The purpose of this webpage is to provide resources and information to federally recognized tribes regarding criminal background checks for prospective Tribally Approved Homes (TAHs) as a result of Senate Bill (SB) 1460 (Chapter 772 Statutes of 2014) and Assembly Bill (AB) 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015). SB 1460 amended Penal Code sections 11105 and 11170(a) and specifically added Penal Code section 11105.08 and Welfare and Institutions Code section 10553.12, giving federally recognized tribes and tribal agencies the ability to receive both state and federal summary criminal history and the authority to conduct their own background checks, including criminal and child abuse background checks of all affected individuals, for prospective TAHs. It also gave federally recognized tribes and tribal agencies the authority to evaluate and grant exemption requests.
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