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POST Monthly Report

 

May 2018

 

POST CREATES NEW TRAINING VIDEO, USE OF FORCE:TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES

POST has released its newest training video, “Use of Force: Totality of the Circumstances.” The goal of this training program is to provide law enforcement with a depth of understanding and confidence in the foundational laws regarding the use of force. The video outlines a system for officers to effectively recognize when force can lawfully be used, and after the use of force, be able to recall and describe the circumstances that led to the decision to use force. The training is designed to increase the effectiveness of officers in recognizing when force can, or cannot, be used, as well as de-escalation factors. The video also suggests methods for recalling and articulating the totality of the circumstances under which the force was used.

Segments include:  Legal Standards; Resistance and Force Options; Totaling Up the Force Equation; Making a Good Movie; Telling Your Story for the First Time; and, Final Thoughts. The DVD-ROM video program offers group or individual trainee viewing modes, and includes a printable Use of Force Equation card (PDF) and printable instructor and trainee documents for either group-facilitated or individual instruction. The DVD was mass-mailed statewide in early May to training managers and training departments at law enforcement agencies in the POST Program.  Additional DVD copies may be ordered online using the POST Video Catalog.

For more information regarding the training video, contact Larry Ellsworth or Ronald Crook, POST Learning Technology Resources Bureau at (916) 227-2820 or (916) 227-3913.

TRAINING MANAGERS COURSE PRESENTED IN WINDSOR

On May 30 and 31, 2018, 23 students attended the 10-hour Training Managers Course presented by POST staff. The course was held at POST headquarters and primarily attended by newly assigned training managers from Solano and Napa Counties. Topics included POST regulations and legislative mandates, course certification process, resources on the POST Website, the Learning Portal and training videos, and agency compliance inspections.

Questions regarding the Training Managers Course may be directed to Senior Consultant Karen Lozito, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-0471.

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH ADVISORY COUNCIL (PSD AC) MEETING HELD MAY 8-9, 2018

The Northern California cohort of the PSD AC was held on May 8-9, 2018 at POST in West Sacramento. This meeting was the first PSD AC meeting held with a modified format, which reduced the number of meeting days by one, and separated northern and southern council members to be more efficient and reduce travel costs.  POST representatives updated council members on the status of the Basic Dispatch Academy, the Learning Portal, and entry-level testing. The group conducted a training needs assessment, reviewed a research project for feedback and direction, and updated the PSD strategic plan. The Southern California PSD AC cohort will review and continue the work of the northern council members when they meet in the fall.

Questions regarding the Public Safety Dispatch Advisory Council meeting, may be directed to Rosanna McKinney, Special Consultant at (916) 227-4828.

NEW PROCEDURAL JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES VIDEO ONLINE

POST is pleased to announce that a short, roll-call length “Procedural Justice:  Immigrant Communities” video is now available to view or download at the POST Website or on the POST Learning Portal.  Part of the “Did You Know?” series, the video expands on the four tenets of Procedural Justice (Voice, Neutrality, Respect, and Trustworthiness) and asks officers to consider why immigrants in their communities may have a different perception and reaction to law enforcement during interactions.

Questions regarding the new Procedural Justice video may be directed to Bureau Chief Larry Ellsworth, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-4895.

REVISED POST BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION MANUAL AND BACKGROUND TABS NOW AVAILABLE ON POST WEBSITE

The revised POST Background Investigation Manual: Guidelines for the Investigator (Manual) is now available on the POST Website. Revisions include incorporating changes to laws and regulations, updating guidance throughout the Manual, and modifying and relocating to the appendices the sample release/authorization forms, reference check letters/questionnaires and other relevant background investigation forms. The background tabs were also updated to reflect relevant changes. Bulletin 2018-14 (pdf) outlines the specific updates to the Manual.

The POST Personal History Statement (PHS) forms were revised in February.  Information regarding specific revisions to the PHS forms can be found in POST Bulletin 2018-02 (pdf).

Questions regarding the updates can be directed to Melani Singley, Personnel Selection Consultant, at (916) 227-4258 or to your POST Regional Consultant.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – STATUS OF CURRENT LEGISLATION

The following are bills in Legislative Session 2017-18.  Each bill would have an impact on POST operations, or be of significant interest to law enforcement partners. Note: updates were made on.

Bill # and Author Title and Summary Status of Bill

AB 3

Assembly Member Bonta

Firearms: age restrictions. GUT and AMEND 3/7/18

This bill would prohibit the sale or transfer of any firearm by a licensed dealer to any person under 21 years of age. The bill would also make conforming changes to age restrictions on the purchase of ammunition and the issuance of a serial number by the Department of Justice for an assembled firearm.

 

Introduced date: 12/5/2016

Status: Public Safety 3/7/18

AB 41

Assembly Member Chiu

DNA evidence.

This bill would require law enforcement agencies to report information regarding rape kit evidence, within 120 days of the collection of the kit, to the Department of Justice through a database established by the department.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2016

Status: Approved by Governor 10/12/17; Chapter 694.

AB 87

Assembly Member
Ting

Autonomous vehicles.

Under existing law, it is unlawful and constitutes an infraction for any person to violate, or fail to comply with any provision of the Vehicle Code, unless otherwise specified. This bill would provide that violation of this section is not an infraction and would instead, among other things, require the department to revoke the registration of a vehicle that is being operated in violation of those provisions. The bill would also authorize a peace officer to cause the removal and seizure of a vehicle operating on the public streets with a registration that has been revoked pursuant to these provisions and authorize the department to impose a penalty of up to $25,000 per day for each autonomous vehicle operating in violation of these provisions.

Introduction Date: 1/5/2017

Status: In Senate rules for assignment

AB 90

Assembly Member Weber

Criminal gangs.

This bill would make the Department of Justice responsible for administering and overseeing any shared gang database in which California law enforcement agencies participate, and would provide that commencing January 1, 2018, the CalGang Executive Board would no longer administer or oversee the CalGang database or the shared gang databases that participate in the CalGang database.

 

Introduced date: 1/9/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/12/17; Chapter 695.

 

AB 208

Assembly Member Eggman

Deferred entry of judgment: pretrial diversion.

This bill would make the deferred entry of judgment program a pretrial diversion program. The bill would make that a defendant qualify for the pretrial diversion program if he or she has no prior conviction within 5 years prior to the alleged commission of the charged offense for any offense involving controlled substances other than the offense that qualifies him or her for diversion, the charged offense did not involve violence, there is no evidence within the past 5 years of a violation relating to narcotics or restricted dangerous drugs other than a violation that qualifies for the program, and the defendant has no prior conviction for a serious or violent felony within 5 years prior to the alleged commission of the charged offense.

Introduced Date: 1/23/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/14/17; Chapter 778.

AB 210

Assembly Member Santiago

Homeless multidisciplinary personnel team.

This bill would authorize counties to also establish a homeless adult, child, and family multidisciplinary personnel team, as defined, with the goal of facilitating the expedited identification, assessment, and linkage of homeless individuals to housing and supportive services within that county to allow provider agencies to share confidential information, as specified, for the purpose of coordinating housing and supportive services to ensure continuity of care. The bill would authorize the homeless adult, child, and family multidisciplinary personnel team to designate qualified persons to be a member of the team and would require every member who receives information or records regarding children and families in his or her capacity as a member of the team to be under the same privacy and confidentiality obligations and subject to the same confidentiality penalties as the person disclosing or providing the information or records. The bill would also require the information or records to be maintained in a manner that ensures the maximum protection of privacy and confidentiality rights.

Introduced Date: 1/23/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/7/17; Chapter 544.

AB 264

Assembly Member Low

Protective orders.

Under existing law, the court is required to consider, at the time of sentencing, issuing a protective order, which may be valid for up to 10 years, in a case in which a defendant has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence or of specified sex offenses, restraining the defendant from any contact with the victim. Under existing law, contempt of a court order is a misdemeanor, as specified. This bill would require the court to consider issuing a protective order, which may be valid for up to 10 years, restraining the defendant from any contact with a victim of, or witness to, any crime for which the defendant suffered a conviction.


Introduced Date: 1/31/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/25//17; Chapter 270.

AB 270

Assembly Member

Restraining orders: witness.

This bill would require the court to consider issuing an order restraining a criminal defendant who has been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence from any contact with a minor who was not a victim of, but who was physically present at the time of, an act of domestic violence. The bill would provide that the minor, under those circumstances, is a witness. The bill would make conforming changes relating to the stated intent of the Legislature. The bill would authorize a no-contact order issued for purposes of a minor witness to include, either at the time of sentencing or on subsequent application upon a showing of good cause at a noticed hearing, as specified, an order authorizing a family or juvenile court to make a subsequent order for safe and appropriate visitation with the defendant’s child who is a minor witness. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
This bill would require an order restraining the defendant from any contact with the victim or a minor witness under the above-described provisions to have precedence in enforcement over a civil court order against the defendant.defendant, except for an emergency protective order, as specified.

Introduced Date: 2/1/17

Status: Amended in Senate 7/3/17

AB 282

Assembly Members Jones-Sawyer and Bonta

Aiding, advising, or encouraging suicide: exemption from prosecution.

Existing law, the End of Life Option Act, until January 1, 2026, authorizes an adult who meets certain qualifications and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease to request a prescription for an aid-in-dying drug. The act, with some exceptions, provides immunity from civil or criminal liability for specified actions taken in compliance with the act. Actions taken in accordance with the act do not, for any purpose, constitute suicide, assisted suicide, homicide, or elder abuse under the law. Existing law makes a person who deliberately aids, advises, or encourages another to commit suicide guilty of a felony. This bill would prohibit a person whose actions are authorized pursuant to the End of Life Option Act from being prosecuted for deliberately aiding, advising, or encouraging suicide.

Introduced Date: 2/2/2017

Status: Amended in Senate on 3/15/18; In Senate Public Safety 3/15/18

AB 324

Assembly Member Kiley

Crimes: disorderly conduct.

Existing law provides that a person who uses a camera or similar device to photograph, film, or otherwise record an identifiable person under or through their clothing, for the purpose of viewing their body or undergarments for the purpose of sexual gratification, or to record an identifiable person who is in a state of full or partial undress in an area in which they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, without their consent, is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. This bill would eliminate the requirement that the recorded person in either of these circumstances be identifiable.

Introduced Date: 2/7/2017

Status: In Senate Public Safety Committee 7/17/17

AB 334

Assembly Member Cooper

Sexual assault.

Existing law provides that in a civil action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of domestic violence, the time for commencement of the action shall be the later of within 3 years from the date of the last act of domestic violence by the defendant against the plaintiff or within 3 years from the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that an injury or illness resulted from an act of domestic violence by the defendant against the plaintiff. This bill would additionally make these provisions applicable to a civil action for damages suffered as a result of sexual assault, as defined. The bill would also increase the time for commencement of the action to the later of within 10 years from the date of the last act of domestic violence or sexual assault by the defendant against the plaintiff or within 10 years from the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that an injury or illness resulted from an act of domestic violence or sexual assault by the defendant against the plaintiff.

