Each year hundreds of bills are introduced and monitored by PORAC’s lobbyists at the direction of the membership.
PORAC has been instrumental in drafting and working on some of the most significant pieces of legislation that have ever impacted peace officers, including Assembly Bill 301, which was the Peace Officers Procedural Bill of Rights, and Assembly Bill 1435, which provided for the constitutional protection of peace officers’ personnel records.
PORAC has sponsored many other pieces of legislation that have provided for the constitutional protection of law enforcement officers, and have increased the benefits for workers’ compensation and retirement.
Of significant importance was PORAC’s effort at increasing survivors’ benefits by abolishing long-standing penalties imposed on surviving spouses, and families of officers who have died in the line of duty.
PORAC was the dominant influence and force in the creation of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission, and actively worked to pass legislation that added two additional rank-and-file positions.
No other organization can claim the legislative victories that PORAC has achieved. PORAC has the clout to tie up and/or kill legislative issues that are detrimental to peace officers. Through its active involvement and logical presentation of the facts, PORAC is rated as one of the most effective lobbying groups in California.