SB 230 Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing

On April 23rd Senate Bill 230, authored by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) and sponsored by PORAC, and a coalition of Law Enforcement Associations made its way out of the Senate Public Safety Committee with a unanimous vote of 7-0. From here, the bill will continue on to Senate Appropriations Committee where an estimated monetary value will be established. If it passes, it moves to the Senate floor. Two Amendments were agreed upon by the Public Safety Committee and the bill’s author.  First, Penal Code Section 196, as updated by us, was removed – leaving the status quo.  Additionally, a provision has been added that makes SB 230 contingent on AB 392 becoming law, tying the success of these two bills together. SB 392 (Weber) has changes to PC 196 – a change from the reasonable standard to “necessary.” As she defines it, we are strongly opposed. This added provision will give us an opportunity to negotiate amendments to AB 392. 

“California has the unique and important opportunity to lead the nation now,” said Brian Marvel, President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC). “SB 230 will set a national precedent by establishing the most comprehensive legislative solution to one of the most critical issues facing America today. As we continue to collaborate on a solution, the rest of America will be watching – we have a responsibility to lead.”

Watch the testimony of PORAC President Brian Marvel.

Transcript of President Marvel’s Speech

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Visit www.porac.org/sb230, you can send a necessary message to California legislators that protecting our communities and our officers is of the utmost importance. It only takes a few seconds!

Share the link with your friends and family so they can submit letters also. EVERY ACTION COUNTS!

AB 392 Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing

Dr. Weber’s bill, AB 392, moved out of Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 9th with a vote of  6 – 2.  The key to the vote was that the bill was not moved to the floor after the successful vote, but was sent to the Rules Committee, where it will sit until the Assembly leadership decides what to do with the bill – sending a clear message to the opposition that Dr. Weber and her sponsors are preparing for negotiation.  The Legislature is going on recess this Friday; however, we don’t predict that any talks would occur prior to sometime in May. 

Watch the testimony of Sacramento Deputy Sheriff Julie Robertson about the incident on September 2018 that took the life of her partner, Mark Stasyuk.

Watch the full hearing here.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Visit www.porac.org/sb230, you can send a necessary message to California legislators that protecting our communities and our officers is of the utmost importance. It only takes a few seconds!

Share the link with your friends and family so they can submit letters also. EVERY ACTION COUNTS!