Legislative Updates

2019 Updates

March 11, 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…

2018 Measures

AB 710 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) – Cannabidiol

AB 1192 by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) – Firearms: retired peace officers

AB 1736 by Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-Templeton) – Evidence: hearsay: prior inconsistent statements

AB 2589 by Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) – Controlled substances: human chorionic gonadotropin

SB 1089 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) – California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

SB 1382 by Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) – Firearms: vehicle storage

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