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outdated law, but H.R. 699 is not the answer.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 […]
Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC Picture it. Decisions about your retirement future and security made by a disillusioned and misinformed electorate. Employer contributions to safety employee retirement and retiree health care capped at 13%. Employers prohibited from paying more than half of the total cost of retirement benefits. […]
Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC The first half of the 2015-16 legislative session drew to a close at midnight on October 11, the constitutional deadline for Governor Brown to sign, veto or take no action on all legislation that made it to his desk. As we have […]
After midnight on Friday, September 11, the Legislature wrapped up its work for the first half of the 2015-16 legislative session. As usual, both houses saved the most hotly debated bills for the final weeks, with the most controversial being voted on as the clock neared and passed midnight. In all, the Legislature sent 250 […]