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California Bill advances out of Senate Public Safety Committee

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 22:46:48-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California bill to reduce the use of force has passed unanimously, advancing out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.

The bill, SB 230, would set a national precedent by requiring consistent policies and mandatory training standards for all 500 California law enforcement agencies.

“Today’s amendments will tether the success of SB 230 to the success of AB 392, making it imperative for all invested stakeholders to come together and seize the opportunity to put forward the most effective legislative package possible to minimize the use of force and keep our communities safe,” said Senator Anna Caballero. “By working together, we can raise the national standard to reduce the use of force in our communities. I am committed to this effort.”

SB 230 passed with two new amendments agreed to by the Senate Public Safety Committee:

  1. The provision relating to the standard for authorizing the use of force has been removed.
  2. A provision has been added that makes SB 230 contingent on AB 392 becoming law, tying the success of these two bills together.

The bill will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee where they will assign a dollar value to it before it makes it's way to the Senate floor.