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Legislative Update

The following are bills presented and/or being heard during the 2020-21 Legislative Session.  These bills could have an impact on POST operations, or be of significant interest to law enforcement partners. It is not a complete list. (Updated 9/22/2020)

Bill # and Author Title and Summary Status of Bill

AB 66

(Gonzalez)

Police: use of force

Would prohibit the use of kinetic energy projectiles or chemical agents, as defined, by any law enforcement agency to disperse any assembly, protest, demonstration, or other gathering of persons, except in compliance with specified standards set by the bill, and would prohibit their use solely due to a violation of an imposed curfew, verbal threat, or noncompliance with a law enforcement directive. The bill would prohibit the use of chloroacetophenone tear gas or 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile gas by law enforcement agencies to disperse any assembly, protest, demonstration, or other gathering of persons.

9/1/2020-DEAD

AB 465

(Eggman)

Mental health workers: supervision

Current law regulates provision of programs and services relating to mental health and requires the creation of community programs to increase access to, and quality of, community-based mental health services.This bill would require any program permitting mental health professionals to respond to emergency mental health crisis calls in collaboration with law enforcement to ensure the program is supervised by a licensed mental health professional, including, among others, a licensed clinical social worker, except as specified.

9/14/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 767

(Grayson)

Victim compensation: use of excessive force by a peace officer

Current law provides for the compensation of victims and derivative victims of specified types of crimes by the California Victim Compensation Board from the Restitution Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, for specified losses suffered as a result of those crimes. Current law defines various terms for purposes of these provisions, including “crime,” which includes any public offense wherever it may take place that would constitute a misdemeanor or felony. This bill would revise the definition of “crime” to include any public offense described above regardless of whether any suspect is arrested for or charged with the commission of the crime.

8/31/2020-DEAD

AB 846

(Burke)

Public employment: public officers or employees declared by law to be peace officers.

Current law establishes the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training within the Department of Justice to perform various functions involving the training of peace officers. Current law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including, among other requirements, that peace officers be evaluated by a physician and surgeon or psychologist and found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. This bill would require that evaluation to include bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

9/14/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 1022

(Holden)

Peace officers: use of force

Current law requires each law enforcement agency, on or before January 1, 2021, to maintain a policy that provides a minimum standard on the use of force. Current law requires that policy, among other things, to require that officers report potential excessive force to a superior officer when present and observing another officer using force that the officer believes to be unnecessary, and to require that officers intercede when present and observing another officer using force that is clearly beyond that which is necessary, as specified.This bill would require those law enforcement policies to require those officers to immediately report potential excessive force, and to intercede when present and observing an officer using excessive force, as defined.

8/21/2020-DEAD

AB 1185

(McCarty)

County board of supervisors: sheriff oversight

Current law establishes the office of the sheriff in each county to preserve peace, and authorizes the sheriff to sponsor, supervise, or participate in any project of crime prevention, rehabilitation of persons previously convicted of crime, or the suppression of delinquency. Current law requires a board of supervisors to supervise the official conduct of all county officers and ensure that they faithfully perform their duties. This bill would authorize a county to establish a sheriff oversight board to assist the board of supervisors with those duties as they relate to the sheriff, either by action of the board of supervisors or through a vote of county residents.

9/14/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 1196

(Gipson)

 Peace officers: use of force

Would prohibit a law enforcement agency from authorizing the use of a carotid restraint or a choke hold, as defined.

9/14/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 1299

(Salas)

Peace officers: employment

Would require any agency that employs peace officers to notify the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training when a peace officer separates from employment, including details of any termination or resignation in lieu of termination. This bill would require an agency to notify the commission if an officer leaves the agency with a complaint, charge, or investigation pending, and would require the agency to complete the investigation and notify the commission of its findings. The bill would require the commission to include this information in an officer’s profile and make that information available to specified parties including any law enforcement agency that is conducting a preemployment background investigation of the subject of the profile.

