Gang-Related Legislation by Subject
(Laws Updated Through December 2017)

Gang Databases

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Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Minnesota
North Dakota
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington

Arizona view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.azleg.gov/arstitle/.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3115. Forensics firearms identification system

California view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml.

Cal. Pen. Code § 186.34 (LexisNexis). ["Shared gang database; Definitions; Exemptions; Reporting requirements; Written notice required prior to inclusion in database; Information request"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 186.35 (LexisNexis). ["Appeal of gang member designation in shared gang database"]

Colorado view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/colorado-revised-statutes.

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 24-33.5-412 (LexisNexis). ["Functions of bureau - legislative review - interagency cooperation with reporting functions - processing time for criminal history record checks - computer crime - synthetic cannabinoids enforcement"]

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 24-33.5-415.3 (LexisNexis). [Colorado Bureau of Investigation: "Information on gangs - legislative declaration"]

Florida view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/.

Fla. Stat. § 874.09. Crime data information

Fla. Stat. § 985.047. Information systems

Georgia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.

Ga. Code Ann. § 16-15-11 (LexisNexis). ["Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database; uniform reporting format; confidentiality"]

Illinois view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp.

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 505/34.2. [Combat gang crime]

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2605/2605-305. Statewide Organized Criminal Gang Database (SWORD)

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2640/1. Short title [Statewide Organized Gang Database Act]

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2640/5. [Definitions: Statewide Organized Criminal Gang Database Act]

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2640/10. Duties of the Department

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2640/15. Duties of local law enforcement agencies

20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 2640/20. Interstate compact on gang information

430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 66/15. Objections by law enforcement agencies

730 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/3–5–1. Master Record File

Minnesota view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/.

Minn. Stat. § 299C.091. Criminal Gang Investigative Data System

Minn. Stat. § 624.714. Carrying of Weapons Without Permit; Penalty

North Dakota view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.legis.nd.gov/general-information/north-dakota-century-code.

North Dakota § 27-20-53. Children's Fingerprints, Photographs

South Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.php.

South Carolina § 16-8-320. Access to and Maintenance of Records of Criminal Gang Activity

South Carolina § 16-8-330. Development and Management of Statewide Criminal Gang Database

Texas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Index.aspx.

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.02. Criminal Combination and Criminal Street Gang Intelligence Database; Submission Criteria

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.03. Release of Information

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.04. Criminal Information Relating to Child

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.06. Removal of Records Relating to an Individual Other Than a Child

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.07. Removal of Records Relating to a Child

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.075. Right to Request Existence of Criminal Information

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.08. Right to Request Review of Criminal Information

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.09. Judicial Review

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.11. Gang Resource System

Texas Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.12. Database User Training

Texas Gov’t Code § 421.082. Powers and Duties

Virginia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode.

Virginia § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

Virginia § 52-8.6. Criminal Street Gang Reporting

Virginia § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Virginia § 66-3.2. Additional Duties of the Director

Washington view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/.

Washington § 43.43.762. Criminal Street Gang Database—Information Exempt from Public Disclosure


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