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Index Terrorism and other Related Legislation

SB 27 (McPherson-R) Emergency services: terrorism

Requires the Governor's Office of Emergency Services to develop specified training relative to terrorism awareness and response. Requires categories of personnel identified by the office to complete the training by June 30, 2002.

(Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)

SB 219* (Scott-D) Tax relief: victims of terrorism

Conforms state law to federal law relative to tax relief for victims of terrorism.

Chapter 807, Statutes of 2002

SB 406* (Ortiz-D) Bioterrorism preparedness

Establishes the procedures by which federal funding may be allocated and expended by local health jurisdictions for the prevention of, and in response to, bioterrorist attacks and other public health emergencies, pursuant to the federally approved collaborative state-local plan.

Chapter 393, Statutes of 2002

SB 489 (Romero-D) Weapons of mass destruction

Creates the Hazardous Waste of Concern and Public Safety Act to tighten tracking of hazardous wastes that might be misused as a weapon of mass destruction.

Chapter 507, Statutes of 2002

SB 688 (Burton-D) Civil action: victims of 9/11

Provides that limitations for assault, battery and personal injury and wrongful death actions be extended from one year to two years and applied retroactively to victims of the September 11th terrorist attack.

Chapter 448, Statutes of 2002

SB 711* (Dunn-D) State employees: active duty

Provides specified salary and benefit compensation for various state employees who are called to active military service as a result of the war on terrorism.

Chapter 5, Statutes of 2002

SB 1260 (Escutia-D) Bioterrorism

Requires the Children's Environmental Health Center within the California Environmental Protection Agency to address the needs of children in bioterrorism preparedness and response.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1267 (Battin-R) Terrorist threats

Requires a defendant to pay the costs of response by police, fire and other government entities, or any private entity, to a credible threat, false bomb report, false bomb delivery, placement, or a felony violation of Section 148.1 of the Penal Code, as specified. Seeks to bill those who commit terrorist threats or hoaxes accountable for damages caused to local entities.

Chapter 281, Statutes of 2002

SB 1279* (Murray-D) Antiterrorism Safety Bond Act of 2002

Enacts the California Antiterrorism Safety Bond Act of 2002 and authorizes the issuance of $2 billion in general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing a program for antiterrorism safety. Local government building retrofit projects require a 20 percent match. The Bond Act is subject to a vote of the people at an unspecified statewide general election.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1284* (Battin-R) Military reserves

Provides the same relief provided to reservists called to serve on active duty during the Iraq-Kuwait Crisis to those called to active duty for national emergencies covered by the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon resulting in Operation Enduring Freedom.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 1287* (Alarcon-D) Weapons of mass destruction

Makes numerous changes regarding terrorism and weapons of mass destruction offenses.

Chapter 611, Statutes of 2002

SB 1298 (Ortiz-D) Public Health: terrorist health threats

Updates and clarifies the role of local health jurisdictions throughout the state which protect the public from the spread of disease form both natural and intentional (terrorist) health threats.

Chapter 1114, Statutes of 2002

SB 1312 (Peace-D) Public safety communication

Provides that funds received from homeland security, not more than $15 million, may be allocated for procurement of radio equipment that provides interoperable among specified public safety radio systems.

Chapter 1106, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was AB 1768* (Oropeza-D), which became Chapter 1127, Statutes of 2002. The Governor item vetoed the money from that bill.

SB 1350* (McPherson-R) Emergency services: terrorism

Creates the Emergency Response Training Advisory Committee and establishes terrorism training standards for first responders.

Chapter 612, Statutes of 2002

SB 1565 (Polanco-D) Terrorists

Establishes a Terrorism First Responder Preparedness Training program to be established through the California Community Colleges.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1643 (Johnson-R) Brown Act/emergency meetings

Waives the one-hour notice before holding an emergency meeting in the case of a dire emergency during which the public safety and health may have already been endangered. Gives local officials the means needed to make necessary and crucial decisions to protect the health and safety of their citizens.

Chapter 175, Statutes of 2002

SB 1686* (Margett-R) California Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act

Creates a parallel structure to that of the California gang laws for terrorism and entitles this new law the California Criminal Terrorism Enforcement Act.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1776* (Poochigian-R) Income tax credits: Military reservists

Allows a 100 percent tax credit for wages paid to a qualified employee on active duty as a result of Operation Enduring Freedom.

(Died in Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee)

Similar legislation was AB 1862 (Wyman-R), which died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee.

SB 1873* (Escutia-D) Victims of crime: terrorist attacks

Allows, until January 1, 2004, the Victim Compensation and Government Claim Board to authorize payment to derivative victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, equal to the loss of wages up to $2,000 per eligible recipient due to traveling to and from, and attending, memorial services or government-initiated events in honor of the September 11 victims with the amount authorized not to exceed a collective total of $200,000, all as specified.

Chapter 449, Statutes of 2002

SB 2043 (Bowen-D) Preservation of Antibiotics for Human Treatment Act of 2002

Requires the State Department of Health Services, in consultation with the State Department of Food and Agriculture, to conduct a study to evaluate the extent to which the use of antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) in agricultural animals may lead to the development of antimicrobial-resistant diseases in humans.

(Died in Assembly Agriculture Committee)

SJR 32 (Haynes-R) Fight against terrorism

Expresses the Legislature's gratitude to the President, the President's cabinet, and the men and women of the United States armed forces for their leadership and sacrifice in the fight against terrorism.

(Died in Assembly Rules Committee)

SJR 41 (Speier-D) Permanent resident alien airport security screeners

Urges the U.S. Congress to enact the Airport Security Personnel Protection Act without the provisions that provide for an expedited naturalization process, which is intended to ensure the continued employment of qualified airport security screeners until their naturalization processes are completed on an expedited basis.

Resolution Chapter 164, Statutes of 2002

SJR 48 (Polanco-D) California fire service terrorism preparedness

Requests that the President and Congress of the United States make sufficient funds available to California to support the State's fire service first responder preparedness needs.

Resolution Chapter 132, Statutes of 2002

AB 74 (Washington-D) Interception communication

Extends the sunset on the wiretap provisions and makes numerous changes to the wiretap provisions in existing law.

Chapter 688, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was AB 2343* (Robert Pacheco-R), which died in Assembly Public Safety Committee.

AB 442* (Assembly Budget Committee) Budget trailer bill: bioterrorism

Enacts language to enable the State Department of Health Services to allocate federal funds to local health jurisdictions based on a specified formula which includes both a basic allotment and a per capita amount. Local health jurisdictions will deposit these federal funds in a Local Public Health Preparedness Trust Fund and shall use them for activities to improve and enhance local health jurisdictions' preparedness for and response to bioterrorism and other public health threats and emergencies. Local health jurisdictions will be required to submit a local plan and budget for the use of these funds in accordance with the State's application and federal guidelines.

Chapter 1161, Statutes of 2002

AB 979* (Cedillo-D) School employees

Provides certain benefit compensations to certified or classified employees who are called into active military service as a result of the war on terrorism or other national emergency.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

AB 1512 (Aroner-D) Death penalty

Prohibits the death penalty for a mentally retarded person, as defined.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1746 (Liu-D) Postsecondary education: surviving dependents of 9/11

Prohibits the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and the California Community Colleges (CCCs) from charging mandatory systemwide fees to the surviving dependent of any California resident killed in the September 11, 2001, attack, as specified. Also expands to include CCCs, a UC and CSU fee waiver provided to surviving dependents of law enforcement and fire suppression killed in active duty. Applies to the UC only to the extent that the UC Regents adopt a resolution to do so.

Chapter 450, Statutes of 2002

AB 1759* (Wesson-D) California memorial license plates

Requires the State Department of Motor Vehicles to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Revenues from the sale of the license plates would be used to fund state and local anti-terrorism-related programs and activities and higher education scholarships. Establishes the California Memorial Scholarship Program for the purpose of providing scholarships for surviving dependents of California residents killed as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Chapter 38, Statutes of 2002

AB 1768* (Oropeza-D) Budget Trailer Bill

Provides that, among other provisions, of the amounts received form the federal government for homeland security and appropriated in the Budget Act of 2002, not more than $15,000,000 may be allocated to local government public safety agencies to procure and operate specified radio equipment. Requires each state and local government public safety agency that receives these federal funds to provide an annual report to the Legislature, as specified.

Chapter 1127, Statutes of 2002 - item vetoed

The Governor item vetoed the $15 million. Similar legislation was SB 1312 (Peace-D), which became Chapter 1006, Statutes of 2002.

AB 1815 (Frommer-D) Homeland defense bonds

Authorizes the State Treasurer to issue up to $500 million in "homeland defense bonds" to fund antiterrorism activities of local public safety and emergency services agencies.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1838* (Hertzberg-D) Weapons of mass destruction

Penalizes the use of a weapon of mass destruction against major infrastructure, landmarks, or economic activity. Penalizes this type of threat that causes widespread fear, business closures, or transportation disruption. Under specified circumstances, makes it a crime to possess or to expose any other person to a facsimile weapon of mass destruction. Specifies a minimum penalty for conspiracy to commit these crimes.

Chapter 606, Statutes of 2002

AB 1954 (Vargas-D) Terrorism security

Establishes a program, funded by monies in the State Emergency Telephone Number Account, to provide grants for heightened security for large ports against terrorist attacks.

(Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)

AB 2000* (Nakano-D) Terrorist response

Requires the State Office of Emergency Services to coordinate and develop "consequence management" (terrorism response) training programs, including refresher courses, for state and local fire service personnel.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2002 (Alquist-D) Urban search and rescue: disasters

Requires the Seismic Safety Commission (SSC), in consultation with the director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, to establish an urban search and rescue emergency response advisory committee to prepare and submit to the SSC chairperson a strategy, plan, and recommendations for addressing the resource needs of emergency urban search and rescue units.

Chapter 460, Statutes of 2002

AB 2035 (Frommer-D) Disaster response field hospitals

Enacts the Disaster Response Field Hospitals Act, which requires the authority, subject to funding in the annual budget act, to equip and select three disaster response field hospitals, one each, in northern, central, and southern California, designed to respond to medical needs during a disaster or terrorism incident.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2072 (Mountjoy-R) Open meetings: closed sessions: security

Authorizes a state body to hold closed sessions to posing a threat or potential threat of criminal or terrorist activity against the personnel, property, buildings, facilities, or equipment, including electronic data, owned or leased, or controlled by the state body, where disclosure of those considerations could compromise or impede the safety or security thereof.

