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The Post-Election Landscape

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP Presidential Race In a stunning outcome that defied every major national poll and the predictions of countless political pundits, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on November 8. Trump amassed a number […] 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 »

Law Enforcement Issues on the National Stage

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP Presidential Campaign Update The most captivating and controversial presidential race in recent memory is coming into the homestretch as American voters prepare to elect their next commander in chief on November 8. Hillary Clinton has maintained a […] Read More »

Election Spotlight: Conventions & CA Races

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP With Congress back in session for only a short time before recessing again in advance of the November elections, PORAC members visited more than 20 Senate and House offices during the week of September 19 to discuss […] Read More »

Playing Defense

Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC On August 31, the second year of the California Legislature’s two-year session came to a close. PORAC, working along with Aaron Read & Associates, fought an oftentimes uphill battle on numerous public safety fronts. The intensity of the attention being placed on every […] Read More »

Election Spotlight: Conventions & CA Races

DARRYL NIRENBERG Partner JASON ABEL Of Counsel EVA RIGAMONTI Associate CAMERON O’BRIEN Legislative Assistant Steptoe & Johnson LLP Country Mourns Dallas Tragedy as Congress Recesses America was shocked and heartbroken on July 7, when a gunman deliberately targeted police officers providing security at a protest march in Dallas. Five officers were killed and nine others, […] Read More »

Looking to the Elections and Beyond

AARON READ AND RANDY PERRY Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC A reporter recently reached out to PORAC President Mike Durant, asking, “What are the major issues law enforcement is dealing with right now?” Durant did not have to pause for long. He said, “To be candid, the list is long.” The PORAC Board, […] Read More »

Comments regarding Colin Kaepernick from PORAC President, Mike Durant

Colin Kaepernick sat down this weekend, something he has been doing with greater consistency since his breakout season. Mr. Kaepernick made headlines this time because he chose to take a seat during the playing of our national anthem. His protest was non-violent and completely within his rights, and we would protect him from those who […] 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 »