9/14/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 1506

(McCarty)

 Police use of force

Current law requires law enforcement agencies to report to the Department of Justice, as specified, any incident in which a peace officer is involved in a shooting or use of force that results in death or serious bodily injury. This bill would create a division within the Department of Justice to, upon the request of a law enforcement agency, review the use-of-force policy of the agency and make recommendations, as specified.

9/14/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 1550

(Bonta)

Discriminatory emergency calls

Current law prohibits a governmental authority, or agent of a governmental authority, or person acting on behalf of a governmental authority, from engaging in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers that deprives any person of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States or by the Constitution or laws of California. This bill would authorize a person to bring a civil action against any responsible party, who, motivated by the person’s protected status, knowingly causes a peace officer to arrive at a location to contact the person with the intent to, among other things, infringe upon the person’s rights or cause the person to feel harassed, humiliated, or embarrassed.

8/31/2020-DEAD

AB 1599

(Cunningham)

Peace officers: investigations of misconduct

Would require a law enforcement agency or oversight agency to complete its investigation into an allegation of the use of force resulting in death or great bodily injury, sexual assault, discharge of a firearm, or dishonesty relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime or misconduct by another peace officer or custodial officer, despite the peace officer’s or custodial officer’s voluntary separation from the employing agency. The bill would require the investigation to result in a finding that the allegation is either sustained, not sustained, unfounded, or exonerated, as defined. The bill would also require an agency other than an officer’s employing agency that conducts an investigation of these allegations to disclose its findings with the employing agency no later than the conclusion of the investigation.

8/21/2020-DEAD

AB 1652

(Wicks)

Law enforcement agency policies: use of force: protests

Would require each law enforcement agency to expand the agency’s use of force policy to include clear and specific guidelines under which officers may use “kettling” or “corralling,” as defined by the bill, and to prohibit officers from failing to wear, or intentionally acting to obscure or conceal information on, a badge while on duty. The bill would also require each agency’s policy to prohibit law enforcement officers from using force on individuals engaged in, or members of the press covering, a lawful assembly or protest, as specified, and would further require the policy to require that an officer who is found to have intentionally violated this policy be suspended, as specified. By imposing additional duties on local law enforcement agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

8/31/2020-DEAD

AB 1709

(Weber)

 Law enforcement: use of force

This bill would remove the specification that a peace officer making an arrest need not desist in their efforts because of resistance or threatened resistance from the person being arrested. The bill would also require a peace officer to attempt to control an incident through deescalation tactics, as defined, in an effort to reduce or avoid the need to use force, to render medical aid immediately or as soon as feasible, and to intervene to stop a violation of law or an excessive use of force by another peace officer.

8/31/202-DEAD

AB 1854

(Frazier)

Missing or Murdered Native American Women Task Force

Would create the Missing or Murdered Native American Women Task Force in the Department of Justice, and would provide for the membership of that task force. The bill would require the task force to complete a formal consultation with California’s Native American tribes on how to improve tribal access to databases, to develop recommendations on how to increase state resources for reporting and identifying missing and murdered Native American persons in the state, and to develop a database of nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations that provide aid or support in locating missing Native American persons. The bill would require the task force to submit a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2023, detailing improvements to tribal database access, interjurisdictional coordination, and law enforcement resource allocation for cases of missing or murdered Native American persons.

5/29/2020-DEAD

AB 1945

(Salas)

Emergency services: first responders

Would, for purposes of the California Emergency Services Act, define “first responder” as an employee of the state or a local public agency who provides emergency response services, including a peace officer, firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, public safety dispatcher, or public safety telecommunicator.

9/11/2020-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 68, Statutes of 2020.

AB 2028

(Aguiar-Curry)

State agencies: meetings

The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, requires that a state body provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the body on each agenda item. Current law exempts from this requirement, among other things, an agenda item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of members of the state body at a public meeting where members of the public were afforded an opportunity to address the committee on the item. This bill would delete this exception, thereby making the requirement to provide an opportunity to address the state body applicable to an agenda item for which the public had an opportunity to address it at a public meeting of a committee of the state body.