Introduced Date: 2/7/2017

Status: In Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 372

Assembly Member Stone

Domestic violence: probation.

Existing law specifies that the terms of probation granted to a person who has been convicted of domestic violence are required to include, among other things, successful completion of a batterer’s program, as defined, or, if such a program is not available, another appropriate counseling program designated by the court, for a period of not less than one year. Existing law provides for the approval of batterer’s programs by the probation department and requires the goal of a batterer’s program to be stopping domestic violence. This bill would require the goal of a batterer’s program to be stopping domestic violence through the use of evidence-based or promising practice programs that reduce recidivism. The bill would also state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that reforms the current 52-week domestic violence batterer intervention programs.

Introduced Date: 2/9/2017

Status: In Senate Public Safety Committee 7/11/17

AB 381

Assembly Member Calderon

Vehicle registration: Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program: establishment.

Existing law generally prohibits a person from driving, moving, or leaving upon a highway or in an offstreet public parking facility a vehicle, unless it is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the appropriate fees have been paid. This bill would establish and require the department to administer the Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program. The program would allow a person at the time of the original or renewal of registration of a vehicle to voluntarily indicate that a driver of the vehicle may be deaf or hard of hearing and further allow a peace officer to access that information when accessing other information about the vehicle. The department would be prohibited from indicating, in any manner, the information provided pursuant to the program on a driver’s license, certificate of ownership, registration card, or license plate.

Introduced Date: 2/9/2017

Status: Vetoed by Governor 10/5/17.

AB 413

Assembly Member Eggman

Confidential communications: domestic violence.

Existing law makes it a crime, subject to specified exemptions, for a person to intentionally eavesdrop upon or record a confidential communication by means of an electronic amplifying or recording device without the consent of all parties to the confidential communication. Existing law exempts from the prohibition the recording of a confidential communication made for the purpose of obtaining evidence reasonably believed to relate to the commission by another party to the communication of certain crimes, including any felony involving violence against the person making the recording. Existing law also allows a judge to include a provision in a domestic violence restraining order permitting a victim of domestic violence to record any prohibited communication made to him or her by the perpetrator. This bill would allow a party to a confidential communication to record the communication for the purpose of obtaining evidence reasonably believed to relate to domestic violence, as specified.

Introduced Date: 2/9/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/1/17; Chapter 191.

AB 424

Assembly Member McCarty

 

 

Possession of a firearm in a school zone.

Existing law makes it a crime to possess a firearm in a place that the person knows, or reasonably should know, is a school zone, unless it is with the written permission of the school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority. This bill would delete the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/9/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/14/17; Chapter 779.

AB 459

Assembly Member Chau

Public records: body-worn cameras.

This bill would exempt video and audio files from a body-worn camera created by a peace officer of a state or local law enforcement agency that depict any victim of rape, incest, domestic violence, or child abuse from disclosure pursuant to the act, unless the victim or victims depicted provide express written consent.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/26/17; Chapter 291.

AB 462

Assembly Member Thurmond

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission: wage information data access.

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to authorize the commission to receive information held by other state agencies, as it relates to outcomes established under the MHSA or adopted by the commission under the MHSA for the purposes of monitoring those outcomes and improving the mental health system. The bill would authorize the Director of Employment Development to share information to enable the commission to receive quarterly wage data to assist the commission in fulfilling its duties under the MHSA.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/02/17; Chapter 403.

AB 493

Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer

Crime: victims and witnesses: immigration violations.

Existing law prohibits a peace officer from detaining an individual exclusively for any actual or suspected immigration violation or reporting or turning the individual over to federal immigration authorities whenever an individual who is a victim of or witness to a hate crime, as defined, or who otherwise can give evidence in a hate crime investigation, is not charged with or convicted of committing any crime under state law. This bill would enact a prohibition similar to the one described above that would be applicable whenever an individual is a victim of or witness to a crime, or otherwise can give evidence in a criminal investigation, without regard to whether the crime is a hate crime.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/1/17; Chapter 194.

AB 512

Assembly Member Rodriguez

Public employees’ retirement: safety members: industrial disability retirement.

The Public Employees’ Retirement Law, until January 1, 2018, provides a state safety member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System who retires for industrial disability a retirement benefit equal to the greatest amount resulting from 3 possible calculations. In this regard, the benefit amount is based on an actuarially reduced service retirement, a service retirement allowance, if the member is qualified, or 50% of his or her final compensation, plus an annuity purchased with his or her accumulated contributions, if any. Existing law establishes the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, which is appropriated continuously for various purposes, including the payment of benefits. This bill would delete the repeal of these provisions, thereby extending them indefinitely. By providing that a continuously appropriated fund may be spent for a new purpose, this bill would make an appropriation. The bill would also make a statement of legislative findings.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/15/17; Chapter 841.

AB 530

Assembly Member Cooper

Public employment: collective bargaining: peace officers.

Existing law establishes the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) in state government as a means of resolving disputes and enforcing the statutory duties and rights of employers and employees under the Educational Employment Relations Act, the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, the Ralph C. Dills Act, and the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act. Existing law includes within PERB’s jurisdiction resolving disputes alleging violation of rules and regulations adopted by a public agency, as defined, concerning unit determinations, representations, recognition, and elections, as specified. This bill would expand the jurisdiction of PERB to include resolving disputes and statutory duties and rights of persons who are peace officers, as defined.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Vetoed by Governor 10/14/17.

 

AB 533

Assembly Member Holden

Off-highway motor vehicles.

Existing law makes it a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail, as specified, or by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500, or by both that imprisonment and fine, to drive an off-highway motor vehicle with a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of other persons or property. This bill would change the potential fine amount applicable to this offense to not less than $145 nor more than $500.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: In Senate Transportation and Housing Committee 7/10/17

AB 539

Assembly Member Acosta

Search warrants.

Existing law defines the crime of disorderly conduct as including, among other things, actions involving the use of an instrumentality to view the interior of specified rooms with the intent to invade the privacy of individuals, the use of specified devices to secretly videotape film, photograph, or record an identifiable person either under or through their clothing, for purposes of viewing the body or undergarments, or in a state of full or partial undress, as specified, and the distribution of images of intimate body parts of another identifiable person, or an image of the person engaged in specified acts, as specified. This bill would authorize a search warrant to be issued on the grounds that the property or things to be seized consist of evidence that tends to show that a violation of the above described crime of disorderly conduct has occurred or is occurring.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/28/17; Chapter 342.

AB 578

Assembly Member Reyes

Threatening a witness: threats to report immigration status.

This bill would include in the list of circumstances that make threatening a witness or victim a felony a threat to report the immigration status or suspected immigration status of a crime victim or witness, or of a victim’s or witness’ family member or relative. By increasing the penalty for a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/14/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee on suspense file 07/10/17

AB 585

Assembly Member Gipson

Public officers.

Existing law provides that a sheriff’s or police security officer is a public officer whose duties are limited to the physical security of properties owned, operated, controlled, or administered by the county or city, or any municipality or special district contracting for police services from the county or city, and other necessary duties, as specified. Existing law provides that a sheriff’s or police security officer is not a peace officer and may not exercise the powers of arrest of a peace officer, but may issue citations for infractions and may carry or possess a firearm, baton, and other safety equipment and weapons authorized by the sheriff or police chief, as specified. Existing law requires each sheriff’s or police security officer to satisfactorily complete a specified course of training prior to being assigned to perform his or her duties. This bill would provide, for purposes of those provisions, that a police security officer includes an officer employed by a police division that is within a city department and that operates independently of the city police department commanded by the police chief of a city. By imposing additional training requirements for employees of local entities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/14/2017

Status: Approved by Governor Chapter 107, 6/24/17

AB 623

Assembly Member Rodriguez

Autonomous vehicles: accident reporting.

This bill would also require the operator of an autonomous vehicle who is involved in an accident that results in damage to the property of any one person in excess of $1,000, or in bodily injury, or in the death of a person, to make that report. The bill would require a traffic collision report prepared by a member of the Department of the California Highway Patrol or any other peace officer to specify if an autonomous vehicle was involved in the traffic collision in any manner. Because a violation of the bill’s reporting requirement would be an infraction, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Introduced date: 2/14/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee 7/13/17

AB 693

Assembly Member Irwin

Firearms.

This bill would exempt the loan of a firearm from the requirement that the transaction be conducted through a dealer if the loan is made to a student enrolled in the course of basic training prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or any other course certified by the commission, for purposes of participation in the course. This bill would make the prohibition on large-capacity magazines inapplicable to the sale, gift, or loan of a large-capacity magazine to a student enrolled in the course of basic training prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or any other course certified by the commission, nor to the possession of, or purchase by, the student, for purposes of participation in the course during his or her period of enrollment.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/14/17; Chapter 783.

AB 702

Assembly Member Lackey

Driving under the influence: chemical tests.

This bill would increase, as specified, the additional penalties that a court is required to impose if the person convicted of violating specified DUI offenses who willfully refused to complete a breath test at the time of arrest has previously been convicted of specified DUI offenses. Because this bill would increase a person’s term in a county jail, as specified, if the person has previously been convicted of a specified DUI offense, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would change the provision described above to no longer require a court to consider a person’s refusal to take a chemical test as a special factor.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee on suspense file 07/17/17

AB 721

Assembly Member Bigelow

Firearms: prohibited firearms.

Existing law prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, or possession in the state of short-barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns, as defined. Existing law authorizes certain government entities and certain peace officers to purchase and possess these firearms under certain circumstances, as specified. This bill would add district attorney’s offices and peace officer members of these offices to the specified entities and persons authorized to purchase and possess these weapons under specified circumstances.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2017

Status: in Senate Appropriations Committee 7/11/17

AB 748

Assembly Member Ting

Peace officers: body-worn cameras.

This bill would require each department or agency that employs peace officers and that elects to require those peace officers to wear body-worn cameras to develop a policy setting forth the procedures for, and limitations on, public access to recordings taken by body-worn cameras, as specified. The bill would require the department or agency to conspicuously post the policy on its Internet Website.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2017

Status: In Senate Judiciary Committee 8/23/17

AB 948

Assembly Member Bonta

Marijuana.

Existing law, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, establishes a program for the licensing and regulation of medical cannabis. Existing law, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016, added by the approval of Proposition 64 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, authorizes the consumption of nonmedical marijuana by persons over 21 years of age and provides for the licensure and regulation of certain commercial nonmedical marijuana activities. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to marijuana.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee 9/1/17

AB 953

Assembly Member Baker

Protective orders: personal information of minors.

