(a) The Attorney General shall establish a communication network that allows the transmission
of requests from private service providers in California to the Department of Justice
for criminal offender record information for purposes of employment, licensing, certification,
custodial child placement or adoption. The communication network shall allow any entity that is approved by the department
to connect directly to the department.
(b) Users of the communication network shall undergo initial and remedial training
as determined by the department. Failure or refusal to comply with the training requirement shall terminate the connection
to the communication network until the training is completed. The scope of the training and the entities' level of participation shall be determined
by the department.
(c) Users of the communication network shall comply with any policy, practice, procedure,
or requirement deemed necessary by the department to maintain network security and
stability. Failure or refusal to comply shall terminate the connection to the communication
network until the department determines that there is satisfactory compliance.
(d) Users of the communication network shall only use hardware and software in relation
to or for connection to the communication network that is currently approved and certified
by the department, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
(e) Users of the communication network shall be independently responsible for securing
all hardware, software, and telecommunication service or linkage necessary to accomplish
connection to the communication network, once they are authorized by the department.
(f) The communication network shall be implemented by July 1, 2004.
(g) Nothing in this section is intended to authorize any entity to access or receive
criminal offender record information from the Department of Justice.
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