Email your representative now to request that they work collaboratively with law enforcement to find solutions on public safety legislation that will achieve the best outcome for law enforcement and the public. In the last few months of this truncated legislative session, more than two dozen bills were rapidly introduced that aimed […]
By Rick Baratta AB 301: The Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights In 1973 a bill (AB 1800) was proposed that would extend civil rights to officers, which PORAC supported. In 1974 PORAC amended this legislation and joined with the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL- not a PORAC member) to cosponsor the “Policemans’ Bill of […]
On April 29, 2020, PORAC President Brian Marvel, on behalf of the PORAC Board of Directors, wrote a letter to Assemblymember Jim Cooper to inform him of PORAC’s co-sponsorship of AB 664. AB 664 will classify COVID-19, and other communicable diseases, as presumptive work-related injuries for nurses, firefighters and peace officers. To protect […]
As many of you know, the Legislature adjourned on March 15 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Both Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon have proposed May 4 as a potential date to reconvene; however, that date is still to be determined as new information about the virus continues to be brought to light.