Bill Seeks to Alleviate the Slowdown of Criminal Background Checks in California

As a result of the decision in All of Us or None v. Hamrick, companies doing business in California can no longer rely on their background check companies to provide criminal record searches routinely for courts in various counties, including Los Angeles. In the case, the court of appeal emphasized the purpose of protecting the privacy interests of those involved in criminal proceedings. Senator Steven Bradford of the California State Senate (D-Inglewood) has introduced SB 1262, which will clarify the court of appeal’s opinion in Hamrick that caused California state courts to redact birth dates and driver’s license numbers from their indexes. The bill will permit searching and filtering of results based on a defendant’s license number of date of birth, or both.


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