This bill would authorize a minor or a minor’s guardian to petition the court to keep all information regarding the minor obtained when issuing a protective order under either of the above provisions, including, but not limited to, the minor’s name, address, and the circumstances surrounding the protective order with respect to that minor, in a confidential case file. The bill would authorize the court to order that information be kept confidential if the court expressly finds that, among other things, the minor’s right to privacy overcomes the right of public access to the information and no less restrictive means exist to protect the minor’s privacy. If the request is granted, the bill would prohibit that information from becoming part of the public file in that proceeding or any other civil proceeding. The bill would make it a contempt of court to disclose or misuse the confidential information and would require the notice served on the respondent to identify the specific information that is confidential and the penalty for disclosure or misuse of that information. The bill would authorize confidential information to be made available to law enforcement, as specified, to the extent necessary and only for the purpose of enforcing the order. By expanding the crime of contempt of court, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/30/14/17; Chapter 384.

AB 1024

Assembly Member Kiley

Grand juries: peace officers: proceedings.

Existing law permits a grand jury to inquire into all public offenses committed or triable within the county and present them to the court by indictment. If no indictment is returned, existing law allows the court that impaneled the grand jury to disclose all or part of the testimony of a witness before the grand jury to a defendant and the prosecutor in connection with any pending or subsequent criminal proceeding. This bill would require a court to disclose all or a part of a grand jury proceeding, excluding the grand jury’s private deliberations, if the grand jury does not return an indictment in a grand jury inquiry into an offense that involves a shooting or use of excessive force by a peace officer, as defined, that led to the death of a person being detained or arrested by the peace officer, except as specified.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/1/17; Chapter 204.

AB 1028

Assembly Member Bocanegra

Worker's compensation.

This bill would expand the coverage of the workers’ compensation provisions relating to specified compensable injuries to include peace officers employed by the police department of a school district. The bill would also make technical and clarifying changes. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature regarding those provisions.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Amended in Senate 6/19/17

AB 1029

Assembly Member Weber

Comprehensive school safety plans.

This bill would require the comprehensive school safety plan to be aligned with the school climate state priority and the local control and accountability plan. The bill would add to the list of members on the school safety planning committee one or more individuals with expertise in the social-emotional health of children and youth, as specified.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Vetoed by Governor 10/15/17.

AB 1034

Assembly Member Chau

Government interruption of communications.

The bill would require a government entity interrupting a communications service due to an extreme emergency situation to apply for a court order without delay, and if possible, to file the application within 6 hours after commencement of interruption. The bill would require the government entity, if it does not apply for an application within 6 hours, to apply within 24 hours after commencement of the interruption and include a declaration under penalty of perjury stating the reason for the delay. By expanding the crime of perjury, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/27/17; Chapter 322.

AB 1065

Assembly Members Jones-Sawyer, Cervantes, Ting, and Weber

Theft: aggregation: organized retail theft.

This bill would create the crime of organized retail theft and would make it a crime to act in concert with one or more persons to steal merchandise from one or more merchant’s premises or online marketplace with the intent to sell or return the merchandise for value, to act in concert with 2 or more persons to receive, purchase, or possess merchandise knowing or believing it to have been stolen, or to recruit, coordinate, organize, supervise, direct, manage, or finance another to undertake acts of theft. The bill would make these crimes punishable as either misdemeanors or felonies, as specified. By creating new crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would additionally establish the jurisdiction of a criminal action for theft, organized retail theft, or receipt of stolen property as including the county where an offense involving the theft or receipt of the stolen merchandise occurred, the county in which the merchandise was recovered, or the county where any act was done by the defendant in instigating, procuring, promoting, or aiding in the commission of the offense. The bill would also, if multiple offenses of theft or other specified crimes all involving the same defendant or defendants and the same merchandise or the same defendant or defendants and the scheme or substantially similar activity occur in multiple jurisdictions, establish that any of those jurisdictions is a proper jurisdiction for all of the offenses. This bill would allow a peace officer to retain a person arrested for a misdemeanor if there are unresolved failures to appear in court on previous misdemeanor citations or if he or she has been cited, arrested, or convicted for misdemeanor or felony theft from a store or from a vehicle 2 or more times in the last 180 days. By increasing the number of persons subject to detention at the county jail, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Amended in Senate 2/1/18

 

AB 1090

Assembly Member Cunningham

Marijuana use: location restrictions.

This bill would prohibit the possession, smoking, or ingesting of marijuana around a school, day care center, or youth center, as specified, regardless of whether children are present. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee 9/1/17

 

AB 1116

Assembly Member Grayson

Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services Act.

This bill would create the Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services Act. The bill would, for purposes of the act, define a “peer support team” as a local critical incident response team comprised of individuals from emergency services professions, emergency medical services, hospital staff, clergy, educators, and mental health professionals who have completed a peer support training course developed by the Office of Emergency Services, the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee, or the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training, as specified. The bill would provide that a communication made by emergency service personnel to a peer support team member while the emergency service personnel receives peer support services, as defined, is confidential and shall not be disclosed in a civil or administrative proceeding, except as specified. The bill would also provide that, except for an action for medical malpractice, a peer support team or a peer support team member providing peer support services is not liable for damages, as specified, relating to the team’s or team member’s act, error, or omission in performing peer support services, unless the act, error, or omission constitutes wanton, willful, or intentional misconduct. The bill would provide that a communication made by emergency service personnel to a crisis hotline or crisis referral service, as defined, is confidential and shall not be disclosed in a civil or administrative proceeding, except as specified.

 

Introduced date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate on inactive file.

AB 1136

Assembly Member Eggman

Health facilities: residential mental or substance use disorder treatment.

Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders for the protection of the persons so committed. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled, he or she may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody by a peace officer, a member of the attending staff of an evaluation facility, designated members of a mobile crisis team, or another designated professional person, and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Social Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate Health Committee 6/14/17

AB 1192

Assembly Member Lackey

Firearms: retired peace officers.

Existing law defines “honorably retired” for purposes of certain exceptions to the law involving the carrying of firearms by a retired peace officer. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to this provision.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate Public Safety Committee, 2nd hearing set 7/11/17, hearing canceled at request of author

AB 1227

Assembly Member Bonta

Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training Act.

Existing law authorizes a school district to provide sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education, as described, and authorizes the periodic conducting of in-service training of school district personnel relating to sexual abuse and sex trafficking. This bill would recast those provisions to instead require a school district to provide abuse, including sexual abuse, and human trafficking prevention education, and require the availability and periodic conducting of continuation training of school district personnel relating to abuse, including sexual abuse, and human trafficking, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill would amend the term “child abuse or neglect” to include human trafficking, as described. By increasing the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/7/17; Chapter 558.

AB 1254

Assembly Member Wood

Production or cultivation of a controlled substance: civil penalties.

Existing law, in certain circumstances, makes a person found to have violated specified provisions of law generally protecting fish and wildlife, water, or other natural resources in connection with the production or cultivation of a controlled substance liable for a civil penalty in addition to any penalties imposed by any other law. Existing law authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife to impose these civil penalties administratively in accordance with specified procedures. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee  9/1/17

AB 1298

Assembly Member Santiago

Public safety officers: procedural rights.

The Pubic Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights requires that certain conditions be met when any public safety officer is under investigation and subjected to interrogation by his or her commanding officer, or any other member of the employing public safety department, that could lead to punitive action. Existing law also governs the admissibility of testimony and evidence in these actions. This bill would require, when any public safety officer is under investigation and subject to interrogation by his or her commanding officer, or any other member of the employing public safety department, on the allegation of making a false statement, that any administrative finding of the false statement shall require proof based on clear and convincing evidence, including corroborating evidence. The bill would also prohibit witness testimony regarding a disciplinary hearing against a public safety officer from being received by telephone or any other electronic means.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate Public Safety 7/11/17

AB 1312

Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher

Sexual assault victims: rights.

This bill would require a law enforcement authority or district attorney to also notify the victim that he or she has the right to request to be interviewed by a law enforcement official or district attorney of the same gender or opposite gender, unless one is not reasonably available. The bill would prohibit a law enforcement official from discouraging a victim from receiving a medical evidentiary or physical examination. The bill would require the Department of ______ to develop a document, as specified, that explains the rights of sexual assault victims, including, among other information, a clear statement that the victim is not required to participate in the criminal justice system or to receive a medical evidentiary or physical examination in order to retain his or her rights under law. The bill would require a law enforcement official or medical provider to provide this document to the victim upon the initial interaction. The bill would also require a law enforcement official, upon written request by the victim, to furnish a copy of all law enforcement reports related to the sexual assault, as specified. The bill would require a prosecutor, upon written request by the victim, to provide the defendant’s information on a sex offender registry, if any, to the victim.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/12/17; Chapter 692.

AB 1339

Assembly Member Cunningham

Public employment: background investigations.

The California Constitution provides for a right to privacy, and existing statutory law provides certain privacy protections for employment records. Existing law provides that a peace officer must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation. Existing law requires, an employer to disclose employment information relating to a current or former employee who is an applicant for a peace officer position, and who is not currently employed as a peace officer, upon request of a law enforcement agency, if certain conditions are met. The bill would extend those employer disclosure requirements to information relating to a current or former employee who is an applicant for a position with a law enforcement agency.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 7/21/17; Chapter 89

AB 1393

Assembly Member Friedman

Reckless driving: speed contests: vehicle impoundment.

This bill would specifically require, with respect to a conviction for reckless driving, when the person convicted is the registered owner of the vehicle, that the vehicle be impounded for 30 days, at the registered owner’s expense. The bill would allow the impoundment period to be reduced by the number of days, if any, that the vehicle was previously impounded, and would authorize the court to decline to impound the vehicle if it would cause undue hardship for the defendant’s family, as specified. The bill would authorize the release of the vehicle to the legal owner before the 30th day of impoundment, if specified conditions are met. This bill would revise the impoundment procedures for speed contests, to include the above provisions relating to reducing the period of impoundment by the number of previously impounded days, declining to impound the vehicle based on undue hardship, and early release of the vehicle to the legal owner. The bill would authorize an officer to issue a notice to correct for violation of a mechanical or safety requirement and require correction to be made within 30 days after the date upon which the vehicle was released from impound. The bill would require the violation to be dismissed upon correction, as specified.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Vetoed by Governor 10/4/17.

AB 1408

Assembly Member Calderon

Crimes: supervised release.

Existing law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide specified information to local law enforcement agencies regarding an inmate released by the department to the agency’s jurisdiction on parole or postrelease community supervision, including a record of the offense for which the inmate was convicted that resulted in parole or postrelease community supervision. This bill would require the department to also provide the local law enforcement agency with copies of the record of supervision during any prior period of parole.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Vetoed by Governor 10/15/17

AB 1428

Assembly Member Low

Peace officers: transparency.

