PBSA and CDIA File Amicus Letter with California Supreme Court Regarding DoB Redaction
On Thursday, July 15th PBSA along with CDIA submitted an amicus letter to the California Supreme Court on behalf of our respective members in response to the case, All of Us or None of Us v. Hamrick.

The May 26th ruling from the California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District which removes dates of birth and driver's license numbers from public records has already impacted our members as well as employers, volunteer organizations, property managers, and the communities we live and work in.

In relevant part the Court of Appeal opined:
After considering the text, history, and purpose of Rule 2.507 [(Electronic access to court calendars, indexes, and registers of actions)], we agree that the rule prohibits the Riverside Superior Court from allowing searches of its electronic criminal index by use of an individual’s date of birth or driver’s license number. 
PBSA’s U.S. Government Relations Committee, Access Subcommittee, and Advocacy Committee came together several weeks ago to form a Date of Birth Redaction Task Force to address a similar and ongoing issue in Michigan – California was quickly added to the scope of the Task Force. The group has met daily to discuss, identify, and deploy a wide array of strategies in both Michigan and California to address the issues in both states. Late last week outside counsel was engaged to confirm that an amicus brief (letter) could be filed in this case which has been petitioned to the California Supreme Court. 

The significance of this issue resonated far and wide, enabling us to gather 22 organizations as signatories to date, including PBSA and CDIA: California Bankers Association, California Chamber of Commerce, California Credit Union League, California Financial Services Association, Checkr Inc., Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access, Electronic Security Association, Lyft Inc., Moco Incorporated, National Consumer Reporting Association, National Public Records Research Association, Public Records Retrieval Network, Security Industry Association, Southern California Rental Housing Association, Sue Weaver CAUSE: Commit to Always Using Screened Employees, The Monitoring Association, Tribal Gaming Protection Network, Uber Technologies Inc., Vector Security Inc., Western Burglar Alarm and Fire Alarm Association.

PBSA thanks the Date of Birth Redaction Task Force, CDIA, PBSA members who offered financial assistance for the brief, all of the above signatories, as well as the attorneys at Hudson Cook and Troutman Pepper who so excellently penned this brief on our behalf. 
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