New Bill Will Help Prevent California Background Check Delays

Posted: March 15, 2022

New Bill Will Help Prevent California Background Check Delays

We have been following the delays in California background checks after the state began removing date of birth PII from their public access terminals in the courthouse and from online court records that are accessible to the public. While the legislation that prompted this (All of Us or None of Us. v. Hamrick) was designed to prevent identity theft, it has made things very difficult for consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), including Info Cubic over the past few months. As a result of the California legislation to remove PII from court records, there have been extensive delays, along with a massive backlog of requests in many California counties.

We have good news that might help alleviate the situation. A proposed new bill in California, Senate Bill (SB) 1262, would “require publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases to permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth, or both.”

We will be monitoring this situation as it continues to unfold, and we will communicate any updates with our clients. Please reach out to us at (877) 360-4636 if you have any questions regarding the delays in California.