As Assembly and Senate bills, passed the by legislature, make their way to the Governor's desk, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) is requesting the Governor's signature on several pieces of legislation that have direct impact on CSLEA members.
"We are pleased these CSLEA-supported bills have passed the legislature and want to be sure the Governor hears the voice of our membership in support of these bills," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "We have a strong presence at the Capitol, the best legislative and political consultants, and as a result the ability to reach out to the Governor to be heard."
On August 18, 2014, Barcelona requested the Governor's signature on:
Assembly Bill 1960 - (Assembly Member Perea) State summary criminal history information: state hospitals (letter to governor)
Senate Bill 939 - (Senator Block) Criminal Jurisdiction (letter to governor)
Assembly Bill 2032 - (Assembly Member Bonta) - Civil service: employee hearings (letter to governor)
AB 1960 would require the director of a state hospital to obtain state summary criminal history information to assess the violence risk and appropriate placement of a patient. This information will play a vital role in insuring the safety and security of both patients and staff and is of particular importance to CSLEA members who are state hospital police officers.
SB 939 would add human trafficking, pimping and pandering to the list of crimes for which prosecution may be consolidated in one jurisdiction with the concurrence of all the district attorneys in the counties where the charged offense occurred. SB 939 would facilitate justice in a more economical manner, while at the same time would lessen the impact of multiple trials on victims of human trafficking.
AB 2032 would maintain the burden of proof with the state in disciplinary proceedings when an employee is forced to bring an original action in superior court as a result of the State Personnel Board's inability to timely act on an appeal from adverse action