We are working to strengthen and improve your law enforcement rights in California.
In September, the California Legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 542, which was promptly signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. SB 542 contains a presumption for first responders who have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also known as post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI), as a result of their jobs.
When most people think of Christmas, they think of family, gifts, religion, lights, candy canes, cookies, more lights and finally Santa. The people of Butte County, more specifically Chico, are no different. The only thing that might be a little different is that when Santa comes to Chico, he’s blue. That’s right — Blue Santa. So what is Blue Santa? Blue Santa is the Chico Police Departments, Santa Claus. He wears a blue police uniform, complete with Chico P.D. patches and his very own department badge with his name on it.
This January marks the second year of a two-year legislative session. This means that we will see many of our 2019 priority bills moving through committee and floor hearings once again. Last year, there were over 3,000 bills introduced in the state Assembly and state Senate. On average, each bill is amended three or four times, so that means PORAC leadership, along with Aaron Read & Associates, reviewed over 10,000 bills, looking for those that have an impact on our members.