8/31/2020-DEAD

AB 2093

(Gloria)

Public records: writing transmitted by electronic mail: retention.      

Would, unless a longer retention period is required by statute or regulation, or established by the Secretary of State pursuant to the State Records Management Act, require a public agency, for purposes of the California Public Records Act, to retain and preserve for at least 2 years every public record, as defined, that is transmitted by electronic mail.

6/5/2020-DEAD

AB 2235

(Gabriel)

Firearms: gun violence restraining orders

Would require the Department of Justice to carry out various duties relating to documenting and responding to hate crimes, including conducting reviews of all law enforcement agencies every 3 years to evaluate the accuracy of hate crime data provided and agencies’ hate crime policies, implementing a school-based program in conjunction with school districts and local law enforcement agencies aimed at educating students regarding how to report all suspected hate crimes to prevent future hate crimes, submitting specified hate crime reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in the national crime repository for crime data, and sending advisory notices to law enforcement agencies when the department determines that hate crimes are being committed in multiple jurisdictions.ns

5/29/2020-DEAD

AB 2236

(Gabriel)

Peace officer training: hate crimes

Current law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to develop and implement a course of instruction and training for specified peace officers on the topic of hate crimes. Current law requires that training to be implemented into the basic course and requires, as specified, all state and local law enforcement agencies to provide the training to all peace officers they employ. This bill would require POST to develop and periodically update an interactive refresher course on hate crimes for in-service peace officers, and require specified peace officers to take the course every 5 years.

6/5/2020-DEAD

AB 2340

(Bigelow)

Peace officers: deputy sheriffs

Current law establishes categories of peace officers with varying powers and authority to make arrests and carry firearms. This bill would include a deputy sheriff employed by the County of Del Norte, the County of Mono, or the County of San Mateo within that definition of peace officer.

 8/31/2020-DEAD

AB 2372

(Irwin)

Coroners and medical examiners.      

Would, except as provided, prohibit the disclosure of any report of death, autopsy report, investigation summary, toxicology report, coroner’s register, file or other record, working paper, or note relating to a postmortem examination or autopsy of a decedent. The bill would allow disclosure to, among others, the decedent’s next of kin, personal representative, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner if certain evidence of identity is provided, including a declaration under penalty of perjury.

5/29/2020-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(5). (Last location was PUB. S. on 4/24/2020)

AB 2532

(Irwin)

Firearms: gun violence restraining orders

Current law, commencing on September 1, 2020, authorizes specified individuals, including a law enforcement officer, or a family member, employer, or coworker of a person, to petition the court to issue an order restraining that person from possessing a firearm, as specified, or to petition the court for the renewal of such an order. This bill would authorize a district attorney, county counsel, or city attorney to file a petition on behalf of a law enforcement officer, requesting the issuance or renewal of these orders, and to represent an officer in any subsequent court proceeding related to the issuance or renewal of the order.

8/18/2020-DEAD

AB 2591

(Ramos)

Peace officers: firearms: establishment serving the public

Current law makes it a misdemeanor for an innkeeper or common carrier of passengers to refuse to receive or entertain any guest or to refuse to receive or carry any passenger without just cause or excuse. Current law makes it a misdemeanor to deny admittance to accommodations to a blind, deaf, or disabled person and that person’s specially trained guide dog, signal dog, or service dog. This bill would make it unlawful for an establishment serving the public to prohibit or otherwise restrict a peace officer from carrying a weapon on the establishment’s premises that the peace officer is authorized to carry, regardless of whether the peace officer is engaged in the actual discharge of the officer’s duties while carrying the weapon.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

AB 2616

(Gabriel)

Peace officer training: gun violence restraining orders

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop and implement, on or before January 1, 2022, a course of training for those law enforcement officers regarding gun violence restraining orders. The bill would require the course to be incorporated into the course or courses of basic training for law enforcement officers on or before January 1, 2022, and would require the course or courses to include specified topics, including the process of filing a petition for a gun violence restraining order and situational training to assist officers in identifying when a gun violence restraining order is appropriate.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

AB 2833

(Lackey)

Domestic violence: victim’s information card.      

