Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 1491 (Kuehl) today making that the second CALCASA supported bill to be passed into law this week. The bill serves to protect victims' identifying information by prohibiting the collection and disclosure of personal information by individuals or organizations who administer grants.
This bill would protect, among other things, social security numbers, business records, drivers license numbers, medical information, and credit reporting information. CALCASA supported the bill beginning early on and has continued to pursue it's passage on behalf of victims of violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or their children.
The passage of SB 1491 also marks the second success for CALCASA in partnership with Senator Sheila Keuhl (D-Santa Monica) who has been an outspoken advocate for ending violence against women. Senator Keuhl has worked with CALCASA on many pieces of legislation in the past and has been a consistent presence at CALCASA sponsored legislative activities. Please join us in thanking the Senator for her wonderful work!