AB 211 (Gomez) – Watch
As Introduced February 2, 2015
AB 211, by Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez, would de-link the transfer of collective bargaining for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers to the state from the Coordinated Care Initiative. The measure proposes a January 2016 start date for transferring collective bargaining from all counties to the state.
Assembly Member Gomez introduced a similar bill, AB 485, in September 2013, which was opposed by the Brown Administration. In January 2014, the Senate Health Committee passed an amended version, which eventually was passed by the full Senate. However, the Assembly did not concur with the amendments and measure died during the legislative session.
CSAC will closely monitor AB 211 and will provide updates as it moves through the legislative process.
AB 65 (Alejo) – Pending
As Amended on March 19, 2015
Assembly Bill 65, by Assembly Member Luis Alejo, would require the Board of State and Community Corrections to develop a grant program to make funds available to local law enforcement entities to purchase body-worn cameras and related data storage and equipment, and to hire personnel necessary to operate a local body-worn camera program.
President Obama in December announced a three-year, $263 million funding package called the “Body Worn Camera Partnership Program” (Program). The money will be used to match 50 percent spending by local law enforcement agencies and states on body cameras and equipment storage, as well as expanded training for law enforcement and an increase in the number of cities where the United States Department of Justice facilitates local law enforcement engagement with the community.
AB 65 will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on March 24.
AB 334 (Cooley) – Pending
As Introduced on February 13, 2015
Assembly Bill 334, by Assembly Member Ken Cooley, would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to ensure that the profiling of motorcycle riders is addressed in the course of basic law enforcement training and offered to law enforcement officers in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling. The bill would also require all local law enforcement agencies to adopt a written policy designed to condemn and prevent the profiling of motorcycle riders and to review and audit any existing policies to ensure that those policies do not enable or foster the practice of profiling motorcycle riders.
AB 334 will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on March 24.
AB 373 (Medina) – Pending
As Introduced on February 17, 2015
Assembly Bill 373, by Assembly Member Jose Medina, sould require each police chief, county sheriff, or other head of a law enforcement agency to assess his or her jurisdiction to determine if any Indian tribal lands, as defined, lie within the jurisdiction. The bill would require, if the police chief, county sheriff, or other head of a law enforcement agency determines that Indian tribal lands exist within his or her jurisdiction, to ensure that those peace officers employed by the agency who work in, or adjacent to, Indian tribal lands, or who may be responsible for responding to calls for service on, or adjacent to, Indian tribal lands, complete a course that includes, but is not limited to, a review of PL-280 (which, in 1953, mandated a transfer of federal law enforcement authority within certain tribal nations to state governments in six states: California, Minnesota (except the Red Lake Nation), Nebraska, Oregon (except the Warm Springs Reservation), Wisconsin (except later the Menominee Indian Reservation) and, upon its statehood, Alaska.)
SB 237 (Anderson) - Concerns
As Introduced on February 17, 2015
Senate Bill 237, by Senator Joel Anderson, would require every person appointed as an animal control officer prior to July 1, 2016, to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants no later than July 1, 2017. This bill would require every person appointed as an animal control officer, and every person appointed as a director, manager, or supervisor, or any person in direct control of an animal control agency, on or after July 1, 2016, to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants within one year of his or her appointment, as specified. This bill would require every animal control officer, prior to the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants, to have satisfactorily completed the required course of training.
This bill would also require every animal control officer appointed prior to July 1, 2016, to satisfactorily complete at least 40 hours of continuing education and training relating to the powers and duties of an animal control officer, no later than July 1, 2019, and every 3 years thereafter, as specified. The bill would require every animal control officer appointed on or after July 1, 2016, to comply with those requirements within 3 years of the date of his or her appointment, and every 3 years thereafter.
The bill would specify that the above training and continuing training requirements do not apply to an animal control officer who is a peace officer.
Counties will recall a similar bill from last year, SB 1278 by Senator Mark Leno. CSAC is concerned that by requiring animal control officials to perform additional duties, SB 237 would impose costs on counties despite it being subject to state reimbursement. Traditionally, CSAC would oppose new and additional training costs for county personnel. However, we recognize the importance of these requirements given the hazards of animal control duties.
SB 237 will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on March 24.
AB 259 (Dababneh) – Pending
As Introduced on February 17, 2015
Assembly Bill 259, by Assembly Member Matthew Dababneh, would require a public agency that is the source of a data breach to offer at least 12 months of identity theft prevention and mitigation services at no cost to affected consumers. Specifically, AB 259 would:
- Require a public agency that is the source of a data breach and is required to provide affected persons with notice of the breach to provide at least 12 months of appropriate identity theft prevention and mitigation services at no cost to the affected persons.
- Require a public agency to give affected persons all information necessary to take advantage of the offer for identity theft prevention and mitigation services.
- Requires a public agency to offer identity theft prevention and mitigation services only if the breach exposed, or may have exposed, a person’s name in combination with a Social Security number or a driver’s license number.
- Requires a public agency that delays the specified notification at the direction of law enforcement to make the notification promptly after a law enforcement agency determines that notification will not compromise any criminal investigation.
AB 259 will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on March 24.