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 […]
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 […]
On May 1 and 2, officers, families and law enforcement supporters from across the state gathered at the Capitol in Sacramento for the 40th annual California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. The solemn and moving event honored the four officrs killed in the line of duty in 2015 (plus one from a prior year), as well […]
Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC Highly anticipated Senate Bill 1286 was heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 12. Hours into the crowded committee hearing, the bill was finally up for discussion. As Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the author of the bill, presented […]
On behalf of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (“PORAC”), the
nation’s largest statewide public safety association, representing over 66,000 members in
California and Nevada, I write to oppose H.R. 699, the “the Email Privacy Act,” which seeks to
update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) for the digital age.
PORAC supports reforming ECPA and acknowledges the need for renewing this
outdated law, but H.R. 699 is not the answer. The ability to access electronic communications is
critical for law enforcement to ensure public safety efficiently and effectively. As written, H.R.
699 places an undue burden on law enforcement’s ability to gather digital evidence, providing
AARON READ AND RANDY PERRY Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC A remarkable 2,100 bills were introduced at the 2016 legislative deadline. That brings the 2015–2016 session to a total of around 5,000 newly introduced bills. Every single one crosses our desk here at Aaron Read & Associates. We not only review them, but […]
Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC Tensions brought forth by high-profile incidents throughout the country have many groups calling for changes to the way cops do their jobs. While PORAC members have always been willing to listen to the concerns of those feeling marginalized, it has been our […]
Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC On January 7, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a $170.6 billion state spending plan that reflects billions of dollars in new revenue, proposing that much of it go to K–12 schools, the developmentally disabled, and the blind, elderly and disabled. The Governor also […]