Existing law requires a department or agency that employs peace officers or custodial officers to establish a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against those officers. Existing law establishes retention requirements and access privileges, as specified, for those complaints and related reports or findings. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation on peace officer transparency.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Senate Appropriations Committee 9/1/17

AB 1459

Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

Murder: punishment.

This bill would make the murder of a peace officer, as defined, who was killed while engaged in the performance of his or her duties, and if the defendant knew, or reasonably should have known, that the victim was a peace officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties, murder of the first degree. The bill would make a person convicted of this type of murder of the first degree subject to punishment by death or life in prison without the possibility of parole if specified facts are charged and found true.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/1/17; Chapter 214.

AB 1518

Assembly Member Weber

Criminal justice: information.

This bill would set dates for the various law enforcement agencies to begin collecting the required data and would make law enforcement agencies solely responsible for ensuring that personally identifiable information of the individual stopped or any other information that is exempt from disclosure is not transmitted to the Attorney General in an open text field. The bill would extend the date by which the Attorney General is required to issue regulations for the collection and reporting of data to January 1, 2018. By expanding the duties of local law enforcement, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/27/17; Chapter 328.

 

 

AB 1749

Assembly Member Daly

Workers’ compensation: off-duty peace officer.

This bill would provide that whenever any peace officer is injured, dies, or is disabled from performing his duties as a peace officer by reason of engaging in the apprehension or attempted apprehension of law violators or suspected law violators within or out of the state, or protection or preservation of life or property within or out of the state, or the preservation of the peace anywhere in this state, but is not at the time acting under the immediate direction of his employer, he or his dependents shall be accorded by his employer all of the same benefits the peace officer or his dependants would have received had that peace officer been acting under the immediate direction of his employer. The bill would provide that this provision is declaratory of existing law.
 

Introduced Date:  1/3/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Insurance 1/16/18

 

AB 1757

Assembly Member Chu

Peace officers: hate crime reporting guidelines.

This bill would require specified reports of law enforcement agencies to include a check box and specified question that indicate whether an incident was bias-related. The bill would require law enforcement agencies to implement the provisions of the bill on or before July 1, 2019. By imposing requirements on local law enforcement agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 

Introduced Date: 1/4/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 1/16/18

AB 1776

Assembly Member Steinorth

Emergency medical transportation: transport of police dogs.


This bill would authorize an EMT-I, EMT-II, or EMT-P to transport a police dog, as defined, injured in the line of duty to a facility that is capable of providing veterinary medical services to the injured police dog if there is not a person requiring medical attention or medical transportation at the time the decision is made to transport the police dog. The bill would also exempt an EMT-I, EMT-II, EMT-P who provides emergency medical transportation for a police dog, or the EMT’s employer, from liability for civil damages resulting from an act or omission relating to the transport of the police dog, unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or is performed in bad faith.

Introduced Date: 1/4/2018

Status: Referred to Committees on Health and Judiciary 1/22/18

AB 1793

Assembly Member Bonta

Cannabis convictions.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to allow automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction, as specified.

Introduced Date: 1/9/2018

Status: Introduced

AB 1872

Assembly Member Voepel

 

Firearms: unsafe handguns. 

Existing law prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, or transfer of an unsafe handgun, as defined. Existing law exempts from this prohibition sales to specified law enforcement agencies or other specified government agencies for use by specified employees and sales to specified peace officers.
This bill would add to the list of exempt handgun sales the sale to a harbor or port district for use by specified employees, a harbor or port police department, or a harbor or port police officer, as described.

Introduced Date: 1/16/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 1/29/18

AB 1888

Assembly Member Salas

Peace officers: basic training requirements.

Existing law requires specified peace officers to successfully complete a training course prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training before exercising the powers of a peace officer. Existing law generally requires a person who does not become employed as a peace officer within 3 years of passing the examination, or who has a 3-year or longer break in service, to pass the examination before exercising the powers of a peace officer.
Existing law exempts a deputy sheriff employed by certain counties to perform custodial duties, as specified, from this training requirement as long as his or her assignments remain custodial related. Existing law requires these deputy sheriffs to complete the training course described above before being reassigned from custodial assignments to positions with responsibility for preventing and detecting crime and the general enforcement of the criminal laws of this state.
Existing law, until January 1, 2019, exempts a deputy sheriff employed to perform custodial duties from having to retake the training course described above before being reassigned from custodial assignments to positions with responsibility for preventing and detecting crime and the general enforcement of the criminal laws of this state if he or she is continuously employed by the same department, maintains specified skills, and took the training course within the previous 5 years.
This bill would delete the repeal date of this provision, thereby extending the operation of this provision indefinitely.

Introduced Date: 1/18/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/5/18

AB 1920

Assembly Member Grayson

Impersonation: search and rescue personnel.

This bill would make it a misdemeanor for a person who is not an officer or member of a government agency managed or affiliated search and rescue unit or team, with the intent of fraudulently impersonating an officer or member of a government agency managed or affiliated search and rescue unit or team, to willfully wear, exhibit, or use the badge, authorized uniform, insignia, emblem, device, label, certificate, card, or writing of a government agency managed or affiliated search and rescue unit or team, as specified. The bill would make it a misdemeanor and willfully make, sell, loan, give or transfer to another person any of the above referenced items that falsely purport, or that would decieve a reasonable person to believe, to be authorized for the use of a member of a government agency managed or affiliated search and rescue unit or team.
 

Introduced Date: 1/24/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/5/18

AB 1931

Assembly Member Fong

Firearms: licenses to carry concealed firearms.

Existing law authorizes the sheriff of a county or a chief or other head of a police department of a city or a city and county to issue a license to carry a concealed firearm upon proof that the person applying for the license is of good moral character, that good cause exists for the issuance, that the applicant satisfies specified residency requirements, and that the applicant has completed a course of specified training. Under existing law, a license issued to carry a concealed firearm is generally valid for any period of time not to exceed 2 years.
This bill would make a license issued to carry a concealed firearm valid for any period of time not to exceed 5 years. The bill would make conforming changes.

 

Introduced Date: 1/24/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/5/18

AB 1934

Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer

Dependent persons: offenses.

Existing law makes it a crime for a person who is a caretaker, as defined, to commit certain sexual acts upon a dependent person. Existing law also makes it a crime for a caretaker to commit those acts upon a dependent person by use of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury. Existing law defines “dependent person” for those offenses as, in part, a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially restricts his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights, including, but not limited to, persons who have physical or developmental disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have significantly diminished because of age. This bill would specify that a person is a “dependent person” under the definition described above irrespective of whether the person lives independently. This bill would specify that a person is a “dependent adult” under the definition described above irrespective of whether the person lives independently. The bill would also recast legislative findings regarding these provisions.

 

Introduced Date: 1/24/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/5/18

AB 1958

Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

Firearms: silencers.

Existing law makes it a felony for any person, firm, or corporation to possess a silencer within this state. Existing law exempts specified actions from those provisions, including the manufacture, possession, transportation, or sale or other transfer of silencers to specified law enforcement agencies and military or naval forces by dealers or manufacturers registered under federal law. This bill would further exempt the sale or other transfer of silencers in interstate or foreign commerce to a person or entity outside of this state by dealers or manufacturers registered under federal law from the prohibition on possessing silencers, if the sale or other transfer is in accordance with federal law.

 

Introduced Date: 1/30/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/8/18

AB 1985

Assembly Member Ting

Hate crimes: law enforcement officers.

This bill would clarify that a disability is protected under the law regardless of whether it is temporary, permanent, congenital, or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age, or illness. The bill would also require any local law enforcement agency that adopts a hate crime policy to include, among other things, the model policy framework developed by POST and information regarding bias motivation.

 

Introduced Date: 1/31/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/8/18

AB 2005

Assembly Member Santiago

Child Abuse Central Index.

This bill would delete the provision prohibiting a police or sheriff’s department from forwarding a report of suspected child abuse to the Department of Justice thereby requiring a police or sheriff’s department receiving a report of known or suspected child abuse or severe neglect to forward any such reports that are investigated and determined to be substantiated to the Department of Justice.

 

Introduced Date: 2/1/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/12/18

AB 2013

Assembly Members Cunningham and Eduardo Garcia

Criminal gangs: reports: victim and witness identity.

This bill would require the withholding of the names and addresses of victims of, and witnesses to, specified gang-related offenses from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act. The bill would also prohibit law enforcement agencies from disclosing the names and addresses of these victims and witnesses to any person, except under specified circumstances. By imposing new duties on law enforcement agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Introduced Date: 2/5/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Judiciary 2/12/18

AB 2014

Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

Vehicle accidents: fleeing the scene of an accident.

Existing law specifies that if an accident results in death or permanent, serious injury, a person who violates the provisions described above shall be punished by imprisonment in a state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than 90 days nor more than one year, or by a fine, as specified, or both. Existing law authorizes the court, in the interests of justice and for other reasons stated in the record, to reduce or eliminate the minimum imprisonment or fine requirements.
This bill would increase the terms for imprisonment in a state prison to two, four, or six years.

 

Introduced Date: 2/5/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/12/18

AB 2036

Assembly Member Gipson

Criminal law: protective orders.

Existing law authorizes a court with jurisdiction over a criminal matter to issue certain protective orders after notice and a hearing.
This bill would extend that authority to a court with jurisdiction over certain juvenile delinquency matters and would prescribe the maximum effective period for issuing an order to restrain a juvenile, as specified. The bill would require the judicial council to promulgate new protocols and develop new forms to carry out these new provisions on or before January 1, 2020.

Introduced Date: 2/6/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/16/18

AB 2067

Assembly Member Gallagher

School safety: armed security guards and school resource officers.

This bill would require a school district to hire or contract with at least one armed security guard, guard or school resource officer, as defined, authorized to carry a loaded, firearm, to be present at each school of the school district. district during regular school hours and any other time when pupils are present on campus. By imposing an additional requirement on school districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would provide that a school district’s costs of implementing this requirement shall be reimbursed as a state mandate and shall not be funded with the funding provided to school districts pursuant to the local control funding formula.

Introduced Date: 2/7/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on Education 3/15/18

AB 2103

Assembly member Gloria

Firearms: license to carry concealed.

This bill would require that the course of training be at least 8 but not be required to exceed 16 hours. The bill would require the course of training to include instruction on firearm handling and shooting technique and to also include a demonstration by the applicant of shooting proficiency and safe handling of each firearm the applicant will be licensed to carry and to include live-fire exercises conducted on a firing range. The bill would require a licensing authority to establish, and make available to the public, standards it uses when issuing licenses with regards to the live-fire shooting exercises it requires, as specified. By imposing additional requirements on local licensing authorities, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/8/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on Public Safety 3/15/18

AB 2175

Assembly Member Aquiar-Curry

Vessels: removal: watercraft safety.

