(a) Notwithstanding Section 44421, the commission shall take an appropriate adverse action on any credential holder who knowingly and willfully uses school records of pupil data in connection with, or implicitly or explicitly attempts to recruit a pupil to be a customer for, any business owned by the credential holder or in which the credential holder is an employee.

(b) The commission shall investigate allegations brought under this section in accordance with Section 44242.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 2002.)