Chapter 1113, Statutes of 2002

AB 2099 (Diaz-D) Peace officers: antiterrorism training: grant program

Establishes a grant program for peace officer training in antiterrorism, and grants in support of acquiring necessary equipment to that end, as specified to be administered by the State Department of Justice.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2101* (Rod Pacheco-R) Terrorist activities: penalties

Creates a felony, punishable by 10, 15, or 25 years in state prison, for any person engaging or attempting to engage in a terrorist activity, or participating in a conspiracy to commit a terrorist activity.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2102* (Zettel-R) Terrorist activities: penalties

Creates a felony, punishable by 10, 15, or 25 years in state prison, for any person engaging or attempting to engage in a terrorist activity, or participating in a conspiracy to commit a terrorist activity.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2103* (Wyman-R) Terrorist activities: penalties

Creates a felony, punishable by 10, 15, or 25 years in state prison, for any person who provides material support for a terrorist activity, solicits money or membership in a terrorist organization, or who harbors or conceals a terrorist.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2104 (Rod Pacheco-R) Terrorism: statute of limitations

Provides that prosecution for an act of terrorism, as specified, may be commenced at any time. Includes weapons of mass destruction.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2105* (La Suer-R) DNA collection: terrorist activity

Expands the CNA Data Bank to include those convicted of specified code sections relating to terrorist activity.

Chapter 168, Statutes of 2002

AB 2106* (Bogh-R) Weapons of mass destruction cases

Allows all specified charged violations relating to weapons of mass destruction be tried in one county if they are part of a single scheme or terrorist attack.

Chapter 641, Statutes of 2002

AB 2107* (Strickland-R) Money laundering: weapons of mass destruction

Substantially increases money laundering prison terms where the money laundering is related to weapons of mass destruction, as defined in Penal Code Sections 11417-11419.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2108* (Hollingsworth-R) Terrorist activities

Makes it a felony punishable by 10, 15, or 25 years in state prison, for any person to destroy specified mass transportation vehicles or facilities for specified terrorist purposes.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2109* (Cogdill-R) Weapons of mass destruction

Increases penalties for various violations relating to possession and use of weapons of mass destruction.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2110 (Rod Pacheco-R) Terrorism: death penalty

Expands the list of special circumstances to authorize imposition of the death penalty if the defendant intentionally killed the victim in furtherance of an act of terrorism.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2114* (La Suer-R) Terrorism: evidence

Requires the State Department of Justice to adopt standards and guidelines to be used by laboratories when handling any material that may become evidence in a criminal prosecution for any crime committed in the commission of a terrorist activity.

Chapter 125, Statutes of 2002

AB 2406 (Assembly Governmental Organization Committee) Disaster assistance

Renames the Natural Disaster Assistant Act, administered by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, as the Disaster Assistance Act, and expands the authorized uses of Natural Disaster Assistance Funds to include disasters caused by terrorism or epidemic.

Chapter 461, Statutes of 2002

AB 2478 (Negrete McLeod-D) State Energy Resources Conservation and Dev. Committee

Directs the California Energy Commission to develop a pilot project to study new terrorist or natural disaster-related applications of existing technology to assess and evaluate its potential to Provide Rapid Outage Telemetry of Energy Capacity from Terrorist Interruptions or Natural Resources (PROTECTIONS) to the residents of the State of California.

(Died in Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee)

AB 2479 (Jackson-D) Terrorism: substances of concern

Enhances the state's regulatory structure for tracking the handling and movement of hazardous substances and "substances of concern" across California.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2522* (Dutra-D) California Highway Patrol: transportation

Makes various findings relating to the effect of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the United States. Requires the State Department of the California Highway Patrol, in cooperation with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and other specified federal, state, and local agencies, to perform a risk assessment of the state's transportation system and to submit a confidential report of its findings to the Governor and the Legislature's leadership prior to January 1, 2003.

Chapter 243, Statutes of 2002

AB 2562* (Vargas-D) Anti-Terrorism Information Center

Requires the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center to consult with federal border agencies and functional working groups and to report to the Governor and Legislature with regard to the State's border points of entry, at San Diego-Tijuana, San Ysidro, downtown Calexico, Calexico East, and Otay Mesa.

(Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee)

AB 2599 (Daucher-R) Anti-Terrorism Task Force Trust Fund

Creates the Anti-Terrorism Task Force Trust Fund for the purpose of allocating funds appropriated to the Governor's Office of Emergency Services for that purpose to regional antiterrorism task forces formed as joint powers authorities.

(Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)

AB 2645 (Aanestad-R) Brown Act: security

Allows closed sessions under the Ralph M. Brown Act to include a security consultant, or security operations manager on matters posing a threat to the security of public buildings. Provides that the legislative body of a local agency may hold closed sessions with law enforcement officials, agency counsel, or a security consultant or security operations manager or a threat to the safety and delivery of essential building services, including water, drinking water, wastewater treatment, natural gas service, and electric services.

Chapter 1120, Statutes of 2002

AB 2670* (Wyman-R) Income taxes: military exemptions

Extends the exemption from income tax for military personnel who die as a result of combat, terrorist or military action outside the U.S. to include those military personnel who die within the US. as a result of these causes.

Chapter 690, Statutes of 2002

AB 2736 (Chan-D) Mental health services

Requires the State Department of Mental Health to provide matching grants to entities that receive specified federal grants to provide mental health services to children affected by terrorist acts.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2808 (Washington-D) Homeland defense training

Establishes on a pilot basis to the extent that funds are available, three Regional Centers for Domestic Security Training Centers within the Peralta, Compton, and San Diego California Community College Districts

(Died in Assembly Higher Education Committee)

ACR 127 (Oropeza-D) September 11, 2001

Recognizes September 11 of each year as a Day of Remembrance and Service and calls upon Californians to participate in appropriate observances to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Resolution Chapter 33, Statutes of 2002

AJR 31 (Thomson-D) Antiterrorism funding

Urges the President and Congress to enact legislation to provide funds to states and Congress to enact legislation to provide funds to states and local governments for security and relief measures to protect citizens from terrorist acts.

Resolution Chapter 62, States of 2002

AJR 41 (Cogdill-R) Terrorism: President Bush

Expresses, on behalf of the State of California, sincere appreciation for, and full support of, the President of the United States, the United States Congress, our Armed Forces, and the American people for their leadership and resolve in working to ensure that peace, liberty, and security are a reality for all Americans, regardless of who threatens these fundamental rights. Identical to SJR 32 (Haynes-R), which died in Assembly Rules Committee.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

AJR 46 (Cardoza-D) Arafat Accountability Act

Memorializes the President and Congress of the United States to enact S. 2194, the "Arafat Accountability Act", to encourage the cessation of terrorist acts against Israeli and American civilians in the State of Israel.

(Died in Assembly Rules Committee)

AJR 52 (Chan-D) National Memorial: Flight 93

Requests the President and the Congress of the United States to enact legislation to designate a National Memorial at the crash site of Flight 93 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Resolution Chapter 182, Statutes of 2002

HR 35 (Havice-D) Off-duty Peace Officers' "Federal Deputy Program"

Urges legislation to allow off-duty peace officers to be utilized in a "federal deputy program" to assist in the domestic war on terrorism on specified public transportation.

(Died in Assembly Rules Committee)

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SB 217 (Kuehl-D) CalWORKs: domestic violence

Continuously appropriates $30 million from the General Fund each year to the State Department of Social Services for specified domestic violence programs. Requires these programs to include plans for shelter, counseling, legal service, case management, job preparation and development assistance, among others.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 564 (Speier-D) Healing arts

Requires an applicant for licensure as a psychologist, marriage, family, and child counselor, or social worker, who began graduate study on or after January 1, 2004, to complete a minimum of 15 contact hours of coursework or training in spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies. Requires a person licensed in these professions, who began graduate study prior to January 1, 2004, to take a continuing education course in spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies.

Chapter 481, Statutes of 2002

SB 807 (Dunn-D) Vehicles

Provides for an additional $200 assessment on specified moving violations to be deposited into the county Maddy Emergency Medical Services Fund and allocated in a specified manner.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 927 (Escutia-D) Courts: domestic violence: interpreters

Expands, statewide, the Family Law Interpreter Pilot Program to require the presence of a certified or registered court interpreter for a party in any proceeding involving domestic violence or family court mediation who is deaf or hearing impaired or for a party who does not proficiently speak or understand the English language.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1265 (Alpert-D) Domestic violence: victim access to law enforcement reports

Expands the current law authorizing victim access to domestic violence law enforcement incident reports to include domestic partners and/or victim representatives where the victim is deceased.

Chapter 377, Statutes of 2002

SB 1618 (Kuehl-D) Marriage license fees

Increases, until July 1, 2006, that portion of the marriage license fee currently collected to support county domestic violence programs from $23 to $33 per license, and requires $6 of each fee to be used to target underserved areas and populations.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

SB 1627 (Kuehl-D) Domestic Violence Restraining Order System

Recasts and clarifies the current law regarding the entry of domestic violence protective order information into the statewide Domestic Violence Restraining Order System.

Chapter 265, Statutes of 2002

SB 1712 (Scott-D) Domestic violence

States legislative intent relative to the funding of domestic violence centers.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1722 (Escutia-D) Domestic violence: child witness

Requires the domestic violence incident report prepared by law enforcement and submitted to the State Department of Justice to include the name and age of any child who was, or who was reasonably likely to have been, a witness to the reported act of domestic violence.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1745 (Polanco-D) Domestic violence and child abuse

Requires child protective service agencies, law enforcement, prosecutors, child abuse and domestic violence experts, and relevant community-based organizations, in collaboration with one another, to develop protocols as to how they will cooperate in their responses to incidents of domestic violence in homes where children reside.

Chapter 187, Statutes of 2002

SB 1780 (Escutia-D) Domestic violence

Requires appointment in domestic violence proceedings of an interpreter for a person who is deaf or impaired, as well as the appointment of a foreign language interpretation, for a person not proficient in English.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1894* (Escutia-D) Domestic violence programs

Requires the Maternal and Child Health branch of the State Department of Health Services to fund domestic violence programs, as specified.

Chapter 834, Statutes of 2002

SB 1895 (Escutia-D) State Office of Criminal Justice Planning

Requires the State Office of Criminal Jutice Planning to consult with an advisory council in implementing the Comprehensive Statewide Domestic Violence program, as specified. Sunsets on January 1, 2010.

Chapter 510, Statutes of 2002

SB 2061 (Morrow-R) Privilege: electronic communication

Adds the domestic violence victim-counselor privilege to those listed in Section 912, governing the waiver of the privilege. Provides that the presumption of confidentiality also extends to communications claimed under the sexual assault victim-counselor and domestic violence victim-counselor relationship.

Chapter 72, Statutes of 2002

AB 217* (Wesson-D) Domestic violence: mandatory batterers program

Requires defendants who are ordered to complete a batterer's program to attend consecutive weekly sessions and to complete the program within 18 months, unless the court finds good cause to modify these requirements.

Chapter 2, Statutes of 2002

AB 650 (Leach-R) Domestic violence: medical examinations

Requires the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning, with the assistance of a specified advisory committee, to develop, adopt, and make available to every public or general acute care hospital or other medical professionals, as required, a standard state form for collecting forensic evidence when that evidence is agreed to by the patient, who is a victim of domestic violence, after consulting with his or her health care provider, a victim advocate, and law enforcement.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 797 (Shelley-D) Public records: confidentiality of addresses

Expands the Safe At Home program that protects the addresses of domestic violence and stalking victims to reproductive health care service providers and their employees and patients. Extends the sunset date of the program from January 1, 2005, to January 1, 2008.

