Gang Database Technical Advisory Committee

CalGang and Shared Database Regulations

What to look out for

While the GDTAC meetings have concluded, more work continues to be done on finalizing the regulations for CalGang and Shared Gang Databases. To sign up to receive updates about the regulations and future public hearings, please send an e-mail to gangdatabaseGDTAC@doj.ca.gov

Below is a tentative timeline of the regulations process:

Date Action
May 10, 2019 Notice and regulations published
June 26, 2019 Public Hearing
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Office of the Attorney General
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
June 27, 2019 Public Hearing
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ziggurat Building
707 3rd Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Committee Members

Pursuant to AB 90, on January 1, 2018, the Attorney General established the Gang Database Technical Advisory Committee (GDTAC) to advise the department in promulgating regulations governing the use, operation, and oversight of shared gang databases. The composition of the committee is specified in the law, and must include the following members:

  1. The Attorney General, or his or her designee.
  2. The President of the California District Attorneys Association, or his or her designee.
  3. The President of the California Public Defenders Association, or his or her designee.
  4. A representative of organizations that specialize in gang violence intervention, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
  5. A representative of organizations that provide immigration services, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
  6. The President of the California Gang Investigators Association, or his or her designee.
  7. A representative of community organizations that specialize in civil or human rights, appointed by the speaker of the Assembly.
  8. A person who has personal experience with a shared gang database as someone who is or was impacted by gang labeling, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
  9. The Chairperson of the California Gang Node Advisory Committee, or his or her designee.
  10. The President of the California Police Chiefs Association, or his or her designee.
  11. The President of California State Sheriffs' Association, or his or her designee.

The current GDTAC Comittee members include:

Fernando Huerta, Martin Vranicar, Jeremy Thornton, Sammy Nunez, Helena Montes, J.D., Nelson Arriaga, Michael Scaffidi, Paul Carrillo, Detective Ryan Cooper, Chief Jarrod Burguan, Lieutenant Jim Considine.

Past Meeting Information