Current law requires law enforcement agencies to develop and implement written policies for officer responses to domestic violence incidents, including furnishing written notice to victims at the scene in the form of a Victims of Domestic Violence card that contains, among other information, telephone numbers for local hotlines, shelters, and counseling centers. This bill would add the issuance of Victims of Domestic Violence cards as a topic in the course of instruction for the training of law enforcement officers.

DEAD, 6/5/2020

AB 2891

(Jones-Sawyer)

Peace officers: California Science Center and Exposition Park.      

Under current law, security officers of the California Science Center are also responsible for providing police and security services, keeping order, and preserving the peace and safety of persons and property at the California Science Center and at Exposition Park on a year-round basis. Under existing law, they are not peace officers but may exercise the powers of arrest of a peace officer during the course and within the scope of their employment, as specified. This bill would grant peace officer status to security officers of the California Science Center. The bill would make other nonsubstantive conforming change

8/20/2020-DEAD

AB 2917

(McCarty)

Department of Justice: law enforcement policies on the use of deadly force

Would require the Attorney General, commencing on July 1, 2023, to create a program within the Department of Justice to review the policies on the use of deadly force of any law enforcement agency, as specified, that requests a review, and to make recommendations

DEAD, 5/29/2020

AB 2977

(Wicks)

Correctional officers: training

Would require the Board of State and Community Corrections to develop and implement a program of training on the subject of implicit bias. The bill would require the board to convene a working group, as specified, to develop the 3-hour long course on implicit bias, as described, and would require all state and local correctional officers, parole officers, and probation officers, as specified, to take the course by no later than January 1, 2024.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

AB 3071

(Mullin)

Lead ammunition: shooting ranges

Would prohibit a sport shooting range or an indoor shooting range, as defined, from selling or giving away ammunition unless that ammunition is certified as nonlead ammunition by the commission. The bill would also prohibit patrons or employees of a sport shooting range or an indoor shooting range from firing ammunition unless it is nonlead certified and would require a sport shooting range and an indoor shooting range to post a specified sign to that effect

DEAD, 6/5/2020

AB 3099

(Ramos)

Department of Justice: law enforcement assistance with tribal issues.

Current law establishes a Rural Indian Crime Prevention Program to provide grants to local law enforcement agencies to provide training to officers and to provide specified services to Native American persons and communities. This bill would require the department, upon an appropriation of funds by the Legislature, to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies, as specified, relating to tribal issues, including homicides and missing persons cases.

9/11/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

AB 3202

McCarty

Peace officers: leave of absence.

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to create a workgroup consisting of appropriate stakeholders to study the appropriate leave of absence policies for a peace officer after a traumatic event has occurred in the course of the peace officer’s duties.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

AB 3337

(Weber)

Mental health: first responders

Current law authorizes a local or regional law enforcement agency to establish an agencywide network of peers available to aid fellow employees with emotional or professional issues.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to mental health services for first responders

DEAD, 6/5/2020

AB 3341

(Muratsuchi)

Public employment: peace officers

Current law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including, among other requirements, being of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation. This bill would require that the background investigation for determining moral character use standards defined by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, as minimum guidelines, before the applicant may be employed or begin training as a peace officer. The bill would make related changes

DEAD, 6/5/2020

SB 388

(Galgiani)

Missing persons: reports: local agencies

Current law requires all local police and sheriffs’ departments to accept reports of missing persons without delay and to use a specified form in order to obtain the release of dental or skeletal X-ray records, as provided. If the missing person is under 21 years of age, or the person is determined to be at risk, existing law requires the police department or sheriff’s department to broadcast a “Be On the Lookout” bulletin and to transmit the report to the Department of Justice, as provided. Under current law, these requirements are not operative in a local jurisdiction if the governing body of a local agency adopts a resolution expressly making these requirements inoperative. This bill would delete the authorization to make the reporting requirements inoperative in a local jurisdiction by resolution, thereby making those requirements mandatory and imposing a state-mandated local program.