Chapter 380, Statutes of 2002

AB 897 (Daucher-R) Domestic violence

Creates a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for a first conviction of the alternate misdemeanor-felony offense of corporal injury upon a spouse or cohabitant. Increases current mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment for specified offenders. Limits judicial discretion in domestic violence cases by requiring imprisonment, even when probation is granted, and by eliminating the authority of the court to waive mandatory confinement provisions for specified offenders.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1909 (Cohn-D) Domestic violence: demonstration project

Authorizes, subject to discretionary local funding, the development of a demonstration project by specified courts to identify the best practices in civil, criminal, and juvenile court cases involving domestic violence. Requires participating courts to report their findings and recommendations to the State Judicial Council and the Legislature by May 1, 2004.

Chapter 192, Statutes of 2002

AB 1915 (Lowenthal-D) Domestic violence: new license plates

Requires the immediate issuance of new license plates by the State Department of Motor Vehicles when requested by a victim of domestic violence.

Chapter 80, Statutes of 2002

AB 1933 (Reyes-D) Civil actions: domestic violence

Creates a statutory tort for injuries resulting from domestic violence.

Chapter 193, Statutes of 2002

AB 2163 (Harman-R) Domestic violence programs: funding

Provides for the allocation of $100,000 each fiscal quarter, from the Alcohol Beverage Control Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose of the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning's Domestic Violence Assistance Program. Sunsets on January 1, 2006.

(Died in Assembly Rules Committee)

AB 2462 (Bates-R) Domestic violence: victims of crime

Provides that a child who resides in a home where a crime or crimes of domestic violence have occurred may be presumed to have sustained physical injury, regardless of whether the child has witnessed the crime, for purposes of reimbursement from the Victims of Crime Program, as specified.

Chapter 479, Statutes of 2002

AB 2563 (Vargas-D) Domestic violence: protective orders

Amends the procedures required for a court to modify or terminate a domestic violence protective order that has been issued as a condition of a defendant's probation.

Chapter 66, Statutes of 2002

AB 2652 (Chu-D) Domestic violence: protective orders

Amends the procedures required for a court to modify or terminate a domestic violence protective order that has been issued as a condition of a defendant's probation.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2679 (Daucher-R) Domestic abuse

Requires a person granted probation upon a first conviction of domestic violence to serve five days in the county jail. The court has the authority to waive the mandatory period of imprisonment upon a showing of good cause.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2729 (Wesson-D) Victims of crime: domestic violence counseling

Defines "domestic violence peer counselor" for purposes of the Victims of Crime Program and to add domestic violence peer counselor services for which a direct payment may be made, as specified, and to make related changes in the law.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2826 (Daucher-R) Warrantless arrests: victims over age 65

Revises the definition of domestic violence, with respect to law enforcement response, to include all minors. Amends current law authorizing arrests without a warrant in certain domestic violence cases to specifically apply to assault and/or battery cases involving seniors, as specified.

Chapter 534, Statutes of 2002

AB 2887 (Koretz-D) Vehicles

Adds a sunset date of January 1, 2005 to SB 807 (Dunn-D), which provides for an additional $200 assessment on specified moving violations.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2975 (Daucher-R) Domestic relations: temporary restraining orders

Requires any person who has been granted a domestic violence protective order to notify any other person, as specified, who has been awarded custody of any child who resides with the petitioner and any child who resides with the petitioner and any child as to whom the petitioner has been granted unsupervised visitation, that the order has been issued. Requires the petitioner to provide the court with specified information about the persons so notified, and authorizes the court to inquire whether the notification requirement has been met.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

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SB 131 (Escutia-D) Child abuse

Enacts the California Safe From the Start Partnership Program administered by the State Department of Justice (DOJ), in consultation with the State Department of Health Services, to provide five-year annual grants to local law enforcement agencies for programs aimed at reducing the number of children who are witness to, or victims of, violence. Continuously appropriates $11 million from the General Fund each fiscal year to DOJ for grants and related program costs. Sunsets January 1, 2007.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 939 (Soto-D) Violence prevention programs

Requires the State Department of Health Services to implement several new activities relating to violence. Creates the Safe Children and Communities Advisory Board.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1030 (Brulte-R) Child abandonment: newborns

Requires a hospital to make a report to specified agencies, if a mandated victim abuse reporter, as defined in the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, and the hospital has knowledge of, observes, or has reasonable suspicion that the surrendered child has been the victim of child abuse or neglect.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SCR 59 (Battin-R) Child Abuse Prevention Month

Acknowledges the month of April 2002 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and encourages the people of the State of California to support child abuse prevention activities in their communities and schools.

Resolution Chapter 35, Statutes of 2002

AB 299* (Rod Pacheco-R) Mandatory child abuse reporting

Requires mandated child abuse and neglect reports to provide any documentary evidence, including, but not limited to, other reports, memoranda and letters, upon request of the law enforcement agency investigating the mandate child abuse report, if this documentary evidence is not included with their report. Requires law enforcement and child welfare agencies to cross-report all cases of suspected child abuse in instances where the alleged victim has reached the age of majority.

Chapter 936, Statutes of 2002

AB 2442 (Keeley-D) Child Abuse Central Index: task force

Creates the "Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act Task Force" for the purpose of reviewing the Child Abuse Central Index Act.

Chapter 1064, Statutes of 2002

AB 2660 (Rod Pacheco-R) Child abuse: felonies

Adds felony child abuse or endangerment that results in the death of a child to the violent felony list.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2672 (Leonard-R) Child abuse reporting

Enacts the infraction punishment for supervisors or administrators who knowingly impede or inhibit mandatory child abuse reporting duties, as specified.

Chapter 858, Statutes of 2002

ACR 37 (Zettel-R) Child abuse and neglect

Proclaims April 2001 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and calls upon all Californians to observe this month by being responsible parents and by taking action to make their own communities healthy places for children to grow and thrive.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

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SB 552 (Figueroa-D) Juror confidentiality: sexually violent predators

Extends existing juror's rights, relative to confidentiality and sealing provisions, to jurors in initial commitment and postcommitment proceedings involving commitment of a person as a sexually violent predator.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 721 (Battin-R) Sex offenders: registration

Provides Internet access to the sex offender registry, as specified.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 818 (Johnson-R) Sex crimes: threats

Provides that any person who, under specified circumstances, threatens verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, to commit a sexually violent offense against a child under 14 years of age, even if there is no intent of actually delivering or conveying the threat, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison. Requires any person convicted of this offense to register as a sex offender pursuant to a specified provision of law.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 836* (Scott-D) Sex offenders

Corrects a chaptering error made last year in legislation amending the sex offender registration statute.

Chapter 17, Statutes of 2002

SB 1376 (Margett-R) Sex offenders: residency prohibition

Prohibits persons required to register as sex offenders because of a conviction for a felony offense, where the victim was a minor, to reside within one-eighth mile of any public or private school, including any or all of kindergarten and grades 1 through 5. Makes the violation a misdemeanor.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1625 (Soto-D) Sex offenders: disclosure

Specifies the method by which specified information about sex offenders and high-risk sex offenders are to be made public and makes various disclosure provisions about sex offenders, which are presently permissive, mandatory.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1656* (Scott-D) Teacher credentialing: registered sex offenders

Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to deny the application of any applicant, or revoke the credential of any teacher, who is required to register as a sex offender under any other state or federal law.

Chapter 471, Statutes of 2002

SB 1965 (Alpert-D) Sex offender registration

Expands the class of persons who may view the Megan's Law CD-ROM to include an applicant who possesses a military identification card and orders with proof of permanent assignment or attachment to a military command or vessel in California.

Chapter 118, Statutes of 2002

SCR 73 (Kuehl-D) Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Designates the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Resolution Chapter 42, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was ACR 184 (Reyes-D), which died in Assembly Rules Committee.

AB 461 (Dickerson-R) Sexual battery: minors

Increases the penalty, from a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail, to an alternative felony misdemeanor, punishable by 16 months, two, or three years in state prison, for any person who, against the will of a minor 14 years of age, or older, but without unlawful constraint, touches an intimate part of the minor for purposes of sexual arousal or abuse (sexual battery), when the person holds a position of special trust. Increases the penalty, from a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail, to an alternative felony misdemeanor, punishable by 16 months, two, or three years in state prison, for any person who annoys or molests a child under the age of 18, when the person holds a position of special trust.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 579 (La Suer-R) Sentencing: sex offense enhancements: minors

Increases the penalty to 25 years-to-life for conviction of specified sex offenses where the victim is a minor.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 703 (Cardoza-D) Sex offender registration

Requires sex offenders residing, enrolled or employed in any university or college to register with the campus police department.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 756 (Maldonado-R) Sex offender registration: disclosure

Makes it a misdemeanor for any person required to register as a sex offender who fails to disclose their status as a registrant prior to accepting a position circulating election petitions or assisting persons to register to vote.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 757 (Maldonado-R) Sexually violent predators

Specifies that unless a person committed as a sexually violent predator is subject to further incarceration for a criminal conviction or to parole, the person shall be unconditionally released in the county in which the person committed the sexually violent offense that supported the determination that the person be committed as a sexually violent predator.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 884 (Leach-R) Sentencing: sex offenses

Eliminates the authority for the Board of Prison Terms to grant worktime credits in order to reduce those specified sex offense sentences.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1158 (Cardenas-D) Crimes: sex offenses

Makes it a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years, for any physician, nurse, physician's assistant, nursing assistant, X-ray technician, mental health care professional, or any person who falsely pretends to be a physician, nurse, physician's assistant, nursing assistant, X-ray technician, or mental health care professional, to perform or prolong a genital examination, including a female pelvic examination, a rectal examination, or a breast examination, solely for the purpose of sexual gratification, arousal, or abuse.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1555 (Ashburn-R) Sex offenders: Internet access to CD-ROM data base

Requires the State Department of Justice to provide specified information regarding registered sex offenders on the Internet.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1858 (Hollingsworth-R) Sexual assault felony enforcement (SAFE) teams

Expressly authorizes counties to establish and implement sexual assault felony enforcement (SAFE) teams, as specified, and provides a funding mechanism for these teams.

Chapter 1090, Statutes of 2002

AB 1967 (Zettel-R) Sexually violent predators: petitions for release

Requires the State Department of Mental Health (DMH) to notify local law enforcement if DMH is aware that a person held as a sexually violent predator has petitioned for conditional and unconditional release from confinement.