This bill would authorize a peace officer or marine safety officer, while engaged in the performance of official duties, to remove a vessel from, and, if necessary, store a vessel removed from, public property within the territorial limits in which the officer may act, under specified circumstances relating to the use of the vessel in the commission of a crime. The bill would authorize a court to order a person convicted of a crime involving the use of a vessel that is removed and impounded pursuant to these provisions to pay the costs of towing and storage of the vessel and any related administrative costs imposed in connection with the removal, impoundment, storage, or release of the vessel.  This bill would provide that any person convicted of using a vessel or manipulating water skis, an aquaplane, or a similar device in a reckless or negligent manner that causes great bodily injury to another person shall be punished as provided. By changing the penalty for a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/12/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on Public Safety 3/15/18

AB 2222

Assembly Member Quirk

Crime prevention and investigation: informational databases.

Existing law directs police and sheriffs’ departments to submit the description of serialized or uniquely inscribed nonserialized property which has been reported stolen, lost, found, recovered, or under observation, directly to an automated Department of Justice system. Existing law requires that any information entered into the Department of Justice system regarding a firearm remain in the system until the firearm is found, recovered, no longer under observation, or the record is deemed to have been entered in error. Existing law also requires the costs resulting from this requirement to be reimbursed from funds other than those collected from specified fees relating to firearms.
This bill would extend this firearms reporting requirement to all law enforcement agencies in the state, as defined, and would require that the report be entered within 3 days of the agency being notified of the precipitating event. Existing law also requires police and sheriffs’ departments, and authorizes other law enforcement agencies, to report to the Department of Justice any information in their possession necessary to identify and trace the history of a recovered firearm that is illegally possessed, has been used in a crime, or is suspected of having been used in a crime.
This bill would extend this reporting requirement to all law enforcement agencies in the state, as defined, and would require that the information be entered within 3 days of the agency’s possession of the information. This bill would also require the Department of Justice to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature, on or before July 1, 2020, regarding compliance by law enforcement agencies with these provisions.

Introduced Date: 2/12/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 3/15/18

AB 2260

Assembly Member Ting

 

 

Vehicles: violations: payment of fines and bail.

This bill would require each county to establish a similar amnesty program for acceptance of payments for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2024, inclusive. The bill would make a violation eligible if the initial due date for payment of the fine or bail was on or before March 31, 2017, among other specified conditions. The bill would require the Judicial Council to readopt the guidelines that were adopted for the above-described program no later than January 1, 2019, and to update or amend those guidelines as necessary at a later time, for purposes of the new amnesty program. The bill would require each court or county implementing an amnesty program to file, no later than March 1, 2025, a written report with the Judicial Council, as specified. The bill would require the Judicial Council, on or before June 30, 2025, to submit a report to the Legislature summarizing the information provided by each court or county.
By requiring counties to establish an amnesty program, and by expanding the scope of the crime of perjury, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also make an appropriation by increasing the amount of money that would be deposited into continuously appropriated funds as a result of establishing the program.

 

 

Introduced Date: 2/13/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation and Public Safety 3/1/18

AB 2318

Assembly Member Flora

Gun-free school zone.

Existing law makes it a crime to possess a firearm in a place that the person knows, or reasonably should know, is a school zone. Existing law defines a school zone as an area in, or on the grounds of, a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of the public or private school. Existing law, among other exceptions to that crime, exempts a person with a valid concealed carry license who is carrying the firearm described in the license in an area that is not in, or on the grounds of, a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, but is within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of the public or private school. 
 
This bill would exempt from that crime a person who holds a valid concealed carry license who is carrying the firearm described in the license to, from, or in a church, synagogue, or building used as a place of worship on the grounds of a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, if the person has the written permission of the school authority. The bill would apply other conditions to the exemption. The bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

 

Introduced Date: 2/13/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on  Public Safety 3/15/18

AB 2327

Assembly Member Quirk

Peace officers: misconduct: employment.

This bill would require each department or agency in this state that employs peace officers to make and retain a record of any investigations of misconduct involving a peace officer in his or her general personnel file or separate file designated by the department or agency. The bill would require a peace officer seeking employment with a department or agency to give written permission for the hiring department or agency to view his or her general personnel file or separate file. Because this bill would increase the duties of local law enforcement agencies, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on   Public Safety 3/1/18

AB 2349

Assembly Member Chen

Humane officers: authorization to carry a wooden club or baton.

This bill would authorize a humane officer to carry a wooden club or baton, under specified terms and conditions, if he or she is authorized by his or her appointing society, and he or she has satisfactorily completed the course of instruction certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training in the carrying and use of the club or baton. The bill would also make other conforming changes.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on   Public Safety 3/1/18

AB 2424

Assembly Member Lackey

Peace officers.

Existing law defines who is a peace officer and specifies the powers of peace officers. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to peace officers.

Introduced Date: 2/14/2018

Status:

AB 2778

Assembly Member Carrillo

Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act: discipline.

This bill would amend the act to also prohibit any punitive action, or denial of promotion on grounds other than merit, against any public safety officer without the public agency first taking into consideration education-based alternatives to that action.

 

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on   Public Safety 3/8/18

AB 2781

Assembly Member Low

Forensic ballistic and firearms procedures.

Existing law authorizes local law enforcement agencies to have specified information related to firearms entered into the United States Department of Justice, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network to ensure that representative samples of fired bullets and cartridge cases from crime scenes are recorded, as specified. This bill would require a law enforcement agency, as defined, to obtain ballistic images from firearms, cartridge cases, and bullets obtained by the agency as specified, and submit those images to the National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network. The bill would also require the Department of Justice to develop a protocol for the implementation of this requirement.
By requiring new duties for local agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

 

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on   Public Safety 3/15/18

AB 2879

Assembly Member Gray

Peace officers: deputy sheriffs.

Existing law establishes categories of peace officers with varying powers and authority to make arrests and carry firearms. Under existing law, in certain counties, a deputy sheriff, who is employed to perform duties exclusively or initially relating to custodial assignments with responsibilities for maintaining the operations of county custodial facilities, is a peace officer whose authority extends to any place in the state only while engaged in the performance of the duties of his or her employment and for the purpose of carrying out the primary function of employment relating to his or her custodial assignments, or when performing other law enforcement duties directed by his or her employing agency during a local state of emergency.
This bill would include deputy sheriffs in the County of Merced within that definition

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on   Public Safety 3/8/18

AB 2948

Assembly Member Allen

Law enforcement: sharing data.

Existing law gives a law enforcement official discretion to cooperate with immigration authorities only if doing so would not violate any federal, state, or local law, or local policy, if permitted by the California Values Act, and only under specified circumstances, including that the individual has been convicted within the last 15 years of a felony for specified offenses.The bill, instead, would give a law enforcement official discretion to cooperate with federal immigration officials by detaining an individual on the basis of an immigration hold, as defined, after that individual becomes eligible for release from custody only if the continued detention of the individual on the basis of the immigration hold would not violate any federal, state, or local law, or local policy, and only under specified circumstances. The bill would authorize cooperation with federal immigration officials, if other conditions are met, under the circumstances that the individual has been convicted at any time of a felony for specified offenses or that the individual is arrested and taken before a magistrate on a charge involving a serious or violent felony, a felony punishable by imprisonment in state prison, or other specified felony offenses, other than domestic violence, and the magistrate makes a finding of probable cause as to that charge.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on   Public Safety and Judiciary 3/8/18

AB 2972

Assembly Member Caballero

Vehicles: enforcement: motorcycle profiling.

This bill would define the term “motorcycle profiling” as the illegal consideration of the fact that a person is riding a motorcycle or wearing motorcycle or motorcycle club-related clothing as a factor in enforcement decisions, and would prohibit peace officers from engaging in motorcycle profiling. This bill would also provide a private right of action for persons who are subjected to motorcycle profiling in violation of the provisions of this bill.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on   Public Safety  3/8/18

AB 2990

Assembly Member Low

Public postsecondary education: exemption from tuition and fees for qualifying survivors of deceased public safety and fire suppression personnel.

Existing law prohibits the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Trustees of the California State University, and, if they adopt an appropriate resolution, the Regents of the University of California, from collecting mandatory systemwide tuition and fees from any surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased person who was a resident of the state and employed by or contracting with a public agency, whose principal duties consisted of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention, and who died as a result of his or her duties, as specified.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to ensure that there is proper notice given to qualifying individuals of the exemption from mandatory systemwide tuition and fees described above.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status:

AB 2992

Assembly Member Daly

Peace officer training: commercially sexually exploited children.

This bill would require the commission to develop a course on commercially sexually exploited children and victims of human trafficking. The bill would require the course to include specified topics and components including, among others, recognizing indicators of commercial sexual exploitation, appropriate interviewing techniques, local and state resources available to first responders, and issues of stigma. The bill would require the course to be included in every basic academy course commencing on or after January 1, 2020. This bill would also require POST to develop a course for certain in-service officers on the same subject and covering the same topics and components, to be completed by the officers on or before July 1, 2021.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on   Public Safety 3/8/18

AB 3131

Assembly Members Gloria and Chiu

Public safety: equipment funding.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to promote transparency and public welfare in decisions regarding the funding, acquisition, and deployment of military equipment by police and sheriffs’ departments.

 

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status:

ACR 2

Assembly Member Mayes

Police Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway 111 in the County of Riverside as the Police Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 12/6/2016

Status: Chapter 125, 8/30/17

ACR 9

Assembly Member Fletcher

Officer Jonathan M. De Guzman Memorial Bridge.

This measure would designate the Palomar Street Bridge on Interstate 805 at Milepost 5.07, number 57-222, in the City of Chula Vista, California, as the Officer Jonathan M. De Guzman Memorial Bridge. The measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost for appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 1/13/2017

Status: Chapter 126, 8/30/17

ACR 22

Assembly Member Baker

Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Smith, Jr. Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of Interstate 680 in the City of San Ramon in the County of Contra Costa as the Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Smith, Jr. Memorial Highway. The measure would also request that the Department of Transportation determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 2/14/2017

Status: Chapter 127, 8/30/17

ACR 29

Assembly Member Dahle

Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway Route 395 in the County of Modoc as the Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 2/27/2017

Status: Chapter 130, 8/30/17

ACR 46

Assembly Member Gray

The Modesto Police Officer Leo Volk, Jr., and Modesto Police Sergeant Steve May Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway Route 132 in the City of Modesto as the Modesto Police Officer Leo Volk, Jr., and Modesto Police Sergeant Steve May Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 3/28/2017

Status: Chapter 136, 8/31/17

 

ACR 49

Assembly Member Frazier

Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway 4 in the County of Contra Costa as the Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway. The measure would request that the Department of Transportation determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 3/29/2017

Status: Chapter 133, 8/30/17

 

ACR 76

Assembly Member Calderon

Officer Keith Boyer Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of Interstate 605 in the County of Los Angeles as the Officer Keith Boyer Memorial Highway. The measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 4/25/2017

Status: Chapter 137, 8/31/17

 

ACR 149

Assembly Member Choi

Officer and Medal of Valor Recipient Waldron G. Karp Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of Interstate 5 in the City of Tustin as the Officer and Medal of Valor Recipient Waldron G. Karp Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering the cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 1/9/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation

ACR 169

Assembly Member Mathis

Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne and Sheriff’s Pilot James Chavez Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of California State Highway Route 190 in the County of Tulare as the Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne and Sheriff’s Pilot James Chavez Memorial Highway. The measure would request that the Department of Transportation determine the cost of appropriate signs showing that special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 1/31/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation

ACR 179

Assembly member Flora

Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff Robert "Bob" Paris, Jr., Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway Route 88 between Comstock Road and Kettleman Lane in the County of San Joaquin as the Deputy Sheriff Robert “Bob” Paris, Jr., Memorial Highway.
This measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the costs of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering those costs, to erect those signs.

