Bill Text: CA SB1262 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Courts: indexes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2022-09-13 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m. [SB1262 Detail]

Download: California-2021-SB1262-Enrolled.html

Enrolled  September 09, 2022
Passed  IN  Senate  May 24, 2022
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 31, 2022

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1262


Introduced by Senator Bradford

February 17, 2022


An act to amend Section 69842 of the Government Code, relating to courts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1262, Bradford. Courts: indexes.
Existing law requires a clerk of the superior court to keep an index of any action or proceeding filed in the court. Existing law requires a separate index for plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions and for defendants in criminal actions.
This bill would require publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases to permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth, or both.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 69842 of the Government Code is amended to read:

69842.
 The clerk of the superior court shall keep indexes to ensure ready reference to any action or proceeding filed in the court. There shall be separate indexes of plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions and of defendants in criminal actions. The name of each plaintiff and defendant shall be indexed and there shall appear opposite each name indexed the number of the action or proceeding and the name or names of the adverse litigant or litigants. Publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases shall permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth, or both.

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