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

Gang Databases

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Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Minnesota
North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina
Tennessee
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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/.

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.

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 Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.ncleg.gov/Laws/GeneralStatutes.

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-50.27A. Dissemination of Criminal Intelligence Information

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.

N.D. Cent. Code § 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.

S.C. Code Ann. § 16-8-320. Access to and Maintenance of Records of Criminal Gang Activity

S.C. Code Ann. § 16-8-330. Development and Management of Statewide Criminal Gang Database

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

Tenn. Code Ann. § 38-6-102. Criminal investigation division -- Criminal intelligence unit -- Investigations into domestic terrorism -- Emergency situation traffic stops.

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

Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.01. Definitions [Provisions Generally Applicable to Licenses]

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

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

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

Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 61.05. Unauthorized Use or Release of Criminal Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tex. Gov’t Code § 421.082. Powers and Duties

Tex. Gov’t Code § 508.227. Electronic Monitoring of Certain Members of Criminal Street Gang

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

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2241. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to establish information exchange program

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-186.6. Breach of personal information notification

Va. Code Ann. § 52-8.6. Criminal Street Gang Reporting

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

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

Wash. Rev. Code § 42.56.240. Investigative, law enforcement, and crime victims

Wash. Rev. Code § 43.43.762. Criminal Street Gang Database—Information Exempt from Public Disclosure


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