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PORAC FUND A HERO

Helping Associations Help Members in Need The unpredictable nature of the job is one of the things that makes the law enforcement profession so unique — and so dangerous. We never know what will happen during the course of our duties or whether we’ll make it back home at the end of a shift. That’s […] Read More »

Capitol Beat – Governor Signs Sponsored Use-of-Force Legislation

On September 12, Governor Newsom signed into law PORAC’s sponsored bill, SB 230 by Senator Anna Caballero (D–Salinas). PORAC, along with ARA and other stakeholders in our state, was there to witness the signing of the bill, which was 15 months in the making. SB 230 builds on California’s already rigorous officer training requirements and is the first bill to mandate additional statewide training in specific categories such as de-escalation, interacting with vulnerable populations and an officer’s duty to intercede. Read More »

Federal Legislation – Congress Is Back in Session

Congress, right alongside elementary schools and the NFL, returned in September. It picked up where it left off: squabbling over government funding, gun control and investigations. With 2020 closing in, and campaign season with it, many senators and representatives view these next few months as the last, best chance to pass meaningful legislation. As a result, Congress is scrambling to reach agreements and pass legislation to decrease drug prices, end surprise medical bills, reduce gun violence, establish a renewed trading relationship with our neighbors and fund government activities reflecting the priorities of the American people. Read More »

Press Release- SB 230 Signed Into Law

Today SB 230 has been signed into law. This precedent-setting legislation will allow Law Enforcement in California access to the funding and training they need to continue the outstanding service they provide to their communities. Read the full press release… Read More »

Press Release – California Legislatures Vote to Pass SB230

This past year, our law enforcement coalition has worked tirelessly with our elected leaders to ensure the passage of SB 230 (Caballero). Today’s passage of SB 230 in the State Assembly solidifies the hard work and our commitment to serving California’s law enforcement and the communities they serve. Read More »

Federal Legislation – Wave of Violence Reignites Debate on Guns

As members of Congress returned to their districts for the August congressional recess and presidential candidates flocked to the Iowa State Fair, the country was shaken by a series of attacks. Gun violence directed toward civilians and law enforcement alike swept the country in July and August, bringing tragedy to communities and families while upending a political world that had gone dormant during the recess. Read More »

Capitol Beat – 2020 Elections

Election season has begun, as candidates are scrambling for campaign contributions and endorsements. The primary election is March 3, 2020, rather than the usual June primary date. In 2018, Governor Brown moved up the date to coincide with our presidential election primary, or “Super Tuesday.” This change was made because historically, the presidential nominees had already been determined by the time Californians cast their votes. A March primary gives California a more integral role in the presidential race. Read More »