9/9/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

SB 480

(Archuleta)

Law enforcement uniforms

Current law prohibits the wearing of a military uniform, as specified, by any person not authorized to wear that uniform.This bill would prohibit, with certain exceptions, a law enforcement agency from authorizing or allowing its employees to wear a uniform that is made from a camouflage printed or patterned material or a uniform that is substantially similar, as described, to a uniform of the United States Armed Forces or state active militia.

9/8/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

SB 629

(McGuire)

Public peace: media access

Would, if peace officers close the immediate area surrounding any emergency field command post or establish any other command post, police line, or rolling closure at a demonstration, march, protest, or rally where individuals are engaged primarily in constitutionally protected activity, as described, require that a duly authorized representative of any news service, online news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network, as described, be allowed to enter those closed areas and would prohibit a peace officer or other law enforcement officer from intentionally assaulting, interfering with, or obstructing a duly authorized representative who is gathering, receiving, or processing information for communication to the public.

9/9/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

SB 731

(Bradford)

Peace Officers: certification: civil rights

Would provide that a threat, intimidation, or coercion under the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act may be inherent in any interference with a civil right and would describe intentional acts for these purposes as an act in which the person acted with general intent or a conscious objective to engage in particular conduct.

8/31/2020-DEAD

SB 776

(Skinner)

Peace officers: release of records

Current law makes peace officer and custodial officer personnel records and specified records maintained by any state or local agency, or information obtained from these records, confidential and prohibits these records from being disclosed in any criminal or civil proceeding except by discovery. Current law sets forth exceptions to this policy, including, among others, records relating to specified incidents involving the discharge of a firearm, sexual assault, perjury, or misconduct by a peace officer or custodial officer. Current law makes a record related to an incident involving the use of force against a person resulting in death or great bodily injury subject to disclosure. Current law requires a state or local agency to make these excepted records available for inspection pursuant to the California Public Records Act. This bill would make every incident involving use of force to make a member of the public comply with an officer, force that is unreasonable, or excessive force subject to disclosure.

8/31/2020-DEAD

SB 1047

(Stern)

Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers: post-traumatic stress

Current law provides, only until January 1, 2025, that, for certain state and local firefighting personnel and peace officers, the term “injury” includes post-traumatic stress that develops or manifests during a period in which the injured person is in the service of the department or unit, but applies only to injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2020. Current law requires the compensation awarded pursuant to this provision to include full hospital, surgical, medical treatment, disability indemnity, and death benefits. This bill would make that provision applicable to active firefighting members of the State Department of State Hospitals, the State Department of Developmental Services, and the Military Department, and to additional peace officers, including security officers of the Department of Justice when performing assigned duties as security officers and the officers of a state hospital under the jurisdiction of the State Department of State Hospitals or the State Department of Developmental Services, among other officers.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

SB 1089

(Archuleta)

Law enforcement: training policies.

Current law establishes the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training in the Department of Justice and requires the commission to adopt rules establishing minimum standards regarding the recruitment of peace officers. Existing law requires the commission to develop guidelines and implement courses of instruction regarding racial profiling, domestic violence, hate crimes, vehicle pursuits, and human trafficking, among others. Current law requires the commission to implement a course or courses of instruction for the regular and periodic training of law enforcement officers in the use of force. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.

8/31/2020-DEAD

SB 1108

(Hueso)

Senior and disability victimization.      

