Stop Data Regulations, California Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (AB 953)

The revised proposed Stop Data Regulations were released for public comment on August 1, 2017. The comment period closed on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The revised proposed Stop Data Regulations and supporting documents are posted below.


On October 3, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015. AB 953, among other things, enacted Government Code section 12525.5, which requires state and local law enforcement agencies, as specified, to collect data regarding stops of individuals, including perceived demographic information on the person stopped, and to report this data to the California Attorney General’s Office. AB 953 requires the Attorney General to issue regulations for the collection and reporting of this stop data. (Gov. Code, § 12525.5, subd. (e).)

Rulemaking Documents

The Department has drafted the following:

15-Day Public Comment Period August 1, 2017 – August 16, 2017

45-Day Public Comment Period December 9, 2016 – January 27, 2017

Documents Related to These Proposed Regulations:

Public Comments Submitted on the AB 953 Proposed Stop Data Regulations

Below please find the written and oral comments submitted by members of the public to the California Department of Justice on the proposed Stop Data Regulations during the first public comment period, which spanned from December 9, 2016 until January 27, 2017. The first document contains all written comments that were submitted, and the subsequent links provide the transcripts from the three public hearings held on the proposed regulations in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Fresno.

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Please note that we will not respond via email to comments about the proposed regulations. Per Government Code section 11346.9, subdivision (a)(3), all timely and relevant comments to the proposed regulations will be addressed in the final statement of reasons submitted to the Office of Administrative Law at the close of the rulemaking process.  If this is a question about the rulemaking process, we will respond within three business days.

Regulations: Resource Documents

For more information about the Office of Administrative Law and California’s Rulemaking Process, see Office of Administrative Law - California Code of Regulations