Legislative Updates

2019 Updates

July 15, 2019

Shortly before breaking for Summer Recess, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 302. In its current form, AB 302 provides that if a community college has parking facilities, homeless students will be allowed access overnight for the purpose of sleeping.


July 1, 2019

The Legislature now returns to its regular Legislative business, having enacted the 2019-2020 Budget with Governor Newsom last week.  The last day for policy committees to meet and report bills will be July 12, after which the Legislature will go on a one-month summer hiatus.


June 17, 2019

The big news for CCUPCA is that this budget contains $5 million for funding and infrastructure to our sponsored bill. Assembly Bill 1499 was converted into a direct budget allocation that, upon approval, will effectively enact AB 1499 into law.


May 5, 2019

CCUPCA sponsored Assembly Bill 1499, our lobbyist, John Lovell, speaking on our behalf in front of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee.

April 15, 2019

A quick update this week on present and past use-of-force Assembly Bills and Senate Bills.

March 18, 2019

College and University Police forces address the same crime challenges as municipal police and county sheriff agencies.  However unfortunate, there are some crimes that take place disproportionately within our jurisdictions. One of those crimes is active shooter incidents…

February 11, 2019

For decades, the standard as to whether an officer may use force in carrying out their professional obligations has been the Reasonableness Standard.  This standard has been extensively litigated, and officers are able to rely on the guidance of that standard. Stand-out bills this week include AB 230 and AB 392 which cast into bold relief the issue of officer use of force…

February 4, 2019

Thus far, approximately 500 bills are in print, have been introduced and put into print since the new Session began.  By the time they are finished, we can expect nearly 3,500 bills to be put into play…

January 28, 2019

This past week has been relatively quiet on the Legislative front, with only a few bills directly impacting public safety. Two such bills from this past week include Senate Bill 136 and Senate Bill 161…

January 14, 2019

Newly sworn in Governor Newsom presented his 2019-2020 Budget. This is the first budget proposal from the new governor…

January 7, 2019

January 7 marked the first day in office of Governor Gavin Newsom who took the oath as California’s  40th Governor.  The Legislative session…


Prior Legislative Updates

For information on past legislative updates, including measures past last year that affect collegiate campus, see our archived Legislative Updates.