Would require that all local law enforcement agencies adopt a policy regarding senior and disability victimization on or before January 1, 2022, and to make the policy and all future updates and amendments available to the California Commission on Aging and the state protection and advocacy agency upon request. By expanding the duties of local law enforcement, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

SB 1112

(Chang)

Criminal justice: local funding

Would appropriate $50,000,000 from the General Fund to be allocated according to a schedule developed by the Department of Finance, the California Police Chiefs Association, and the California State Sheriffs’ Association to police departments and sheriff’s departments that, among other things, are in jurisdictions with high homeless populations or that wish to fund codeployment teams for crisis intervention. The bill would require the local entities that receive funding under these provisions to report specified data to the Board of State and Community Corrections, and require the board to report to the Legislature by a specified date

8/31/2020-DEAD

SB 1123

(Chang)

Elder and dependent adult abuse

Current law requires local law enforcement agencies to revise or include in their policy manuals, if a policy manual exists, specified information regarding elder and dependent adult abuse, including, among other things, the definition of elder and dependent adult abuse provided by the Department of Justice in its March 2015 policy and procedures manual. This bill would define the term “elder and dependent adult abuse” for the purposes of those provisions and instead require that definition to be included in law enforcement agencies’ policy manuals.

9/9/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

SB 1136

(Gonzalez, Lena)

Peace officers: recruitment of women

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop best practice recruiting recommendations and materials that include best practices for recruiting women peace officers. The bill would require the commission to create and make available a guidebook or other material on best practices for peace officer recruitment for recruiting community oriented officers and women peace officers. The bill would also require the commission to distribute a short bulletin via the internet to law enforcement agencies on the topic of best recruitment practices, including recruiting women peace officers.

DEAD, 5/29/2020

SB 1220

(Umberg)

Peace and custodial officers.

Current law provides discovery procedures for peace or custodial officer personnel records, and other records pertaining to peace or custodial officers, as specified. Current law defines a Brady list as a system, index, list, or other record containing the names of peace officers whose personnel files are likely to contain evidence of dishonesty or bias, as specified. This bill would require each prosecuting agency to maintain a Brady list. The bill would, on and after January 1, 2022, require any state or local law enforcement agency maintaining personnel records of peace officers and custodial officers to annually, to each prosecuting agency within its jurisdiction, and upon request to any prosecuting agency, provide a list of names and badge numbers of officers employed by the agency in the 5 years prior to providing the list who meet specified criteria, including, among other things, that the officer has had sustained findings for conduct of moral turpitude or group bias or that the officer is on probation for a criminal offense

9/8/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor

SB 1338

(Archuleta)

Emergency vehicles: blue warning lights

Current law authorizes specified peace officers, including, among others, probation officers, in the performance of the officers’ duties, to display a steady or flashing blue warning light visible from the front, sides, or rear of their emergency vehicles. Current law requires probation officers to complete a specified classroom training course regarding the operation of emergency vehicles before operating an emergency vehicle with a blue warning light.This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.

8/31/2020-DEAD

SB 1354

(Hurtado)

Law enforcement agencies: public records

Current law requires 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. This bill would require that information to be posted in English, Spanish, and any other language that is spoken by at least 5% of the population in the jurisdiction of that law enforcement agency

DEAD, 5/29/2020

SB 1377

(Morrell)

Emergency vehicles: exhaust systems: exemptions

Current law generally requires a motor vehicle to be equipped with a motor vehicle pollution control device. Current law exempts specified emergency vehicles from this requirement.This bill would also exempt specified emergency vehicles used by a community college, police academy, fire academy, or similar facility solely for the training of emergency response personnel.

DEAD, 6/5/2020

SB 1392

(Bradford)

Peace officers: basic course of training

Current law requires every peace officer to have satisfactorily completed an introductory training course prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Current law requires each applicant for admission to a basic course of training certified by the commission that includes the carrying and use of firearms, who is not sponsored by a local or other law enforcement agency, or is not a peace officer, to submit written certification to the Department of Justice that the applicant has no criminal history background that would disqualify them from possessing a firearm. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions

8/31/2020-DEAD
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