Chapter 139, Statutes of 2002

AB 2229 (Nation-D) Sexually violent predators

Clarifies that the provision of law requiring the Director of the State Department of Mental Health to provide notice to committed persons of their rights to petition the court includes unconditional release.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2252 (Cohn-D) Jurisdiction: evidence of sex offenses

Eliminates the requirement that, in order to consolidate more than one of specified sex offenses that occur in more than one jurisdiction, the defendant and the victim must be the same for all of the offenses. Statutorily authorizes consolidation with these cases of any offense otherwise properly joinable. Adds specialized additional offenses to this section. Adds assault with intent to commit specified sex crimes to the Evidence Code statute which allows evidences of the defendant's commission of another sexual offense or offenses in a sexual offense case, as specified.

Chapter 194, Statutes of 2002

AB 2463 (Pescetti-R) Sex offenses

Increases punishment to a life term in cases where a defendant kidnapped a child for purposes of lewd conduct, but where the lewd act did not occur and was not a defined sex crime.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 2539 (Rod Pacheco-R) Parole: sex offenders

Includes the offense of forced sexual penetration to the list of (all other) violent sex crimes for which the maximum period of parole was increased from three to five years in 2001. Includes the offense of being a habitual sexual offender, punished by a term of 25 years to life, in existing parole provisions allowing an extension of parole for defendants sentenced to a life term under the "one-strike" sex crime sentencing act. Makes technical and conforming changes to parole provisions for sex offenders.

Chapter 829, Statutes of 2002

AB 2565 (Vargas-D) Crimes: DNA testing

States findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to DNA testing in unsolved crimes of sexual assault and the role of the prosecutor in these cases. Establishes, in the Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP), a program of financial and technical assistance for district attorneys' offices called the California Unsolved Sexual Assault and Homicide Cases Investigation and Prosecution program. Authorizes the Executive Director of OCJP to allocate and award funds to counties in which this program is impelemented in substantial compliance with policies and criteria established under these provisions. Requires district attorneys' offices that receive funds under this program to concentrate enhanced prosecution efforts and resources upon unsolved sexual assault and homicide cases.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety)

AB 2583 (Chu-D) Postsecondary education: sexual assault

Establishes the California Campus Sexual Assault Task Force, to be administered by the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, to gather and review information regarding sexual assault issues on California higher education campuses and to report, as specified, to the Legislature by April 1, 2004.

Chapter 1066, Statutes of 2002

AB 2592 (Maddox-R) Misdemeanor sex registration

Expands the mandatory DNA data bank submission laws, currently applicable only to felony convictions, to include misdemeanor convictions that require sex offender registration.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2794 (Reyes-D) HIV and AIDS testing

Expands the list of sex crimes that require or authorize a court-ordered blood test for evidence of the AIDS virus, to authorize saliva tests for this purpose, and to make additional technical changes, as specified.

Chapter 831, Statutes of 2002

AB 2910 (Frommer-D) Sexually violent predator

Provides that, for the purposes of extended commitments, the Director of the State Department of Mental Health may make a determination if a person is a sexually violent predator, and may request that a petition for extended commitment be filed.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

TopIndex Controlled Substances

SB 187 (Vasconcellos-D) Medical marijuana

Requires the State Department of Health Services to establish a voluntary program for the issuance of identification cards (medical marijuana) to qualified patients who may use marijuana for medical purposes, and for primary caregivers. Prohibits a person or designated primary caregiver in possession of a valid identification card from being subject to arrest for possession, transportation, delivery, or cultivation of medical marijuana in an amount approved by the State Department of Health Services pursuant to regulations, unless there is reasonable cause to believe that the information contained in the card is false. Imposes various duties upon county health departments or its designees relating to the issuance of identification cards.

(Died on Senate Unfinished Business File)

SB 1103 (Margett-R) Controlled substances: Ecstasy

Classifies the drug 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine within Schedule I of the state controlled substances law.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

Similar legislation is AB 1416 (Leach-R), which died in Assembly Public Safety Committee.

SB 1433 (Margett-R) Illegal commerce

Makes the enhancements for large-scale commerce in amphetamine, methamphetamine and PCP the same as those that apply for large-scale manufacturing of those drugs and thereby increases prison sentences for such offenses.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1447 (Chesbro-D) Treatment for persons addicted to narcotics

Deletes methadone and Levoalphacetylymethadol (LAAM) treatment limitations on physicians providing drug abuse treatment and requires the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse programs to make a number of revisions and changes in the administration of narcotic treatment programs, as specified.

Chapter 543, Statutes of 2002

SB 1943 (Perata-D) Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation Syst.

Appropriates $300,000 to the State Department of Justice to make the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, used to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule II controlled substances, a permanent program, ending its pilot project status.

(Died in Senate Health and Human Services Committee)

AB 154* (La Suer-R) Controlled substances: permits to conduct business

Gives businesses adequate time to obtain permits to use specified restricted chemicals in cases where such chemicals were only placed on the restricted list on or after January 1, 2002.

Chapter 13, Statutes of 2002

AB 239 (Runner-R) Controlled substances: methamphetamine and phencyclidine

Creates a three-year sentence enhancement for any person convicted of the manufacture or attempted manufacture of methamphetamine or phencyclidine, or possession or attempted possession of specified precursor chemicals, when the crime occurs in a structure within 1,000 feet of a dwelling. Deletes provisions of existing law that require a school be open for school-related programs in order for a two-year enhancement to apply for commission of specified drug offenses on school grounds.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 394 (Maddox-R) Controlled substances

Increases the penalty, from a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in the county jail, to a felony, punishable by 16 months, two, or three years in state prison, for knowingly dispensing a dangerous drug or device, or knowingly operating a business that dispenses or furnishes a dangerous drug or device without a license to dispense or furnish these products.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 565 (Cardoza-D) Methamphetamine: penalties

Increases the penalties and enhancements for methamphetamine manufacturing, and disposal, as specified.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 575 (Cogdill-R) Substance abuse: drug endangered children

Makes 16 additional counties eligible for funding under the California Drug Endangered Child Protection Act pilot program. Appropriates $1.96 million from the General Fund.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 576 (Cogdill-R) Controlled substances: unlawful manufacture

Creates a new felony for extracting ephedrine or pseudoephedrine and increases the penalties for manufacturing, as specified.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 577 (Cogdill-R) Controlled substances: manufacture

Expands the existing two-year enhancement for manufacturing phencyclidine or methamphetamine in a structure where a child under the age of 16 is present, to include a structure where a child resides.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1416 (Leach-R) Controlled substances: Ecstasy

Classifies the drug 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine within Schedule I of the state controlled substances law. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to use or be under the influence of the drug.

(Failed passage in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

Similar legislation is SB 1103 (Margett-D), which died in Senate Public Safety Committee.

AB 1868 (Koretz-D) Controlled substances: nuisance abatement

Provides that injunctions in nuisance abatement actions shall apply to subsequent owners and lessees of the property. Permits the same civil penalty (up to $25,000) to be assessed in a prostitution abatement action as in a controlled substance abatement action. Allows a court in a controlled substance abatement action to require the owner or person in control of the property to reside in the property until the nuisance is abated.

Chapter 1057, Statutes of 2002

AB 2272 (Cogdill-R) Controlled substances: unlawful manufacture and possession

Creates new felonies, penalties, and enhancements for various specified violations related to the manufacture and/or the possession of controlled substances.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2300 (Bates-R) Controlled substances: Scheduling of Ecstasy (MDMA)

Places MDMA in Schedule II of the controlled substance schedules and thereby establishes specific criminal penalties for use, possession, possession for sale and sale of MDMA without the necessity of establishing that MDMA is an analog of another controlled substance.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2589 (Cardoza-D) Controlled substances: destruction of seized material

Clarifies laws governing removal and disposal of the toxic byproducts of controlled substances manufacturing.

Chapter 443, Statutes of 2002

AB 2655 (Matthews-D) Controlled substances

Extends the sunset date of the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) program from July 1, 2003, until July 1, 2008. Permits a licensed health care practitioner to make a written request of the State Department of Justice (DOJ) for the history of controlled substances dispensed to an individual and permits DOJ to provide the history of controlled substances dispensed to an individual to licensed health care practitioners and pharmacists.

Chapter 345, Statutes of 2002

TopIndex Drunk Driving/Other Vehicle Code Offenses

SB 807 (Dunn-D) Vehicles: moving violations

Provides for an additional $200 assessment on specified moving violations to be deposited into the county Maddy Emergency Medical Services Fund and allocated in a specified manner.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 935 (Margett-R) Police vehicle pursuit: punishment

Increases the penalties for evading a peace officer.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1025 (Karnette-D) Driving under the influence: priors

Deletes the 10-year washout period to create an alternate felony/misdemeanor for anyone convicted of DUI or DUI with injury, if the person has ever been convicted of vehicular manslaughter or gross vehicular manslaughter while DUI.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1171 (Scott-D) Motor carriers and commercial motor vehicles

Provides that failure to fully comply with, rather than failure to enroll all drivers in, the required pull notice system results in exercise of the suspension authority. Provides that a household goods carrier who continues to employ as a driver, a person against whom a disqualification action has been taken affecting that person's driving privileges, is subject to suspension of the carrier's permit. Adds allowing or permitting a driver to continue driving a commercial motor vehicle after being notified that the driver has tested positive for controlled substances or alcohol use, or refused to test, in violation of federal regulations to the list of actions for which the State Department of the California Highway Patrol recommends suspensions and suspension will be required.

(Died in Senate Transportation Committee)

SB 1307 (Haynes-R) Crime

Prohibits the arrest of a person without adequate identification who is arrested for a Vehicle Code misdemeanor or infraction, if that person is willing to put a thumbprint on the notice to appear.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

SB 1420 (Johannessen-R) Vehicles: noise citations

Allows referee stations, as specified, to issue exhaust system certificates of compliance for noise level violations.

Chapter 569, Statutes of 2002

SB 1489* (Perata-D) Speed contests and reckless driving

Enacts the U'Kendra K. Johnson Memorial Act. Allows for the impoundment of vehicles used in reckless driving or exhibition of speed violations.

Chapter 411, Statutes of 2002

SB 1590 (Karnette-D) Motor vehicles: reportable property damage

Increases the minimum property damage that is required to be reported in a motor vehicle accident from $500 to $750.

Chapter 766, Statutes of 2002

SB 1725 (Morrow-R) Schoolbus driver certificates

Requires the denial or revocation of a schoolbus driver certificate as a result of the conviction of a violent felony.

(Failed passage in Assembly Transportation Committee)

SB 1729 (McPherson-R) Vehicles: violations

Provides that an ordinance or resolution enacted by a local authority prohibiting the use of a particular highway by certain vehicles may impose a fine or a penalty of up to $100 for a violation.

Chapter 177, Statutes of 2002

SB 1757 (Battin-R) Driving under the influence

Provides that when a prosecutor charges a new DUI offense as a felony, the prosecutor may allege a prior felony conviction for a DUI, for purposes of increasing the penalty, when the prior conviction for DUI was initially sentenced as a felony but subsequently reduced to a misdemeanor.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1860 (Karnette-D) Vehicles: speeding

Increases the penalty for any person who drives a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 100 miles per hour from an infraction to a misdemeanor. Requires the suspension of driver's privileges for six months for a first offense and one year for a second conviction within three years of one or more prior convictions of this offense. Permits the vehicle to be impounded at the registered owner's expense for not less than one day and not to exceed 30 days, if it was being driven by the registered owner at the time of the violation.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1891 (Perata-D) Bicycle theft

Authorizes an "internet bicycle registration service" to register bicycles and issue bicycle licenses.

