AB 1475

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Law enforcement: social media.


Existing law requires law enforcement agencies, departments, or entities to consider specified best practices regarding the downloading and storage of body-worn camera data, including prohibiting agency personnel from uploading recorded data onto public and social media internet websites, when establishing policies and procedures for the implementation and operation of a body-worn camera system. This bill would prohibit, except as specified, a police department or sheriff's office from sharing, on social media, booking photos of an individual arrested on suspicion of committing a nonviolent crime, as defined. The bill would require a police department or sheriff's office that shares photos or the identity of any arrested individual on social media to remove the information from its social media page if the individual's record has been sealed, the individual's conviction has been dismissed, expunged, pardoned, or eradicated pursuant to law, the individual has been issued a certificate of rehabilitation, or the individual is found not guilty of committing the crime for which they were arrested.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Apr 14, 2021


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 13). Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Mar 26, 2021


Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Mar 22, 2021


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Mar 11, 2021


Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on PUB. S. and P. & C.P.

Feb 22, 2021


Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021


Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
03/25/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

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