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CA AB 2645

Title: Electronic toll collection systems: information sharing: law enforcement.
Author: Tom Lackey

Summary
AB 2645, as amended, Lackey. Electronic toll collection systems: information sharing: law enforcement. Existing law prohibits a transportation agency, as defined, from selling or otherwise providing to any other person or entity, with certain exceptions, personally identifiable information of a person who subscribes to an electronic toll collection system or who uses a toll bridge, toll lane, or toll highway that employs an electronic toll collection system. Under existing law, a transportation agency is authorized to make personally identifiable information of a person available to a law enforcement agency only pursuant to a search warrant, except under certain circumstances. Existing law defines “personally identifiable information” for these purposes and provides that it includes, among other things, a license plate number.Existing law authorizes a law enforcement agency to request the Department of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to activate the Emergency Alert System within the appropriate area if that agency determines that a child 17 years of age or younger, or an individual with a proven mental or physical disability, has been abducted and is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death, and there is information available that, if disseminated to the general public, could assist in the safe recovery of that person. Existing law also authorizes the CHP, upon the request of a law enforcement agency, to activate various other alerts for missing individuals meeting certain criteria and alerts following an attack upon a law enforcement officer or a hit-and-run fatality.This bill, if the CHP activates one of the above-mentioned alerts and that alert contains a license plate number of a vehicle involved in the incident, would require a transportation agency that employs an electronic toll collection system to notify the CHP and the law enforcement agency that requested the alert upon identifying that vehicle with that license plate number using a camera-based vehicle identification system or other electronic medium employed in connection with the electronic toll collection system. The bill would also require those transportation agencies to review prior footage within a reasonable timeframe after an alert has been activated and notify the CHP and the law enforcement agency that requested the alert upon identifying the vehicle with that license plate number using a camera-based vehicle identification system or other electronic medium employed in connection with the electronic toll collection system. The bill would require the notification to include the time and location that the vehicle was identified. The bill would require the CHP, in consultation with those transportation agencies, to develop a standard protocol regarding the above-described notification, as provided. By requiring a local transportation agency to report this information, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.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, 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 the statutory provisions noted above.This bill would authorize a transportation agency that employs an electronic toll collection system to provide the date, time, and location of a vehicle license plate read captured by the system to a peace officer in response to one of these alerts.

Status
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2645 - 06/27/24 - Amended Senate
06/27/24 - CA AB 2645 (06/27/24 - Amended Senate)


CA AB 2645 - 04/03/24 - Amended Assembly
04/03/24 - CA AB 2645 (04/03/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2645 - 02/14/24 - Introduced
02/14/24 - CA AB 2645 (02/14/24 - Introduced)

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