Enrolled

SB 2030 (Morrow-R) Vehicles: traffic violator schools

Allows a court to order any person convicted of a traffic violation to complete a course of traffic safety instruction at either a licensed traffic violator school or a home study program. Prohibits any person from operating a school or home study program without a current valid license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and specifies qualifications for home study program owners and operators.

(Died in Senate Transportation Committee)

SB 2031 (Karnette-D) State Department of Motor Vehicles: records

Prohibits attorneys access to confidential State Department of Motor Vehicles records for the purpose of collecting fees or delinquent charges for a private parking facility.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 2069 (Burton-D) Citations: quotas

Prohibits the use of arrest quotas by parking enforcement agencies, to prohibit parking enforcement agencies from using the number of citations as a sole means of promotion or demotion and to include the Regents of the University of California in the agencies prohibited from using arrest quotas.

Chapter 105, Statutes of 2002

SB 2079* (Burton-D) Driving instruction: motor carriers: drug testing

Makes a number of "clean-up" changes to provisions amended by SB 871 (Burton-D), Chapter 298, Statutes of 2001, dealing with drug and alcohol testing relative to motor carriers.

Chapter 774, Statutes of 2002

SB 2087 (Soto-D) Vehicles: speed contests

Makes it a misdemeanor or an infraction to knowingly be present at a speed contest or exhibition of speed or to be present where preparations are being made for an illegal speed contest or exhibition of speed with the specific intent to encourage or facilitate the illegal speed contest or exhibition of speed.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

AB 19 (Jackson-D) Vehicles: school zones: fines

Doubles the fines and increases the penalties for specified traffic violations that occur in a "posted school zone." Establishes a special account within counties' treasuries for the deposit and disbursal of monies collected from these enhanced fines to allow school districts, cities, and counties to establish and/or enhance programs that bolster student safety.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 241 (Dickerson-R) Traffic offenses

Increases the penalty for felony driving under the influence under specified conditions.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 823 (Richman-R) High speed chase: sanctions

Increases the penalty for eluding a peace officer while driving a vehicle which causes death or great bodily injury from an alternate misdemeanor/felony to a straight felony punishable by three, four, or five years in state prison, by a fine between $5,000 to $10,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 911 (Simitian-D) Vehicles: cellular phones

Prohibits any person from using a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle, unless that telephone is specifically designed to allow hands-free operation and is used in that manner while driving.

(Died in Assembly Transportation Committee)

AB 1305 (Rod Pacheco-R) Drunk driving: felony

Adds causing serious bodily injury or death while driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drug to the definition of serious felony.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1314 (Havice-D) Parking

Allows local authorities or other persons in control of off-street parking garages to designate stalls or spaces for the exclusive use of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Establishes a procedure for identifying such vehicles and authorizes the towing of vehicles and substantial fines for violations of such parking restrictions.

Revises provisions regarding wheelchair curbside access, changes the allocation formula for revenue from vehicle registration and equipment citations, and authorizes reductions in fines for parking in disabled persons' parking spaces or ZEV parking spaces under certain conditions.

Chapter 640, Statutes of 2002

AB 1398 (Florez-D) Vehicles: fines

Provides that a person convicted either of reckless driving, driving under the influence, or driving under the influence causing injury to pay an additional assessment of $500, if the county where the violation takes place has established an emergency medical services fund, with the additional assessment to be deposited in the emergency medical services account, as specified.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1474 (Koretz-D) Driver's license and identification card fee increases

Requires the State Department of Motor Vehicles to create a fingerprint identification system to be funded from the fees charged for driver's licenses and identification cards.

(Died in Senate Privacy Committee)

AB 1546 (Zettel-R) Reckless driving: penalty

Creates an alternate felony/misdemeanor (wobbler) for any person convicted of reckless driving that proximately causes great bodily injury, by deleting the requirement that the person have a prior conviction for one of any specified offenses.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1613 (Washington-D) Vehicle forfeiture: storage

Narrows the instances when a vehicle can be impounded because the person is driving with an invalid license and makes specified changes regarding post-storage hearing.

(Died in Assembly Transportation Committee)

AB 1685 (Thomson-D) Driving under the influence: seatbelts

Increases the minimum fine for a first DUI offense from $390 to $440 (leaving the maximum fine for a first offense at the existing limit of $1,000). Increases the fine for violations of the mandatory seatbelt law from $22 to $72 for a first offense and from $55 to $95 for a second or subsequent offense.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1726 (Assembly Jobs, Economic Development And The Economy Committee) Vehicles: speed contests

Requires the State Department of the California Highway Patrol to create a toll-free number to facilitate the public reporting of speed contest violations and to allow an additional $50 to be imposed by a county to enforce the provision against speed contests.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1783 (Firebaugh-D) Driving

Makes it an infraction to drive a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner, resulting from engaging in distracting activity that interferes with the safe operation of a vehicle. Defines "distracting activity" to include a broad range of possible actions.

(Died in Assembly Transportation Committee)

AB 1886 (Jackson-D) Vehicles: school zone fines

Allows for the creation of double fine zones in specifically posted school zones in Alameda, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Chapter 590, Statutes of 2002

AB 2011 (Bogh-R) Blood tests: driving under the influence

Provides that, if a peace officer has probable cause to believe that a person, driving for a common carrier as defined in Section 211 of the Public Utilities Code, is driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of drugs and alcohol when involved in an accident resulting in a fatality, the peace officer may request a blood test without providing other choices to that driver, and the driver will have to submit to and complete the test.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2074 (Chavez-D) Driving under the influence

Increases the minimum jail time and allows the use of home confinement, instead of jail time or community service, for a person convicted of a second or subsequent DUI.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

AB 2098 (Bates-R) Vehicles: driving under the influence

Provides that, if a defendant has been convicted of a second or third driving under the influence offense in a seven-year period, his/her motor vehicle will be impounded for up to 12 months. Provides that he/she will be assessed for alcohol abuse and possible treatment.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2402 (Rod Pacheco-R) Speed limits: City of Norco: equestrian trails

Specifically authorizes the City of Norco, when conducting an engineering and traffic survey, to consider equestrian safety, in addition to other factors required by the Vehicle Code.

Chapter 186, Statutes of 2002

AB 2480 (Wyman-R) Blood tests

Allows a certified phlebotomy technician to withdraw blood in any location and without direct supervision, at the direction and in the presence of a peace officer, for alcohol and drug testing in the context of a driving under the influence investigation.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2677 (Nation-D) Preferential parking ordinances: greenhouse gas emissions

Allows local authorities to adopt parking incentives for vehicles that reduce greenhouse gases.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

AB 2765 (Reyes-D) Motor vehicles: speed contests

Makes it an infraction to be knowingly present at an illegal motor vehicle speed contest or speed exhibition on a public street for the purpose of watching the contest or exhibition, or watching preparations for it. Violations of these provisions will be punishable by specified fines.

(Died in Assembly Transportation Committee)

AB 3024 (Assembly Transportation Committee) Miscellaneous transportation matters

Annual omnibus committee bill makes various technical, non-substantive changes relating to transportation.

Chapter 758, Statutes of 2002

TopIndex Other Crimes and Sentencing

SB 110 (Dunn-D) Contracts: conflicts of interest

Establishes a criminal penalty for contractors who misuse proprietary information gained through contracts with state agencies or the Independent System Operator.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

Similar legislation was AB 2578 (Shelley-D), Chapter 1097, Statutes of 2002.

SB 143 (Murray-D) Hate crimes

Requires the Attorney General (AG) to provide grants to community-based hate violence prevention and response networks according to criteria specified by the AG, in consultation with the Governor and existing networks. Requires the AG, in consultation with the Governor and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to recommend a source of funding for the grants.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 177 (Haynes-R) Property seizures

Requires detailed notice to a property owner for property seized without a warrant by a law enforcement agency.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

SB 239 (Morrow-R) Probation and parole: sober living homes

Requires that the court or a probation department, the State Department of Corrections, or the State Department of the Youth Authority only order or arrange for placement, or refer, persons under the jurisdiction of the court or the respective departments to a sober living home, as defined. Requires a sober living home to provide certain information to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the area in which the home is located in order to be certified.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 490 (Margett-R) Murder: special circumstances

Adds, as a special circumstance in a capital case, the circumstance where the victim was protected by a restraining order or other protective order directed against the defendant.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 510* (Scott-D) Weapons: airports

Makes it a misdemeanor to possess specified weapons, replica weapons, parts of weapons, and ammunition within a "sterile area" of an airport, as defined, to which access is controlled by screening of persons and property, except as provided.

Chapter 608, Statutes of 2002

SB 1034 (Vincent-D) Bail

Attempts to avoid bail forfeitures by requiring judges to remand defendants into custody after a plea based upon an "indicated sentence," unless the court specifically finds that the defendant is not a flight risk.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1060 (Knight-R) Enhancements: use of firearms

Prohibits the court from striking or otherwise reducing circumstances in existing law adding an enhancement for crimes where the perpetrator is armed with a firearm.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1210 (Romero-D) Live animals: exhibit

Requires any traveling circus or carnival to provide local animal control services with (1) a plan for the recapture or destruction of an escaped animal, (2) a list of names and credentials for its animal keepers, and (3) a list of animals it intends to exhibit, including any previous history of incidents of escape and/or injuries to humans associated with any animal being exhibited.

(Died on Senate Floor)

SB 1254 (Alpert-D) Identity theft

(1) Expands the list of items and data constituting "personal identifying information" for purposes of identity theft, (2) makes it a misdemeanor for the acquisition, possession, retention, or transfer of identifying information with the intent to defraud, and without an element of use of the information, (3) requires wireless communication providers, in addition to financial institutions and utilities covered by existing law, to give identity theft victims information about fraudulent accounts opened in their names, and (4) places provisions requiring 10-day compliance with a victim's request in the Penal Code, in addition to such requirements in existing Financial Code and Civil Code sections.

Chapter 254, Statutes of 2002

SB 1259 (Ackerman-R) Payment card scanning and encoding devices

Provides that the possession or use, knowingly, willfully, and with the intent to defraud, as specified, of a device designed to scan or reencode information from or to the magnetic strip of a payment card, as defined, will be punishable by a term of imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or a $1,000 fine, or both the imprisonment and fine. Provides for destruction of those devices, as possessed or used in violation of these provisions, and seizure of various other computer equipment used to store illegally obtained data, as specified.

Chapter 861, Statutes of 2002

SB 1306 (Figueroa-D) Cruelty to bovine animals

Makes it a misdemeanor for any person to intentionally trip, drag, or fell any bovine animal by the tail for the purpose of entertainment or sport.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

SB 1320 (Kuehl-D) Stalking

Provides that any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly either follows or harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person, in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family, is guilty of the crime of stalking.

