State Advocacy

State Advocacy

Capitol Beat – RIPA in the Real World

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC In October 2015, AB 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA), authored by Assembly Member Shirley Weber, was signed into law. This dangerous and poorly crafted measure was strongly opposed by PORAC since it was first introduced, but the political dynamic has […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – Governor Unveils 2017–2018 Budget Proposal

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC Governor Jerry Brown’s first major action this year was his January 10 unveiling of the 2017–2018 California budget declaring the ambiguous state of our economy. “We’re in very uncertain times,” he said. “We’re very subject to a lot of unpredictability.” With that said, […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – Introducing California’s New State Senators

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC A new Legislature is now in place. The question becomes, will we be a one-party state with both houses in supermajority, or will the two-party system either recover or morph into moderate Democrats and progressive Democrats jockeying for Republican support? The way we […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – And That’s a Wrap

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC Election Results Well, every once in a while a World Series and an election bring about an exhilarating surprise. The Cubs broke a jinx of more than a century. Donald Trump shook the political system to its core and made everyone question the […] Read More »

Rebuilding Trust After Tragedy

TERRY McHALE Vice President MICHELE CERVONE Account Manager Marketplace Communications   The unfathomable has now become a harsh new reality for law enforcement in America. On Thursday, July 7, our nation suffered a severe body punch when we lost five brave Dallas officers to a violent, wholesale shooting by a lone gunman. The killings were […] Read More »

A Breakdown of New Gun Laws

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC   On June 30, the Legislature sent a series of firearm-related bills to the Governor’s desk. Much of the package was a reaction to the recent massacre in Orlando. The Legislature used the “gut and amend” process, in which the current language of […] Read More »

FIREARMS LEGISLATION

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
AB 1135 (Levine) – Firearms: assault weapons.
 This bill redefines “assault weapon” to include a firearm with a detachable magazine that can be removed readily with the use of a tool.
 This bill requires that owners of these newly defined “assault weapons,” prior to January 1, 2017, to register the firearm online at DOJ. There will be a fee of up to, but no more than, $15 to register the firearm. Read More »

Primary Results and Pending Legislation

CAPITOL BEAT Primary Results and Pending Legislation AARON READ AND RANDY PERRY Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC The late, great Congressman Tip O’Neill said that all politics is local. O’Neill could have been talking specifically about PORAC. President Mike Durant constantly reminds everyone that in every election, PORAC works very closely with our […] Read More »

LEGISLATIVE DAY on May 3rd

The annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol is an opportunity for PORAC’s leadership to meet and strategize with decision makers who support law enforcement issues and work on legislation important to PORAC and its members.       Read More »

Legislative Day Priorities

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC   On May 3, PORAC leaders walked the halls of the State Capitol to meet face-to-face with policymakers and stakeholders about key legislation that could possibly impact PORAC members. Among the many measures that PORAC influences, the following four bills were chosen to […] Read More »