2009 California Penal Code - Section 11140-11144 :: Article 6. Unlawful Furnishing Of State Summary Criminal History Information

PENAL CODE
SECTION 11140-11144

11140.  As used in this article:
   (a) "Record" means the state summary criminal history information
as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 11105, or a copy thereof,
maintained under a person's name by the Department of Justice.
   (b) "A person authorized by law to receive a record" means any
person or public agency authorized by a court, statute, or decisional
law to receive a record.

11141.  Any employee of the Department of Justice who knowingly
furnishes a record or information obtained from a record to a person
who is not authorized by law to receive the record or information is
guilty of a misdemeanor.

11142.  Any person authorized by law to receive a record or
information obtained from a record who knowingly furnishes the record
or information to a person who is not authorized by law to receive
the record or information is guilty of a misdemeanor.

11143.  Any person, except those specifically referred to in Section
1070 of the Evidence Code, who, knowing he is not authorized by law
to receive a record or information obtained from a record, knowingly
buys, receives, or possesses the record or information is guilty of a
misdemeanor.

11144.  (a) It is not a violation of this article to disseminate
statistical or research information obtained from a record, provided
that the identity of the subject of the record is not disclosed.
   (b) It is not a violation of this article to disseminate
information obtained from a record for the purpose of assisting in
the apprehension of a person wanted in connection with the commission
of a crime.
   (c) It is not a violation of this article to include information
obtained from a record in (1) a transcript or record of a judicial or
administrative proceeding or (2) any other public record when the
inclusion of the information in the public record is authorized by a
court, statute, or decisional law.

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