Chapter 832, Statutes of 2002

SB 1377 (Margett-R) Murder in the first degree

Makes all murders in violation of a restraining order or protective order murder in the first degree.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1421 (Romero-D) Sex crimes: fraudulent representation

Amends specified sex offenses to include circumstances where the victim is deemed to be unconscious of the nature of the offensive act because the victim is "not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator's fraudulent representation that the sexual penetration served a professional purpose when it served no professional purpose". Expands sexual battery to include this same circumstance of fraudulent representation.

Chapter 302, Statutes of 2002

SB 1437 (Oller-R) Theft of free newspapers

Deters or punishes the unauthorized taking of multiple copies of free newspapers, particularly where such takings are done to limit distribution of editorial or advertising content, or to generate recycling income. Provides that this new crime is not simply another form of petty theft.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

SB 1517 (Polanco-D) Sentencing: three strikes

Provides that a defendant shall not receive a sentence under the Three Strikes law where he or she has been convicted of a specified non-violent felony offense in the current prosecution.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

SB 1626 (Soto-D) Vandalism

Removes the intent to commit graffiti requirements from specified provisions regarding the possession of graffiti implements.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1680 (Polanco-D) Tobacco products

Raises the minimum age to purchase or consume tobacco, from 18 to 21, and makes corresponding changes in restrictions on tobacco promotions and enforcement of tobacco sales bans. Recasts penalty provisions consistent with age 21, exempting persons born prior to 1985.

(Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)

SB 1719 (Sher-D) Petty theft and burglary based on shoplifting

Makes petty theft (generally, theft of no more than $400) a misdemeanor rather than a wobbler (felony/misdemeanor). Makes it a misdemeanor when a defendant commits third degree burglary by entering a retail establishment to commit petty theft.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

SB 1754 (McPherson-R) Bench warrants: assessments

Increases, from $7 to $15, the amount of the assessment that courts may impose on a person who fails to appear and to allow the county to use excess funds to create a warrant service task force.

Chapter 148, Statutes of 2002

SB 1784 (Ackerman-R) Plea bargaining

Prohibits plea bargaining in cases of felony domestic violence.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1796 (Polanco-D) Political expression

Limits the penalties for specified misdemeanors (generally involving "interference" with authority) committed for purposes of political expression and that do not threaten to or actually cause physical harm to property or persons.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1798 (Ackerman-R) Maintenance of Codes: corrections of penal provisions

Makes numerous minor conforming and technical changes to penal provisions in various codes, as determined and urged by the California District Attorneys Association.

Chapter 787, Statutes of 2002

SB 1803 (Scott-D) Elder and dependent adults: financial abuse

Changes the word fiduciary to financial in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 15657, correcting a legislative oversight when provisions relating to financial abuse of the elderly were revised in 1998 and 2000.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

SB 1816 (Chesbro-D) Native American sacred sites

Establishes the Native American Historic Resource Protection Act to protect specified Native American historic cultural and sacred sites and provides penalties for violations.

Chapter 1155, Statutes of 2002

SB 1855 (Knight-R) Sentencing: firearms enhancements

Provides that any person convicted of using a firearm during the commission of felonies defined as either "violent" or "serious", as specified, will be subject to an enhancement of a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 2057 (O'Connell-D) False emergency reports

Expands the misdemeanor offense of knowingly making a false emergency report to public officials that results in a response by public officials in an emergency vehicle, to include a false report that results in a response by public officials in an emergency aircraft or vessel. Requires the felony offense of knowingly making a false emergency report to public officials that results in great bodily injury or death to include the element of knowledge that the false report is likely to cause great bodily injury or death.

Chapter 521, Statutes of 2002

AB 23 (Maddox-R) Gangs

Expands the list of offenses that may constitute a "pattern of criminal gang activity" to include forgery, counterfeiting, and unlawful use of the personal identifying information of another person.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 109 (Alquist-D) Elder and dependent adult abuse

Appropriates $75,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Social Services (DSS) for implementing a pilot project in San Francisco, Santa Clara and Lake counties to train employees of banks and other financial institutions to recognize and report financial abuse of the elderly and dependent adults. Requires DSS to develop training materials and a uniform system of reporting financial abuse of the elderly. Sunsets January 1, 2006.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 141 (Cardoza-D) Internet: minors

Increases the penalty from a "woblette" (an alternate misdemeanor-infraction punishable by up to one year in county jail) to a wobbler (an alternate felony-misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in county jail, or by 16 months, two, or three years in state prison) for knowingly contacting a minor, 12 years of age or younger, for the purpose of luring the minor away from home or any other location, with the intent to avoid consent of the minor's parent or guardian. Increases the age of the minor from 12 to 15.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 191 (Bates-R) Elder and dependent abuse

Includes criminal prosecuting attorneys' offices within the list of agencies that may receive reports or disclosure of reports regarding actual or suspected abuse of elders and dependent adults. Adds criminal prosecuting attorneys' offices to the list of agencies exempted from civil or criminal liability for any report, unless a false report was knowingly made. Adds criminal prosecuting attorneys' offices to the list of those entities exempted from liability for providing access to a victim of abuse, and also to the list of those entities that may present a claim to the State Board of Control.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 225 (Washington-D) Psychotropic drugs: dependent children

Provides that it is unprofessional conduct and a crime to prescribe, dispense, or furnish psychotropic drugs to a dependent child of the court, or a ward of the court, where the child has been removed from the custody of the parent or guardian, without a juvenile court order.

(Died in Assembly Health Committee)

AB 255 (Zettel-R) Elder and dependent adult abuse

Expands the list of mandated reporters of elder and dependent adult abuse to include a clergy member, as defined, humane societies and animal control agencies, fire departments, and offices of environmental health and building code enforcement. Provides that the requirement to report will not apply to a clergy member who receives communication similar to that protected by the clergy-penitent privilege.

Chapter 54, Statutes of 2002

AB 300 (Simitian-D) Criminal law: imprisonment

Reduces county jail "work-time/good-time" credits from one-third the time served to no more than 20 percent for a nonviolent felon awaiting trial who is charged under the three-strikes law.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 501 (Runner-R) Internet: minors

Increases the existing penalty for possession of material depicting sexual activity of persons under 18 years of age.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 517 (Richman-R) Sentencing

Adds use of an "imitation gun" to the statute that requires an additional one-year in state prison for use of a deadly or dangerous weapon in the commission or attempted commission of a felony.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 557 (Aroner-D) Death penalty: mental retardation

Establishes standards regarding mental retardation for the purpose of death penalty cases, as required by the U.S. Supreme court.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

AB 580 (La Suer-R) Assault: peace officers

Doubles current penalties for assaults with a gun or a deadly weapon upon peace officers or firefighters.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 670 (Strom-Martin-D) Animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect

Authorizes a child or adult protective service agency employee to report suspected animal neglect or abuse observed while they are acting in their official capacity.

Chapter 134, Statutes of 2002

AB 1005 (Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, And Internet Media Committee) Audio and audiovisual privacy

Expands the application of the alternative felony/misdemeanor penalty currently applicable to persons who manufacture, possess for sale, sell, or rent, all as specified, more than 1,000 copies of an audio recording or 100 copies of an audiovisual works by lowering the required number of copies to no more than 25 copies of either medium.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1016 (Oropeza-D) Bail

Amends statutory law to specify that deportation from the United States constitutes a form of inability to appear in court that can support a court's decision to vacate an order of forfeiture and exonerate bail.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1141 (Cox-R) Offenses against minors

Provides that any person who contacts a minor, or attempts to contact a minor, with the intent to commit a specified offense shall be punished by one-half the term of the intended offense, as specified.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 1155 (Dutra-D) Identity theft

Establishes a new felony/misdemeanor (wobbler) where a government employee criminally conspires to assist another in obtaining a driver's license or other identification card issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Chapter 907, Statutes of 2002

AB 1211 (La Suer-R) High technology crimes: probation

Requires a long list of probation conditions, when probation is granted for the commission of so-called high-tech crimes accomplished with the aid of a computer, electronic mail, or the Internet, and requires mandatory minimum probation of at least 36 months in felony high-tech cases.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1344 (Cox-R) Graffiti: etching cream: minors

Includes etching cream in the misdemeanors, typically applied against minors, concerning prohibited sale and use of spray paint.

Chapter 523, Statutes of 2002

AB 1754 (Leslie-R) Fraudulent documents: conspiracy

Allows courts to impose substantial fines upon persons, other than State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) personnel, who engage in schemes to obtain driver's licenses and other DMV-issued identification for criminal purposes, such as identity theft.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1764 (Wayne-D) False impersonation

Expands the scope of the offense of false impersonation to include electronic communications.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1773 (Wayne-D) Prosecution of identity theft committed in multiple counties

Allows prosecution for identity theft in any county where the defendant either took the personal identifying information or used the personal identifying information for an illegal purpose. Provides that if the same defendant or defendants used the same personal identifying information in multiple jurisdictions, all of the offenses may be prosecuted in any jurisdiction where the same defendant or defendants used the information for an illegal purpose, or the jurisdiction where the personal identifying information was taken. Provides for multiple offenses in multiple jurisdictions.

Chapter 908, Statutes of 2002

AB 1790 (Goldberg-D) Sentencing: three strikes

Amends the three strikes law to prospectively require that the current conviction be a serious or violent felony in order to subject a defendant to an enhanced sentence.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1819 (Robert Pacheco-R) Delinquent fines: collection

Eliminates the $100 base fine requirement for collection under a comprehensive fine collection program, thus allowing counties or courts to collect more delinquent fines.

Chapter 62, Statutes of 2002

AB 1828 (Bill Campbell-R) Halal (Islamic) food

Creates a new crime for sale or offering for sale of food fraudulently described or presented as halal food.

Chapter 102, Statutes of 2002

AB 1990 (Liu-D) Forfeiture

Incorporates into the definition of criminal profiteering activity, for purposes of the Criminal Crimes Profiteering Law, "any felony with a gang enhancement."

Chapter 991, Statutes of 2002

AB 2015 (Corbett-D) Possession of burglary tools

Adds ceramic or porcelain spark plug chips or pieces to the list of items that may be defined as burglary tools when possessed with the intent to commit burglary.

Chapter 335, Statutes of 2002

AB 2032 (Canciamilla-D) Enhancements

Extends the existing enhancement for specified crimes committed against a specially designated class of victims, persons over 65 years of age, children under 14 and the disabled, to attempt to commit such crimes.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2075 (Chavez-D) Probation costs

Requires defendants convicted of white collar crime, drug trafficking, and financially motivated gang crimes to pay for the costs of pretrial services and reports and post sentence services. Requires the courts to order payment of that portion of costs which is reasonable and compatible with the defendant's ability to pay. Requires county probation departments to consider additional costs in making their recommendations to the court. Sunsets on January 1, 2006.

