill 715 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

Introduced. To print. 01/08/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee February 9. 01/09/2021
Read first time. 01/11/2021
Referred to Com. on BUDGET. 01/28/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on BUDGET. Read second time and amended. 02/17/2021
Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET. 02/18/2021
Assembly Rule 96 suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 17. Page 432.) 02/22/2021
Withdrawn from committee. 02/22/2021
Ordered to second reading. 02/22/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 02/23/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 56. Noes 18. Page 498.) 02/25/2021
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. 02/25/2021
Referred to Com. on B. & F.R. 03/11/2021
Joint Rule 61 suspended. (Ayes 30. Noes 9.) 09/01/2021
Senate rules suspended. 09/01/2021
(Ayes 30. Noes 9.) 09/01/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R. 09/05/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (September 7). 09/07/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 09/08/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 28. Noes 9.). 09/09/2021
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. 09/09/2021
Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 43. Noes 18.) 09/09/2021
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 18.). 09/09/2021
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m. 09/15/2021
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 253, Statutes of 2021. 09/23/2021

Bill Documents
AB 173 - Enrolled
09/13/21 - AB 173 (Enrolled)

AB 173 - Assembly Floor Analysis
09/08/21 - AB 173 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 173 - Senate Floor Analyses
09/08/21 - AB 173 (Senate Floor Analyses)

AB 173 - Senate Committee On Budget And Fiscal Review
09/06/21 - AB 173 (Senate Committee On Budget And Fiscal Review)

AB 173 - Amended Senate
09/05/21 - AB 173 (Amended Senate)

AB 173 - Assembly Floor Analysis
02/24/21 - AB 173 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 173 - Amended Assembly
02/17/21 - AB 173 (Amended Assembly)

AB 173 - Introduced
01/08/21 - AB 173 (Introduced)