 

Introduced Date: 2/20/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation

ACR 181

Assembly member Flora

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Randall Wallace Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway Route 132 in the County of Stanislaus as the Deputy Sheriff Dennis Randall Wallace Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 2/22/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation

SB 8

Senator Beall

Diversion: mental disorders

This bill would authorize a court, with the consent of the defendant and a waiver of the defendant’s speedy trial right, to postpone prosecution of a misdemeanor or a felony punishable in a county jail, and place the defendant in a pretrial diversion program if the court is satisfied the defendant suffers from a mental disorder, that the defendant’s mental disorder played a significant role in the commission of the charged offense, and that the defendant would benefit from mental health treatment. The bill would allow the defense to arrange, to the satisfaction of the court, for a program of mental health treatment utilizing existing inpatient or outpatient mental health resources. The bill would require the defense to provide reports on the defendant’s progress to the court and the prosecution not less than every 6 months. By increasing the duties of local prosecutors, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the arrest, upon successful completion of the diversion program, to be deemed never to have occurred, except as provided.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2016

Status: Amended in Senate on 2/21/17; to Appropriations Committee 3/22/17, on suspense file 4/3/17

SB 10

Senator Hertzberg

Bail: pretrial release.

This bill would require the court to release a defendant being held for a misdemeanor offense on his or her own recognizance unless the court makes an additional finding on the record that there is no condition or combination of conditions that would reasonably ensure public safety and the appearance of the defendant if the defendant is released on his or her own recognizance.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2017

Status: Amended in Assembly on 7/05/17;  Re-referred to Appropriations Committee  7/12/17

SB 21

Senator Hill

Law enforcement agencies: surveillance: policies.

This bill would, beginning July 1, 2018, require each law enforcement agency, as defined, to submit to its governing body at a noticed hearing, open to the public, a proposed plan for the use of all surveillance technology and the information collected, as specified. The bill would require that the law enforcement agency submit an amendment to the surveillance plan, pursuant to the same open meeting requirements, for each new type of surveillance technology sought to be used.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2016

Status: Amended in Assembly on 7/3/17; Re-referred to Appropriations Committee  7/13/17

SB 29

Senator Lara

Law enforcement: immigration.

This bill would, commencing on January 1, 2019, prohibit a city, county, or city and county, or a local law enforcement agency from entering into, renewing, or extending the length of a contract with a private corporation, contractor, or vendor to detain immigrants in civil immigration proceedings for profit. This bill would require a city, county, or city and county, or a local law enforcement agency that chooses to enter into, renew, or extend a contract to detain immigrants in civil immigration proceedings to detain immigrants only pursuant to a contract that requires the immigration detention facility operator to adhere to specified standards.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2016

Status: Approved by Governor 10/5/17; Chapter 494.

SB 40

Senator Roth

Domestic violence.

This bill would recognize state law to separately establish the felony offense of domestic violence where the corporal injury is caused by strangulation or suffocation, as specified.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2016

Status: Approved by Governor 09/27/17; Chapter 331.

SB 54

Senator De León

Law enforcement: sharing data.

Existing law provides that when there is reason to believe that a person arrested for a violation of specified controlled substance provisions may not be a citizen of the United States, the arresting agency shall notify the appropriate agency of the United States having charge of deportation matters. This bill would repeal those provisions. This bill would, among other things, prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using resources to investigate, detain, detect, report, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes, or to investigate, enforce, or assist in the investigation or enforcement of any federal program requiring registration of individuals on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national or ethnic origin, as specified.

Introduced Date: 12/5/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/5/17; Chapter 495.

SB 65

Senator Hill

Vehicles: alcohol and marijuana: penalties.

Existing law makes it an infraction to drink any alcoholic beverage while driving a motor vehicle upon any highway or on other specified lands. This bill would instead make driving or operating a vehicle upon any highway or specified lands, or driving or operating a boat, vessel, or aircraft while drinking any alcoholic beverage, punishable as either an infraction or a misdemeanor. The bill would also make driving or operating a vehicle, boat, vessel, or aircraft while smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products an offense punishable as an infraction or a misdemeanor. The bill would authorize a court to order a defendant to attend drug or alcohol education and counseling classes in addition to those penalties.

Introduced Date: 12/29/2016

Status: Approved by Governor 09/11/17; Chapter 232.

SB 179

Senator Atkins

Gender identity: female, male, or nonbinary.

This bill would delete the requirement that an applicant have undergone any treatment and instead would authorize a person to submit to the State Registrar an application to change gender on the birth certificate and an affidavit attesting, under penalty of perjury, that the request for a change of gender is to conform the person’s legal gender to the person’s gender identity and not for any fraudulent purpose. By requiring the affidavit to be attested to under penalty of perjury, this bill would create a crime, and thus impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would authorize the change of gender on the new birth certificate to be female, male, or nonbinary.

Introduced Date: 1/24/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/15/17; Chapter 853.

SB 190

Senators Mitchell and Lara

Juveniles.

This bill would make those fees payable only by adult participants of that home detention program who are over 21 years of age and under the jurisdiction of the criminal court.  This bill would instead require the court to order a defendant to pay that reasonable fee only if the defendant is an adult who is over 21 years of age and under the jurisdiction of the criminal court. The bill would also delete the provision requiring the court to charge the minor that reasonable fee.  This bill would delete the $20 maximum on support and maintenance payments and delete the authorization of the county board of supervisors to establish a maximum amount that the court may order the county to pay.


Introduced Date: 1/26/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/11/17; Chapter 678.

SB 204

Senator Dodd

Domestic violence: protective orders.

This bill would enact the Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act, which would authorize the enforcement of a valid Canadian domestic violence protection order in a tribunal of this state under certain conditions. The bill would prescribe the criteria for a determination of the validity of a protection order under these provisions, as specified, and would authorize the registration of such a protection order in the Domestic Violence Restraining Order System. The bill would require a law enforcement officer of this state to enforce a protection order under these provisions upon determining that there is probable cause to believe that a valid protection order exists and has been violated.

Introduced Date: 1/31/2017 

Status: Approved by Governor 7/21/17; Chapter 98

SB 215

Senator Beall

Incarcerated persons: victim advocates.

This would require an inmate in the state prison or a county jail to provide inmates with reasonable access to outside victim advocates for emotional support services related to sexual abuse, domestic violence, and suicide prevention by allowing inmates to call the toll-free hotlines of organizations that provide mental health crisis support. The bill would require that reasonable communication between an inmate and those organizations is confidential and that calls to the toll-free hotlines are free of cost to inmates. By imposing additional duties on county jails, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Introduced Date: 1/31/2017 

Status: Amended in Senate on 3/6/17, pulled from hearing agenda at the request of the author 4/4/17

 

SB 237

Senator Hertzberg

Criminal procedure: arrest.

Existing law requires that a person arrested without a warrant be taken before a magistrate without unnecessary delay. Existing law also provides certain circumstances under which a person arrested without a warrant may be released from custody before being taken before a magistrate, including, among others, when the arresting officer believes that insufficient grounds exist to make a criminal complaint against the person arrested or when the person is arrested for intoxication only and no further proceedings are desirable. This bill would authorize an arresting officer to release an arrested person from custody without taking him or her before a magistrate if the person is delivered, subsequent to being arrested, to a specified facility for the purpose of mental health evaluation and treatment and no further criminal proceedings are desirable.

Introduced Date: 2/6/2017 

Status: Assembly Floor Process - Third Reading 6/15/17

SB 239

Senator Wiener

Infectious and communicable diseases: HIV and AIDS: criminal penalties.

Existing law makes it a felony punishable by imprisonment for 3, 5, or 8 years in the state prison to expose another person to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by engaging in unprotected sexual activity when the infected person knows at the time of the unprotected sex that he or she is infected with HIV, has not disclosed his or her HIV-positive status, and acts with the specific intent to infect the other person with HIV. Existing law makes it a felony punishable by imprisonment for 2, 4, or 6 years for any person to donate blood, body organs or other tissue, or, under specified circumstances, semen or breast milk, if the person knows that he or she has acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or that he or she has tested reactive to HIV. Existing law provides that a person who is afflicted with a contagious, infectious, or communicable disease who willfully exposes himself or herself to another person, or any person who willfully exposes another person afflicted with the disease to someone else, is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would repeal those provisions. The bill would instead make the intentional transmission of an infectious or communicable disease, as defined, a misdemeanor, if certain circumstances apply, including that the defendant knows he or she is afflicted with the disease, that the defendant acts with the specific intent to transmit the disease to another person, that the defendant engages in conduct that poses a substantial risk of transmission, as defined, and that the defendant transmits the disease to the other person. The bill would impose various requirements upon the court in order to prevent the public disclosure of the identifying characteristics, as defined, of the complainant and the defendant. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/6/2017 

Status: Approved by Governor 10/6/17; Chapter 537.

SB 244

Senator Lara

Privacy: agencies: personal information.

Existing law requires that each application for an original or a renewal of a driver’s license contain specified information. Under existing law, any document provided by the applicant to the department for purposes of proving his or her identity, true, full name, California residency, or that the applicant’s presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, is not a public record and prohibits the department from disclosing this information except when requested by a law enforcement agency as part of an investigation. This bill would instead prohibit the department from disclosing this information except in response to a warrant issued by a state or federal court in an individual criminal prosecution.

Introduced Date: 2/6/2017

Status: Assembly inactive file.

SB 324

Senator Roth

Public officers: custodial officers.