Chapter 919, Statutes of 2002

AB 2106* (Bogh-R) Jurisdiction: weapons of mass destruction

Allows all specified charged violations relating to weapons of mass destruction be tried in one county if they are part of a single scheme or terrorist attack.

Chapter 64, Statutes of 2002

AB 2113* (Bogh-R) Identification

Codifies a State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) identity confirmation process for persons applying for duplicate driver's licenses or ID cards and creates a new crime for providing DMV identification documents to persons not entitled to them.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2140 (Simitian-D) Elder and dependent adult abuse

Increases the misdemeanor penalty for "simple" battery against an elder or dependent adult to up to one year in the county jail (now up to six months). Increases the misdemeanor penalty for criminal negligence involving an elder or dependent adult in circumstances or conditions not likely to produce great bodily harm or death, by increasing the punishment in a county jail from up to six months to up to one year and increasing the fine from up to $1,000 to up to $2,000.

Chapter 369, Statutes of 2002

AB 2145 (Chu-D) Unauthorized insertion of materials in publications

Expands the misdemeanor of placing unauthorized material into a newspaper (typically called theft of advertising services) by including in the crime the placing of unauthorized material into other types of publications, including magazines, rental guides, etc.

Chapter 1134, Statutes of 2002

AB 2150 (Chu-D) Hate crimes

Adds the previous conviction of a felony hate crime or the previous conviction of a conspiracy to commit a felony hate crime to the list of circumstances that make the commission of a subsequent hate crime punishable as a felony.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2173 (Wayne-D) Sentencing law: rewriting numerous provisions

Makes the language of enhancement statutes uniform and consistent. Eliminates various weapon and injury enhancements that have become obsolete in light of enactment of more recent enhancement provisions.

Chapter 126, Statutes of 2002

AB 2262 (Cardenas-D) Carjacking

Requires the State Department of Justice to conduct an evaluation of persons convicted of carjacking in the last ten years and produce a handout summarizing the evaluation and recommendations to prevent it.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2340 (Rod Pacheco-R) Murder

Makes a technical cross-reference to the 10-20-life gun enhancement for the second-degree murder of a peace officer, providing for a term of life without parole for the second-degree murder of a peace officer.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2348 (Cardenas-D) Etching acid

Expands provisions pertaining to aerosol containers and the prohibition to sell or give them to a minor to include containers of etching acid. Requires retailers selling or offering the sale containers of etching acid to display and store this product in areas from which it would be particularly difficult to steal.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2350 (John Campbell-R) Crime

Describes identity theft and requires the Attorney General (AG), no later than July 14, 2003, to establish guidelines for the investigation and prosecution of the crime of identity theft that shall be used by local law enforcement agencies to handle these types of cases. Requires that one year following implementation of these guidelines, but no later than July 14, 2004, the AG publish, on its Web site, the number of identity thefts reported and the number of prosecuted statewide each quarter.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2371 (Rod Pacheco-R) Sex offenders: probation

Prohibits probation for any defendant convicted of employing a minor in the commercial production or distribution of material depicting sexual conduct.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2471 (Robert Pacheco-R) Criminal punishment

Specifies that the basis for imposing on a defendant a sentence of 15 years to life for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, where the defendant has specified prior convictions, shall be pleaded in the information and proved to the jury or the court in a court trial.

Chapter 622, Statutes of 2002

AB 2483 (Diaz-D) How to Live in America

Establishes, in the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, a pilot program, implemented initially in the counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Fresno, and San Diego, under which immigrants who have committed traffic violations are given the option of taking a class, in lieu of fines or jail time, to better understand California laws and public services.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2516 (Bill Campbell-R) Obstruction of officers and emergency medical technicians

Provides that any person who resists, delays, or obstructs a peace or public officer or emergency technician from performing their duties is guilty of a felony, punishable by 16 months, two or three years in state prison.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2526 (Dickerson-R) Ability to pay hearings

Provides that, if practicable, all ability to pay hearings authorized by the Penal Code shall be consolidated into one hearing.

Chapter 198, Statutes of 2002

AB 2581 (Cogdill-R) Obscene matter

Provides that any person who wholesale promotes, as defined, or with the intent to wholesale promote, possesses obscene matter, is guilty of a felony.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2584 (Matthews-D) Payroll services

Makes it a misdemeanor for an outside provider of payroll services, as specified, to possess money or negotiable instruments intended for the payroll and payroll deduction expenses of a business to which it is providing those services. Exempts from this prohibition a provider of payroll services that is bonded or has a state license in a profession requiring the provision of fiduciary duties to its clients.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

AB 2623 (Mountjoy-R) Vehicles: fetus

Expands the definition of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated to include the unlawful killing of the fetus of another human being. Provides that any person convicted of driving under the influence causing bodily injury to another person, in which the death of a fetus of another human being is caused, is punishable by two, three, or four years in state prison.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2710 (Wyman-R) Murder: special circumstances

Expands the list of "special circumstances" to authorize imposition of the death penalty where the victim was under 14 years of age, and the defendant knew, or reasonably should have known, that the victim was under 14.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2764 (Papan-D) Criminal proceedings: sanctions

Specifically authorizes a court to order the award of reasonable attorneys fees and costs to the opposing party for "discovery" rule violations.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

ACR 192 (Zettel-R) Elder Abuse Prevention Month

Declares the month of May 2002 as Elder Abuse Prevention Month.

Resolution Chapter 75, Statutes of 2002

TopIndex Procedural

SB 378 (Alarcon-D) Criminal procedure

Requires defendants to pay the costs of supervision by the probation department while in a deferred entry of judgment program.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1307 (Haynes-R) Crime

Prohibits the arrest of a person without adequate identification who is arrested for a Vehicle Code misdemeanor or infraction, if that person is willing to put a thumbprint on the notice to appear.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

SB 1390 (Peace-D) Criminal procedure

Requires that the memorandum of points and authorities, in a motion to suppress or return property, set forth the specific and detailed factual basis and the legal authorities that demonstrate why the motion should be granted.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1391 (Burton-D) Criminal procedure: history

Requires that discovery materials to which a defendant would have been entitled at the time of trial be made reasonably accessible to the defendant, if he/she has been sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole, and files a specified motion or writ of habeas corpus that makes a specified showing. Requires a defendant be given access to physical evidence only upon a separate court finding, as specified, and specifies that the only means of obtaining access to physical evidence for postconviction DNA testimony is through other specified procedures. Creates an explicit right for a person no longer unlawfully imprisoned or restrained to prosecute a motion to vacate a judgment based on newly obtained evidence of fraud or misconduct by a government official, as specified. Eliminates the repeal of provisions relating to the retention of DNA evidence, which are to sunset on January 1, 2005.

Chapter 1105, Statutes of 2002

SB 1559 (Figueroa-D) Child witness

Deletes the sunset date of 1/1/03 in provisions of law allowing a minor, under the age of 13, to testify by way of closed-circuit television under specified circumstances.

Chapter 96, Statutes of 2002

SB 1690* (Margett-R) Persons committed to medical facilities: study

Requires the State Department of Mental Health, in conjunction with other specified groups, to undertake a study of the current process pertaining to how persons found guilty by reason of insanity are judicially restored to sanity.

Chapter 677, Statutes of 2002

SB 1980 (McPherson-R) Court orders

Allows a governmental entity to use a search warrant to obtain the records of a subscriber of an electronic communication service or remote computing service. Double-jointed with SB 1637 (Torlakson-D) and AB 2055 (Robert Pacheco-R).

Chapter 864, Statutes of 2002

SB 2061 (Morrow-R) Privilege: electronic communications

Provides that a privileged communication does not lose its privileged status simply because it is transmitted electronically and the statutory presumption of confidentiality and statutory waiver requirements apply to newly created privileges.

Chapter 72, Statutes of 2002

AB 74 (Washington-D) Criminal procedure

Extends the sunset on and makes changes to the wiretap provisions of existing law.

Chapter 605, Statutes of 2002

AB 329 (Jackson-D) Court proceeding

Requires that, in counties with five or more judges, the reassignment to a different judge shall be made on a random basis in cases where a party moves to disqualify a judge.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1219 (Simitian-D) Identity theft

Establishes procedures for a victim of identity theft to initiate an investigation by a law enforcement agency or to move for an expedited judicial determination that an identity theft has occurred.

Chapter 851, Statutes of 2002

AB 1360 (Simitian-D) Criminal procedure: identity theft

Defines a corpus identity as a unique identifier for a biologically or biometrically defined set of characteristics sufficient to distinguish a person described by those characteristics from any other person with reasonable certainty.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1590 (Simitian-D) Criminal procedure: search and seizure hearing

Provides for a process of the exclusion of witnesses from a motion for return or suppression of property and provides that the investigating officer and the investigator for the defendant shall not be excluded from such a motion.

Chapter 401, Statutes of 2002

AB 1962 (Hollingsworth-R) Electronic communication

Includes transmitting by electronic mail and facsimile in the definition of writing for purposes of the Evidence Code and records covered by the Public Records Act, thus subjecting e-mails and facsimiles to the rules of evidence, and to disclosure under the Public Records Act, when gathered, stored and maintained by a state or local agency.

Chapter 945, Statutes of 2002

AB 2033 (Robert Pacheco-R) Admissibility of evidence

Amends the specified modes of reproduction of a document recognized as admissible secondary evidence. Specifically, this bill adds reproduction by a trusted system, as defined, to the methods of reproduction of a document covered by the rule of evidence allowing a copy to be as admissible as the original, if made and preserved as part of the records of a business in the regular course of that business.

Chapter 124, Statutes of 2002

AB 2211 (Horton-D) Criminal procedure: community import study

Requires the Judicial Council to conduct a study relative to certain/specific aspects of requiring courts to consider community impact statements.

Chapter 1096, Statutes of 2002

AB 2280 (La Suer-R) Testimony: hypnosis

Allows a witness in a civil or criminal case to testify as to matters recalled during hypnosis.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2443 (La Suer-R) Public safety officer-peer support counselor privilege

Establishes the public safety officer-peer support privilege regarding information transmitted between a public safety officer and his or her peer support counselor in the course of that relationship that was transmitted in confidence.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2470 (Jackson-D) Minors: out-of-court statements

Allows certain out-of-court statements by minors under 12 years of age to be admissible in administrative licensing hearings for child care providers.

Chapter 707, Statutes of 2002

AB 2499 (Frommer-D) Evidence in sex assault cases: statute of limitations

Revises the disclosure requirements for prosecutors in sex offense cases to cross-reference Penal Code Section 1054.7. Extends the statute of limitations for misdemeanor child annoyance/molestation cases from two to three years.

Chapter 828, Statutes of 2002

AB 2653 (Chu-D) Criminal procedure

Allows the court to continue a hate crimes trial or hearing date for up to ten court days where the prosecutor assigned has another trial or hearing in progress.

Chapter 788, Statutes of 2002

AB 2723 (Washington-D) Evidence: admissibility

Amends administrative procedure laws to provide that expressions of sympathy will be inadmissible as evidence of liability in an administrative action, although expressions of fault would remain admissible.

