Title 5.7. Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act of California Penal Code >> Title 5.7. >> Part 4.
This title shall be known and may be cited as the
Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act.
The following definitions apply for the purposes of this
(a) "Anti-reproductive-rights crime" means a crime committed
partly or wholly because the victim is a reproductive health services
client, provider, or assistant, or a crime that is partly or wholly
intended to intimidate the victim, any other person or entity, or any
class of persons or entities from becoming or remaining a
reproductive health services client, provider, or assistant.
"Anti-reproductive-rights crime" includes, but is not limited to, a
violation of subdivision (a) or (c) of Section 423.2.
(b) "Subject matter experts" includes, but is not limited to, the
Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, law enforcement agencies
experienced with anti-reproductive-rights crimes, including the
Attorney General and the Department of Justice, and organizations
such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the California Council of Churches,
the California Medical Association, the Feminist Majority Foundation,
NARAL Pro-Choice California, the National Abortion Federation, the
California National Organization for Women, the Planned Parenthood
Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California,
and the Women's Health Specialists clinic that represent reproductive
health services clients, providers, and assistants.
(c) "Crime of violence," "nonviolent," "reproductive health
services;" "reproductive health services client, provider, or
assistant;" and "reproductive health services facility" each has the
same meaning as set forth in Section 423.1.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the Attorney
General shall do each of the following:
(1) Collect information relating to anti-reproductive-rights
crimes, including, but not limited to, the threatened commission of
these crimes and persons suspected of committing these crimes or
making these threats.
(2) Direct local law enforcement agencies to provide to the
Department of Justice, in a manner that the Attorney General
prescribes, any information that may be required relative to
anti-reproductive-rights crimes. The report of each crime that
violates Section 423.2 shall note the subdivision that prohibits the
crime. The report of each crime that violates any other law shall
note the code, section, and subdivision that prohibits the crime. The
report of any crime that violates both Section 423.2 and any other
law shall note both the subdivision of Section 423.2 and the other
code, section, and subdivision that prohibits the crime.
(3) Develop a plan to prevent, apprehend, prosecute, and report
anti-reproductive-rights crimes, and to carry out the legislative
intent expressed in subdivisions (c), (d), (e), and (f) of Section 1
of the act that enacts this title in the 2001-02 Regular Session of
(b) In carrying out his or her responsibilities under this
section, the Attorney General shall consult the Governor, the
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, and other subject
(c) The Attorney General shall implement this section to the
extent the Legislature appropriates funds in the Budget Act or
another statute for this purpose.
(a) The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls shall
convene an advisory committee consisting of one person appointed by
the Attorney General and one person appointed by each of the
organizations named in subdivision (b) of Section 13776 that chooses
to appoint a member, and any other subject matter experts the
commission may appoint. The advisory committee shall elect its chair
and any other officers of its choice.
(b) The advisory committee shall make two reports, the first by
December 31, 2007, and the second by December 31, 2011, to the
Committees on Health, Judiciary, and Public Safety of the Senate and
Assembly, to the Attorney General, the Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training, and the Commission on the Status of Women and
Girls. The reports shall evaluate the implementation of Chapter 899
of the Statutes of 2001 and any subsequent amendments made to this
title and the effectiveness of the plan developed by the Attorney
General pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section
13777. The reports shall also include recommendations concerning
whether the Legislature should extend or repeal the sunset dates in
Section 13779, recommendations regarding any other legislation, and
recommendations for any other actions by the Attorney General,
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or the Commission
on the Status of Women and Girls.
(c) The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls shall transmit
the reports of the advisory committee to the appropriate committees
of the Legislature, including, but not limited to, the Committees on
Health, Judiciary, and Public Safety in the Senate and Assembly, and
make the reports available to the public, including by posting them
on the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls' Internet Web
site. To avoid production and distribution costs, the Commission on
the Status of Women and Girls may submit the reports electronically
or as part of any other report that the Commission on the Status of
Women and Girls submits to the Legislature.
(d) The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training shall
make the telecourse that it produced in 2002 pursuant to subdivision
(a) of Section 13778 available to the advisory committee. However,
before providing the telecourse to the advisory committee or
otherwise making it public, the commission shall remove the name and
face of any person who appears in the telecourse as originally
produced who informs the commission in writing that he or she has a
reasonable apprehension that making the telecourse public without the
removal will endanger his or her life or physical safety.
(e) Nothing in this section requires any state agency to pay for
compensation, travel, or other expenses of any advisory committee
(a) The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training,
utilizing available resources, shall develop a two-hour telecourse on
anti-reproductive-rights crimes and make the telecourse available to
all California law enforcement agencies as soon as practicable after
chaptering of the act that enacts this title in the 2001-2002
session of the Legislature.
(b) Persons and organizations, including, but not limited to,
subject-matter experts, may make application to the commission, as
outlined in Article 3 (commencing with Section 1051) of Division 2 of
Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations, for certification of
a course designed to train law enforcement officers to carry out the
legislative intent expressed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of
Section 1 of the act that enacts this title in the 2001-02 Regular
(c) In developing the telecourse required by subdivision (a), and
in considering any applications pursuant to subdivision (b), the
commission, utilizing available resources, shall consult the Attorney
General and other subject matter experts, except where a subject
matter expert has submitted, or has an interest in, an application
pursuant to subdivision (b).
(d) In addition to producing and making available the telecourse
described in subdivision (a), the commission shall distribute, as
necessary, training bulletins, via the internet, to law enforcement
agencies participating in training offered pursuant to this section.