Existing law defines who is a peace officer and specifies the powers of peace officers. Existing law specifies that a custodial officer is a public officer, not a peace officer, employed by a law enforcement agency of a city or county who has the authority and responsibility for maintaining custody of prisoners and performs tasks related to the operation of a local detention facility used for the detention of persons usually pending arraignment or upon court order, as specified. Existing law provides that a custodial officer does not have the right to carry or possess firearms in the performance of his or her prescribed duties. Existing law also describes the powers and duties of custodial officers. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provisions relating to custodial officers.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 7/17/17; Chapter 73

SB 331

Senator Jackson

Evidentiary privileges: domestic violence counselor-victim privilege.

Existing law relating to legal proceedings generally provides that a person does not have a privilege to refuse to disclose any matter or produce any writing, object, or other thing. However, a victim of domestic violence has a privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent another from disclosing, a confidential communication between the victim and a domestic violence counselor. Existing law requires the domestic violence counselor who received or made a communication subject to this privilege to claim the privilege whenever he or she is present when the communication is sought to be disclosed. Existing law defines “domestic violence counselor” to mean a specified person who is employed at a domestic violence victim service organization. Existing law defines “domestic violence victim service organization” to mean a nongovernmental organization or entity that provides shelter, programs, or services to victims of domestic violence and their children, as specified. This bill would expand the definition “domestic violence victim service organization” to include a public or private institution of higher education, as specified, thereby expanding the scope of the privilege.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2017

Status: Approved by Governor, Chapter 178, 8/7/17

SB 345

Senator Bradford

Public records: disclosure on Internet Websites.

The California Public Records Act generally requires every state and local agency to make its public records available for inspection by a member of the public, unless the public record is specifically exempted from disclosure. The act further requires every state and local agency to duplicate discloseable public records, either on paper or in an electronic format, if so requested by a member of the public and he or she has paid certain costs of the duplication. The act specifically requires the California Environmental Protection Agency and certain entities within that agency to post its final enforcement orders on its Internet Websites, if the final enforcement order is a public record that is not exempt from disclosure. This bill would require, on and after July 1, 2018, each state and local law enforcement agency to post on its Internet Website, in a text searchable format, all of its manuals and policies not exempt from disclosure pursuant to the act.

Introduced Date: 2/14/2017

Status: Senate floor-unfinished business.

SB 395

Senator Lara

Custodial interrogation: juveniles.

Existing law authorizes a peace officer to take a minor into temporary custody when that officer has reasonable cause to believe that the minor has committed a crime or violated an order of the juvenile court. In these circumstances, existing law requires the peace officer to advise the minor that anything he or she says can be used against him or her, that he or she has the right to remain silent, that he or she has a right to have counsel present during any interrogation, and that he or she has a right to have counsel appointed if he or she is unable to afford counsel. This bill would require that a youth under 18 years of age consult with legal counsel in person, by telephone, or by video conference prior to a custodial interrogation and before waiving any of the above-specified rights. The bill would provide that consultation with legal counsel cannot be waived. The bill would require the court to consider the effect of the failure to comply with the above-specified requirement in adjudicating the admissibility of statements of a youth under 18 years of age made during or after a custodial interrogation. The bill also clarifies that these provisions do not apply to the admissibility of statements of a youth under 18 years of age if certain criteria are met.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2017

Status:Approved by Governor 10/11/17; Chapter 681.

SB 432

Senator Pan

Emergency medical services.

Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority. The authority is responsible for the coordination and integration of all statewide activities concerning emergency medical services. The act requires all health facilities to notify prehospital emergency care personnel who have provided emergency medical or rescue services and have been exposed to a person afflicted with a disease or condition that they have been exposed and should contact the county health officer under specified conditions. This bill would require that notice to be given immediately.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/2/17; Chapter 426.

SB 462

Senator Atkins

Juveniles: case files: access.

This bill would similarly allow records contained in juvenile case files to be accessed by a law enforcement agency, probation department, court, the Department of Justice, or other state or local agency that has custody of the case file record for the limited purpose of complying with data collection or data reporting. The bill would allow the juvenile court, upon the request of the chief probation officer, to authorize a program evaluator, researcher, or research organization to access information contained in juvenile case files for the purpose of conducting research on juvenile justice populations, as specified.

 

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/3/17; Chapter 462.

 

SB 497

Senator Portantino

Firearms.

Existing law, subject to exceptions, prohibits a person from making more than one application to purchase a handgun within any 30-day period. Violation of that prohibition is a crime. Existing law prohibits a firearms dealer from delivering a handgun to a person whenever the dealer is notified by the Department of Justice that within the preceding 30-day period the purchaser has made another application to purchase a handgun that does not fall within an exception to the 30-day prohibition. A violation of that delivery prohibition by the dealer is a crime. This bill would make the 30-day prohibition and the dealer delivery prohibition described above applicable to all types of firearms. The bill would also except from that prohibition the purchase of a firearm, other than a handgun, by a person who possesses a valid, unexpired hunting license, and the acquisition of a firearm, other than a handgun, at specified charity fundraising events. The bill would make additional conforming changes and technical, nonsubstantive changes.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/14/17; Chapter 809.

 

 

SB 587

Senator Atkins

Emergency vehicles: blue warning lights.

This bill would also authorize probation officers to display the blue warning light from their emergency vehicles. The bill would require a probation officer to complete a a 4-hour classroom training course certified by the Standards and Training for Corrections division of the Board of State and Community Corrections before operating an emergency vehicle with a blue warning light.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/25/17; Chapter 286.

SB 597

Senator Leyva

Human trafficking: victim confidentiality.

Existing law authorizes victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to complete an application to be approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of enabling state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing a program participant’s residence address contained in any public record and otherwise provide for confidentiality of identity for that person, subject to specified conditions. Any person who makes a false statement in an application is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would make this program available to a victim of human trafficking, as defined.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/7/17; Chapter 570.

SB 599

Senator Portantino

Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Existing law, the Public Employees’ Retirement Law (PERL), establishes the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), which provides a defined benefit to members of the system, based on final compensation, credited service, and age at retirement, subject to certain variations. PERL defines various member categories for the purposes of PERS, including state safety member, which includes members of a state college police department, with specified exceptions, including parking officers. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the definition of state safety member, as described above.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Senate Floor Process - Unfinished Business 8/31/17

SB 620

Senator Bradford

Firearms: crimes: enhancements.

Existing law requires that a person who personally uses a firearm in the commission of a felony be punished by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for 3, 4, or 10 years. Existing law requires that a person who personally uses an assault weapon or a machinegun in the commission of a felony be punished by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for 5, 6, or 10 years. Existing law requires a person who personally uses a firearm to commit certain specified felonies to be punished by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for 10 years, or for 20 years if he or she discharged the firearm, or for 25 years to life if he or she discharges the firearm and proximately causes great bodily harm. Existing law prohibits the court from striking an allegation or finding that would make a crime punishable pursuant to these provisions.This bill would delete the prohibition on striking an allegation or finding and, instead, would allow a court, in the interest of justice and at the time of sentencing or resentencing, to strike an enhancement otherwise required to be imposed by the above provisions of law.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 10/11/17; Chapter 682.

 

SB 630

Senator Skinner

Jails: financing bonds.

This bill would require a county that plans to use certain of these funds for an adult local criminal justice facility proposal that is approved by the Board of State and Community Corrections on or after January 1, 2018, to certify in writing that it is not and will not for a period of 10 years following the completion of facility, lease housing capacity to any private or public entity, except for leases with the state or another county.

 

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Assembly, ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Calderon 6/15/17

 

SB 644

Senator Stone

Vessels: forfeiture.

This bill would authorize a peace officer to remove and seize a vessel upon arresting a person for operating the vessel while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, any drug, or the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug, if his or her operation of the vessel resulted in the unlawful killing of a person. The bill would prohibit impounding the vessel for more than 30 days, require the registered and legal owner of the vessel be provided the opportunity for a storage hearing, as specified, and require the impounding agency to release the vessel to the registered owner before the conclusion of the impoundment period under certain circumstances. The bill would make the registered owner or his or her agent responsible for all towing and storage charges related to the impoundment, except as specified, and would make the impounding agency responsible for the actual costs incurred by the towing agency if the registered owner is absolved of liability for those charges, as specified.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Enrolled and to the Governor 7/11/17

SB 684

Senator Bates

Incompetence to stand trial: conservatorship: treatment.

This bill would also allow the initiation of conservatorship proceedings on the basis that person is gravely disabled due to a condition in which the person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, or shelter. This bill would allow, if the action is on a complaint charging a felony involving death, great bodily harm, or a serious threat to the physical well-being of another person, the prosecuting attorney, at any time before or after a defendant is determined incompetent to stand trial, to request a determination of probable cause to believe the defendant committed the offense or offenses alleged in the complaint, solely for the purpose of establishing that the defendant is gravely disabled, and would grant the defendant a new determination of probable cause after restoration of competency. The bill would allow for the initiation of a conservatorship upon a criminal complaint if there has been a finding of probable cause on the complaint.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor 09/11/17; Chapter 246.

 

SB 699

Senator Galgiani

Vehicles: removal and impoundment.

This bill would also authorize a magistrate to issue a warrant or court order authorizing a peace officer to immediately seize and cause the removal of a vehicle when the magistrate is presented with the affidavit of a peace officer establishing reasonable cause to believe that the vehicle was used in a motor vehicle speed contest, reckless driving on a highway, reckless driving in an offstreet parking facility, or an exhibition of speed on a highway, based on evidence witnessed by, delivered to, or developed by the peace officer within 120 days of the violation. The bill would prohibit the magistrate from issuing a warrant or order authorizing the impound if he or she determines that the vehicle to be impounded is necessary for a person to get to work, school, or medical appointments and impounding the vehicle would cause a hardship on the owner or the owner’s family.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: In Assembly, referred to Transportation Committee on 6/15/17

SB 725

Senator Jackson

Veterans: pretrial diversion: driving privileges.

Existing law makes it unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug to drive a vehicle, or to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law which causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. In any case in which a person is charged with a violation of these provisions, existing law prohibits a court from suspending or staying the proceedings prior to acquittal or conviction or from dismissing the proceedings because the accused person attends or participates in a treatment program. This bill would, notwithstanding any other law, including the above-described provision, specify that a misdemeanor offense for which a defendant may be placed in a pretrial diversion program in accordance with the above-described program includes a misdemeanor violation of driving under the influence or driving under the influence and causing bodily injury. The bill would not limit the authority of the Department of Motor Vehicles to take administrative action concerning the driving privileges of a person arrested for a violation of those provisions.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Approved by Governor, Chapter 179, 8/7/17

SB 784

Senator Galgiani

Crimes: disorderly conduct: invasion of privacy.

Existing law provides that a person who uses a concealed camcorder, motion picture camera, or photographic camera of any type, to secretly videotape, film, photograph, or record by electronic means, another, identifiable person under or through the clothing being worn by that other person, for the purpose of viewing the body of, or the undergarments worn by, that other person, without the consent or knowledge of that other person, with the intent to arouse, appeal to, or gratify the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person and invade the privacy of that other person, under circumstances in which the other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. This bill would additionally make it a crime to intentionally distribute or disseminate, or to make available or viewable, any image obtained pursuant to the provisions described above, including through publication, posting through electronic media, or by any other means.

