Bill Introductions - Privacy

AB 75 (Hill): This bill would additionally make it unlawful for a nongovernmental entity to solicit funds or information by any of those means that contains an emblem or content that reasonably could be interpreted or construed as implying any federal, state, or local government connection, approval, or endorsement, unless the nongovernmental entity has an expressed connection with a federal, state, or local entity or unless the solicitation contains the specified disclosures and meets other requirements.  The bill would require the disclosures to be conspicuously displayed in specified locations, type, and manner.  The bill would increase the maximum criminal fine for a violation of these provisions to $2,500 and would authorize a person to recover specified damages resulting from a violation of these provisions.  The bill would delete the provisions requiring a business to include the contact information for a referenced governmental agency in an unsolicited mailing that offers to assist the recipient in dealing with the governmental agency.  This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

AB 392 (Alejo): This bill requires any writings related to an agenda item before the legislative body of a local government to be posted to its Internet website 72 hours before the meeting commences.  The bill would also repeals the current statute regarding information received less than 72 hours before a meeting.

AB 422 (Silva): Spot bill regarding the Information Practices Act which imposes limitations on the rights of state governmental to disclose personal information about a person.

AB 452 (Ma): This bill would expand stalking provisions to include installing GPS devices on cars without permission of the owner.  AB 452 would provide that a person who voluntarily uses the device knowing that it is being used to determine his/her location or movement is deemed to have consented to the use of the device.

AB 708 (Knight): This bill provides that the statute of limitation to file a criminal complaint regarding illegal hidden recordings (camcorders, motion picture cameras, photographic cameras) is one year from the date of discovery.

SB 24 (Simitian): This bill would require any agency, person, or business that is required to issue a security breach notification pursuant to existing law to fulfill certain additional requirements pertaining to the security breach notification, as specified.  The bill would also require any agency, person, or business that is required to issue a security breach notification to more than 500 California residents pursuant to existing law to electronically submit a single sample copy of that security breach notification to the Attorney General, as specified.  This bill would provide that a covered entity under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is deemed to have complied with these provisions, if it has complied with existing federal law, as specified.  The bill would also incorporate additional changes made by the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2009.

SB 33 (Simitian): Existing law provides for the confidentiality of financial records but does not prohibit various state and local officers and agencies from requesting information from an office or branch of a financial institution and the office or branch from responding to the request, as to whether a person has an account or accounts at that office or branch and, if so, any identifying numbers of the account or accounts.  This bill would make a technical nonsubstantive change to the above provisions.  The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act establishes procedures for the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of elder and dependent adult abuse.  The act requires persons, defined as mandated reporters, to report known or suspected instances of elder or dependent adult abuse.  Under the act, care custodians of elder or dependent adults and local law enforcement agencies are mandated reporters.  A violation of the reporting requirements by a mandated reporter is a misdemeanor.  This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws. It also would extend a subset provision.

SB 208 (Alquist): This bill would authorize restitution for expenses to monitor an identity theft victim's credit report and for the costs to repair the victim's credit for a period of time reasonably necessary to make the victim whole, as specified.  This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

SB 636 (Corbett): This bill would impose additional duties on Internet Service Providers by requiring them to remove any personal information from their websites if a participant of the Safe at Home Program (domestic violence or harassment victims) makes the request.

SB 859 (Padilla): This bill allows electrical companies or publicly owned electric utilities access to residential addresses maintained by the DMV for the purposes of tracking electrical vehicle charging points.