California Penal Code Section 832.16
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832.16. (a) On and after October 1, 1993, the Department of Justice
shall notify a state or local agency employing a peace officer, as
defined by this chapter, who is authorized by the employing agency to
carry a firearm, as to whether a peace officer is prohibited from
possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm pursuant to
state or federal law. If the prohibition is temporary, the notice
shall indicate the date that the prohibition expires. However, the
notice shall not provide any other information with respect to the
basis for the prohibition.
(b) Before providing the information specified in subdivision (a),
the agency employing the peace officer shall provide the Department
of Justice with the officer's fingerprints and other identifying
information deemed necessary by the department.
(c) The information specified in this section shall only be
provided by the Department of Justice subject to the availability of
(d) The notice required by this section shall not apply to persons
receiving treatment under subdivision (a) of Section 8100 of the
Welfare and Institutions Code.
Last modified: February 22, 2013