STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
(Orig. 07/2000; Rev. 02/2017)
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APPLICATION TO OBTAIN COPY OF
STATE SUMMARY CRIMINAL HISTORY
(HARD CARD FD-258)
CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE
Article 5. Examination of Records
11120. As used in this Article, "record" with respect to any person means the state summary criminal history information as defined in
subdivision (a) of Section 11105, maintained under such person's name by the Department of Justice.
11121. It is the function and intent of this article to afford persons concerning whom a record is maintained in the files of the bureau an
opportunity to obtain a copy of the record compiled from such files, and to refute any erroneous or inaccurate information contained therein,
11122. Any person desiring a copy of the record relating to himself shall obtain an application form furnished by the department which shall
require his fingerprints in addition to such other information as the department shall specify. Applications may be obtained from police
departments, sheriff departments, or the Department of Justice. The fingerprinting agency may fix a reasonable fee for affixing the
applicant's fingerprints to the form, and shall retain such fee.
11123. The applicant shall submit the completed application directly to the department. The application shall be accompanied by a fee not
to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25) that the department determines equals the cost of processing the application and providing a copy of the
record to the applicant. All fees received by the department under this section are hereby appropriated without regard to fiscal years for the
support of the Department of Justice in addition to such other funds as may be appropriated therefor by the Legislature. Any request for
waiver of fee shall accompany the original request for the record and shall include a claim and proof of indigency.
11124. When an application is received by the department, the department shall determine whether a record pertaining to the applicant is
maintained. If such record is maintained, the department shall furnish a copy of the record to the applicant or to an individual designated by
the applicant. If no such record is maintained, the department shall so notify the applicant or an individual designated by the applicant.
Delivery of the copy of the record, or notice of no record, may be by mail or other appropriate means agreed to by the applicant and the
11125. No person or agency shall require or request another person to furnish a copy of a record or notification that a record exists or does
not exist, as provided in Section 11124. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
11126. (a) If the applicant desires to question the accuracy or completeness of any material matter contained in the record, he or she may
submit a written request to the department in a form established by it. The request shall include a statement of the alleged inaccuracy or
incompleteness in the record, and its materiality, and shall specify any proof or corroboration available. Upon receipt of the request, the
department shall review the record to determine if the information correctly reflects the source documents, and if it does not, the department
shall make the necessary corrections and shall provide the applicant with a corrected copy of the record. If the accuracy of the source
documents is questioned, the department shall forward it to the person or agency which furnished the questioned information. This person
or agency shall, within 30 days of receipt of the written request for clarification, review its information and forward to the department the
results of the review.
(b) If the agency concurs in the allegations of inaccuracy or incompleteness of the record, and finds that the error is material, it
shall correct its record and shall so inform the department, which shall correct the record accordingly. The department shall inform the
applicant of its correction of the record under this subdivision within 30 days. The department and the agency shall notify all persons and
agencies to which they have disseminated the incorrect record in the past 90 days of the correction of the record, and the applicant shall be
informed that the notification has been given. The department and the agency shall also notify those persons or agencies to which the
incorrect record has been disseminated which have been specifically requested by the applicant to receive notification of the correction of
the record, and the applicant shall be informed that the notification has been given.
(c) If the department or the agency denies the allegations of inaccuracy or incompleteness in the record, the matter shall be
referred for administrative adjudication in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1, Division 3, Title 2 of the
Government Code for determination of whether material inaccuracy or incompleteness exists in the record. The department shall be the
respondent in the hearing. If a material inaccuracy or incompleteness is found in any record, the department and the agency in charge of
that record shall be directed to correct it accordingly. The department and the agency shall notify all persons and agencies to which they
have disseminated the incorrect record in the past 90 days of the correction of the record, and the applicant shall be informed that
notification has been given. The department and the agency shall also notify those persons or agencies to which the incorrect record has
been disseminated which have been specifically requested by the applicant to receive notification of the correction of the record, and the
applicant shall be informed that the notification has been given. Judicial review of the decision shall be governed by Section 11523 of the
Government Code. The applicant shall be informed of the decision within 30 days of its issuance in accordance with Section 11518 of the
11127. The department shall adopt all regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.