Introduced Date: 2/17/2017

Status: Senate floor-unfinished business.

SB 911

Senator Gaines

Criminal law.

Under existing law, it is a crime to assault, batter, or interfere with, as specified, a police dog or police horse. Under existing law, a violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor, or, if a serious physical injury is inflicted upon the animal, as a misdemeanor or felony. Additionally, under existing law, if a person, with the intent to inflict injury or death, causes the death or serious physical injury of the animal, that person is, upon conviction of a felony, punishable by an additional one-year term of imprisonment. This bill would instead make the intentional killing or infliction of serious physical injury to a police dog or police horse a felony.

Introduced Date: 1/18/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Public Safety 2/1/18

SB 971

Senator Nguyen

Murder: special circumstances.

Existing law imposes the penalty on a defendant found guilty of murder in the first degree of death or imprisonment in the state prison for life without the possibility of parole, if one or more enumerated special circumstances are found to be true. Existing law includes in these special circumstances, among other things, that the victim was intentionally killed because of his or her race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin. This bill would additionally include among those special circumstances that the victim was intentionally killed because of his or her sexual orientation or gender, as defined. By increasing the punishment for a crime, this would create a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 1/31/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on Public Safety 3/15/18

SB 978

Senator Bradford

Law enforcement agencies: public records.

This bill would, commencing January 1, 2020, require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency to conspicuously post on their Internet Websites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act. By imposing this requirement on local law enforcement agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/1/2018

Status: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations 3/13/18

SB 1099

Senator Moorlach

Peace officer training: unlawful assemblies.

Existing state law creates the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training that, among other things, establishes levels of standards and training for peace officers, as specified. Existing law requires the commission to implement courses of training related to various topics applicable to peace officers.  This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would create standard policies for police response to unlawful assemblies.

Introduced Date: 2/13/2018

Status:

SB 1185

Senator Hill

Firearms: law enforcement agencies: agency firearm accounting.

This bill would require a law enforcement agency, as defined, to adopt a written procedure to account for firearms that are owned, acquired, maintained, sold, loaned, lost, stolen, or in any way possessed by that agency or by an employee of that agency if used or carried for purposes of carrying out the official duties of his or her employment, as specified. The bill would require that firearms that are lost, stolen, or otherwise disposed of be entered into the AFS. By imposing additional duties on local law enforcement agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/15/2018

Status: Referred to Public Safety, hearing set 4/3/18

SB 1219

Senator Gaines

Law enforcement sharing: data.

Existing law authorizes local law enforcement to voluntarily cooperate with immigration officials if that cooperation is permitted by the act, and only for specific circumstances, including, among others, that the subject has been convicted within the last 15 years of specified offenses. This bill would revise those provisions to allow local law enforcement to voluntarily cooperate with immigration officials by detaining an individual on the basis of an immigration hold, as defined, after that individual becomes eligible for release if that detention would not violate federal, state, or local law or local policy, and only for specific circumstances, including, among others, that the subject has been convicted at any time of specified offenses.
This bill would require, that when there is reason to believe a person may not be a citizen of the United States, and that person is arrested for specified drug offenses, including, among others, unauthorized possession or sale of cannabis, and possession of narcotics, the arresting agency to notify the appropriate agency of the United States having charge of deportation matters. By imposing additional duties on local law enforcement, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Introduced Date: 2/15/2018

Status: Referred to Public Safety 3/1/18

SB 1273

Senator Hill

Vehicles: marijuana.

Existing law prohibits a person who is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol or drugs from driving a vehicle. Existing law also prohibits a person from driving under the influence and proximately causing bodily harm to another person, as specified. Existing law defines a drug, for purposes of these provisions as any substance, other than alcohol, which can affect the nervous system, brain, or muscles of a person in a manner that impairs the ability to safely drive a vehicle.  This bill would recast these provisions to make driving under the influence of several classifications of drugs each a separate offense, with no changes to the penalty.
Under existing law, a person under 21 years of age who has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.01% or more while operating a motor vehicle will have his or her driver’s license suspended by the department for no less than one year. Existing law provides the procedure for the arresting officer, acting on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles, to serve a notice of order of suspension, seize the person’s license, and issue a temporary license.  This bill would make a person under 21 years of age who has any detectible amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in his or her body subject to the same license suspension, except as specified. The bill would make other conforming changes.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Public Safety, hearing set 4/10/18

SB 1382

Senator Vidak

Firearms: vehicle storage.

Existing law requires a person, when leaving a handgun in an unattended vehicle, to lock the handgun in the vehicle’s trunk, lock the handgun in a locked container and place the container out of plain view, or lock the handgun in a locked container that is permanently affixed to the vehicle’s interior and not in plain view.  This bill would additionally authorize locking the handgun in a toolbox or utility box. The bill would define “toolbox or utility box” as a fully enclosed container that is permanently affixed to the bed of a pickup truck or vehicle that does not contain a trunk, and is locked by a padlock, keylock, combination lock, or other similar locking device.

 

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Referred to Public Safety 3/8/18

SB 1412

Senator Bradford

Applicants for employment: criminal history.

This bill would instead specify that these provisions do not prohibit an employer from asking an applicant about, or seeking from any source information regarding, a particular conviction of the applicant if, pursuant to state or federal law, (1) the employer is required to obtain information regarding the particular conviction of the applicant, regardless of whether the conviction has been expunged, judicially ordered sealed, statutorily eradicated, or judicially dismissed following probation, (2) the applicant would be required to possess or use a firearm in the course of his or her employment, (3) an individual with that particular conviction is prohibited by law from holding the position sought, regardless of whether the conviction has been expunged, judicially ordered sealed, statutorily eradicated, or judicially dismissed following probation, or (4) the employer is prohibited by law from hiring an applicant who has that particular conviction, regardless of whether the conviction has been expunged, judicially ordered sealed, statutorily eradicated, or judicially dismissed following probation. Because the bill would increase the scope of a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Referred to Labor and  Industrial Relations and Public Safety 3/8/18

SB 1437

Senators Skinner and Anderson

Accomplice liability for felony murder.

Existing law defines murder as the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought. Existing law defines malice for this purpose as either express or implied and defines those terms.
This bill would prohibit malice from being imputed to a person based solely on his or her participation in a crime. The bill would prohibit a participant or conspirator in the commission or attempted commission of a felony inherently dangerous to human life to be imputed to have acted with implied malice, unless he or she personally committed the homicidal act.
Existing law defines first degree murder, in part, as all murder that is committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, specified felonies, including arson, rape, carjacking, robbery, burglary, mayhem, and kidnapping. Existing law, as enacted by Proposition 7, approved by the voters at the November 7, 1978, statewide general election, prescribes a penalty for that crime of death, imprisonment in the state prison for life without the possibility of parole, or imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 25 years to life. Existing law defines 2nd degree murder as all murder that is not in the first degree and imposes a penalty of imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 15 years to life.
This bill would prohibit a participant or conspirator in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of one of the specified first degree murder felonies in which a death occurs from being liable for murder, unless the person personally committed the homicidal act, the person acted with premeditated intent to aid and abet an act wherein a death would occur, or the person was a major participant in the underlying felony and acted with reckless indifference to human life.
Existing law, as added by Proposition 8, adopted June 8, 1982, and amended by Proposition 21, adopted March 7, 2000, among other things, defines a serious felony. Existing law, also added by Proposition 8, adopted June 8, 1982, and amended by Proposition 36, adopted November 6, 2012, commonly known as the Three Strikes Law, requires increased penalties for certain recidivist offenders in addition to any other enhancement or penalty provisions that may apply, including individuals with current and prior convictions of a serious felony, as specified.
This bill would include in the list of serious felonies the commission of a felony inherently dangerous to human life wherein a person was killed.
This bill would provide a means of resentencing a defendant when a complaint, information, or indictment was filed against the defendant that allowed the prosecution to proceed under a theory of first degree felony murder, 2nd degree felony murder, or murder under the natural and probable consequences doctrine, the defendant was sentenced for first degree or 2nd degree murder or accepted a plea offer in lieu of a trial at which the defendant could be convicted for first degree or 2nd degree murder, and the defendant could not be charged with murder after the enactment of this bill. The bill would provide that the court cannot, through this resentencing process, remove a strike from the petitioner’s record. By requiring the participation of district attorneys and public defenders in the resentencing process, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 2/16/2018

Status: Referred to Public Safety 3/8/18

SB 1494

Committee on Public Safety

Public safety omnibus.

(1) Existing law sets forth timelines for the retention of court records.
This bill would correct an erroneous cross-reference in these provisions.
(2) Existing law defines the crime of unlawful oral copulation and provides punishments for violating the crime.
This bill would renumber that provision and make conforming changes.
(3) Existing law prohibits, except as specified, a person sentenced to imprisonment in a county jail from being administered any psychiatric medication without his or her prior informed consent.
This bill would delete duplicative language in that provision.
(4) Existing law requires a probation officer, under certain circumstances, to immediately refer a juvenile offender for criminal prosecution.
This bill would delete an obsolete cross reference from this provision and make conforming changes.

 

Introduced Date: 2/22/2018

Status: Referred to Public Safety 3/8/18

SCR 45

Senator Galgiani

California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

This measure would designate Monday, May 8, 2017, as California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, urge all Californians to use that day to honor California peace officers, and recognize specified California peace officers who were killed in defense of their communities.

Introduced Date: 4/25/2017

Status: Chaptered 5/15/17

 

SCR 48

Senator Skinner

Criminal sentencing.

This measure would recognize the need for statutory changes to more equitably sentence offenders in accordance with their involvement in the crime.

Introduced Date: 4/27/2017

Status: Chaptered 9/22/17

 

SCR 92

Senator McGuire

Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt Memorial Highway.

This measure would designate a specified portion of State Highway Route 29 in the County of Lake as the Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Introduced Date: 1/25/2018

Status: Referred to Committee on Transportation and Housing 2/8/18

SJR 5

Senator Stone

Federal rescheduling of marijuana from a Schedule I drug.

This measure would request that the Congress of the United States pass a law to reschedule marijuana or cannabis and its derivatives from a Schedule I drug to an alternative schedule and that the President of the United States sign such legislation.

Introduced Date: 2/21/2017

Status: Chaptered 9/22/17

SR 22

Senator De León

Relative to immigration enforcement.

Introduced Date: 3/6/2017

Status: Enrolled 3/7/2017

SR 40

Senator Morrell

Relative to First Responder Day.

Introduced Date: 5/9/2017

Status: Enrolled 7/20/17

 

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