Chapter 92, Statutes of 2002

AB 2842 (Harman-R) Depositions: audio and video recordings

Permits a deposition to go off the record upon the stipulation of all parties present at the deposition. Requires a notice of deposition to state the intent of the party noticing the deposition to record by video technology and any intention to stenographically record testimony through instant visual display. Changes references in the statutes governing the taking of deposition testimony from "audiotape" and "videotape" recordings to "audio" and "video" record or recordings. Differentiates between recordings "made by, or at the discretion of, a party" and those made by the deposition officer to assist in the preparation of a transcript and make the latter, if made available by the deposition officer, subject to the Code of Civil Procedure provisions governing deposition recordings. Double-jointed with AB 421 (Wayne-D).

Chapter 1068, Statutes of 2002

TopIndex Juries

SB 552 (Figueroa-D) Juror confidentiality

Extends confidentiality and sealing provisions in existing law relative to identifying information or jurors, to jurors in initial commitment and postcommitment proceedings involving commitment of a person as a sexually violent predator.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1660 (Negrete McLeod-D) Jury service: pollworkers

Provides that an eligible person who serves as a pollworker at a national, statewide, or local election is excused from jury service for a period of one year following the date of the election at which the pollworker serves.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1970 (Matthews-D) Juries: peace officer exemption

Exempts parole, probation, and correctional peace officers from jury service.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2925 (Migden-D) Jury duty

Eliminates mileage reimbursement to trial court jurors for the first day of service, and increases the mileage reimbursement rate beginning on the second day of service from 15 cents per mile to 34 cents per mile.

Chapter 144, Statutes of 2002

AB 3027 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Juries

An omnibus court practices and procedures bill which, among other provisions, requires all parties demanding a jury to deposit advance jury fees at the same time.

Chapter 806, Statutes of 2002

ACR 242 (Mountjoy-R) Jury Rights Day

Honors the role juries play in the judicial system and proclaims Thursday, September 5, 2002, as Jury Rights Day.

Resolution Chapter 188, Statutes of 2002

TopIndex Juvenile Justice

SB 64 (Chesbro-D) Homeless youth emergency services projects

Requires the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning to conduct an evaluation and develop recommendations concerning programs designed to serve runaway and homeless youth, as specified, on or before January 1, 2003.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 659 (Poochigian-R) Juvenile courts: imprisonment

Allows wards of the juvenile court, who are 18 years old at the time of disposition, to be committed to an adult county jail, as specified.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

SB 1677 (Alpert-D) Surrogate parents

Strengthens and clarifies requirements regarding surrogate parents and responsible adults who make educational decisions for children.

Chapter 785, Statutes of 2002

SB 1744 (Scott-D) Mentally incompetent minors

Establishes a new statutory process for evaluating the mental status of, requiring mental health treatment of, and adjudicating the cases of minors in the juvenile court system, under Section 602 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, who are mentally incompetent.

(Died in Senate Health and Human Services Committee)

SB 1793 (Burton-D) Youthful Offender Parole Board

Requires the juvenile court, instead of the Youthful Offender Parole Board, to set an initial parole consideration date for wards committed by the State Department of the Youth Authority.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1956 (Polanco-D) Dependency proceedings: notice

Revises and recasts provisions of the Welfare and Institutions Code governing the service of notice to parents, guardians, dependent children, 10 years old or older, grandparents, counsel and other persons, of court hearings where the determination, review, modification, or termination of the status of a dependent child is to be made by the juvenile court, including hearings to implement a case plan and to terminate parental rights. Adds provisions relative to Indian children and makes other clarifying changes.

Chapter 416, Statutes of 2002

SB 2038 (Ackerman-R) Juvenile courts: ombudsman

Requires the presiding or senior judge of the juvenile court in each county to appoint a county employee to serve as an ombudsman to assist the parent or guardian and his or her child, if the child is adjudged a dependent of the juvenile court.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 2041 (Ackerman-R) Parent and child: dependent relationship

Requires the juvenile court to consider whether a voluntary declaration of paternity or determination of status as a presumed father exists. Provides that a conclusive presumption of presumed father status exists only for purposes of court-ordered unification services, if any court has made a judgment of paternity or a determination that a man is a presumed father and if the man, prior to detention of the child, has custody of the child, had received the child into his home and openly held the child out to be his natural child, or had exercised visitation rights as the noncustodial parent of the child.

(Failed passage in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 47* (Simitian-D) Juvenile court schools

Changes the formula for cost of living adjustments and computing equalization adjustments for juvenile court schools and county community schools commencing with the 2002-03 fiscal year.

Chapter 519, Statutes of 2002

AB 846 (Strickland-R) Youth Authority: commitment

Permits the State Department of the Youth Authority (DYA) to hold a minor, committed to the DYA by the juvenile court for murder, past his/her 25th birthday, by changing the calculation of confinement to a period of time equal to the time between the date of the commission of the offense and the date of the offender's 25th birthday. Provides that the period of confinement may not exceed the maximum term of imprisonment that could be imposed upon an adult convicted of the same offense, unless an order for further detention has been made by the committing court, as specified. Authorizes the court to waive the extended confinement period for cause.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

Similar legislation was AB 1870 (Hollingsworth-R), which failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee.

AB 853 (Liu-D) Dependent children: visitation

Authorizes a court to order visitation between the parent or guardian and the child, for a total of not more than 60 days, for the purpose of facilitating a gradual transition for the permanent and safe return of the child to his/her home, where the court has found that there is a substantial risk of detriment to the safety, protection, or physical or emotional well-being of the child if he/she is returned home. Authorizes the court to impose any conditions or restrictions on that visitation necessary to ensure the well being and safety of the child.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1399 (Cardenas-D) Crime prevention: juvenile repeat offender program

Appropriates $20 million from the General Fund to the Board of Corrections for continuing and expanding the juvenile "Repeat Offender Prevention Project."

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1468 (Briggs-R) City and county adult and juvenile detention facilities

Appropriates $400 million (General Fund) to the Board of Corrections (BOC) for competitive grants to counties for construction, expansion and renovation of local adult and juvenile detention facilities, and requires the BOC to give priority to counties with court-ordered population caps that have resulted in the release of inmates prior to their scheduled release dates.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1832 (Robert Pacheco-R) Detention hearings

Allows a psychotherapist to disclose specified information to a minor in dependency proceedings.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 1877 (Maldonado-R) Turning Point Academy: use of facilities

Provides that the Grizzly Youth Academy at Camp San Luis Obispo in San Louis Obispo County may use the Turning Point Academy facilities.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 1942 (Chu-D) Youth Anti-Bias Pilot Program

Requires the State Board of Corrections to establish and administer the Youth Anti-Bias Pilot Program, as specified.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2016 (Negrete McLeod-D) Truancy: San Bernardino County

Authorizes, until January 1, 2005, a juvenile hearing officer in San Bernardino County to hear cases in which a minor is alleged to come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court on the basis of truancy.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2154 (Robert Pacheco-R) Juvenile justice: Expedited Youth Accountability Program

Removes the sunset for the "Expedited Youth Accountability Program" in Los Angeles County.

Chapter 110, Statutes of 2002

AB 2159 (Cardoza-D) Children of incarcerated parents

Requires courts, at arraignment when the defendant is in, or is remanded to, custody, at conviction and at sentencing, to determine whether a defendant has custody of any child under the age of 18 years and inquire as to the arrangements made for the proper care of that child. Adds superior and municipal court judges with jurisdiction over a defendant in a criminal action, who has custody of any child under 18 years of age, to the list of mandated reporters of child abuse.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2258 (Cardenas-D) Department of the Youth Authority: recidivism study

Requires the State Department of the Youth Authority to conduct an evaluation of the number of persons who have been released to parole by the department within the 10-year period prior to January 1, 2003, and who have been recommitted to the jurisdiction of the department or to the State Department of Corrections, as specified, with a report back to the Legislature on or before January 2, 2004.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2279 (La Suer-R) Detention of minors: peace officer authority

Specifies a peace officer's authority to take a minor into temporary custody, without a warrant, as specified.

Chapter 920, Statutes of 2002

AB 2454 (Mountjoy-R) Minors: medication: drugs

States legislative intent that the refusal of a parent or guardian of a child to administer, or consent to the administration of, any medication or medical treatment for the child not constitute, in and of itself, a basis for adjudging a child to be a dependent child of the court.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2496 (Steinberg-D) Juvenile justice: detained minors awaiting placement

Enacts specified requirements for monitoring the cases of delinquent minors who are detained while they are awaiting non-secure out-of-home placement.

Vetoed by the Governor

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SB 118 (Poochigian-R) Drug treatment

Requires that a state agency be the authority that licenses or certifies the drug treatment programs that qualified probationers and parolees are ordered to complete.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 156 (Haynes-R) Correctional personnel: training standards

Requires that the basic standards of training for correctional personnel include basic, entry, continuation, supervisory, management, and specified assignments.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 206 (Vincent-D) Corrections: appointment of wardens

Provides that the Governor appoint a warden for a correctional institution for a term of three years and specifies that a warden is subject to removal by the Director of the State Department of Corrections (DOC) at any time. Requires the Director of the DOC to notify the Auditor General, within 15 days of a warden completing two years of his/her three-year term, to undertake a review of the fiscal management of the prison managed by the warden and to issue a report, as specified. Prescribes conditions for the reappointment of wardens.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 228 (Machado-D) County adult detention facilities

Enacts the Drug Addicted Offender Treatment Program and appropriates $50 million from the General Fund, without regard to fiscal year, to the State Board of Corrections to establish a competitive grant program for counties to expand or establish treatment programs. Provides that the programs be directed toward county jail inmates who are likely to recidivate or be committed to state prison and provide treatment during incarceration and after release. Requires an evaluation and report by December 31, 2007.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 330 (Morrow-R) Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Adult Offenders

Revises the composition and terms of the California Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, designating the Director of the State Department of Corrections as member, commissioner, and Compact Administrator for the purpose of the federally created Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Adult Offenders, and extending the terms of the council from two to four years.

Requires the council to make recommendations regarding the best method for implementing the Interstate Compact in California to the Legislature, Governor and Judicial Council, no later than January 1, 2003.

Chapter 1078, Statutes of 2002

SB 395 (Perata-D) Mentally disordered prisoners

Requires that when a prisoner's commitment is terminated, the State Department of Corrections, and officials from the county in which a prisoner intends to reside, develop a plan for the prisoner's release into the community.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 643 (Ortiz-D) Mental Health Enhancement and Crime Prevention Act

Enacts the Mental Health Enhancement and Crime Prevention Act of 2001. Requires the State Board of Corrections, contingent upon an appropriation in the State Budget Act, to reimburse counties for the excess cost of providing psychotropic medications to county jail inmates for the purpose of reducing recidivism through more effective mental health treatment and post-release patient follow-up.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 918* (Ortiz-D) Drug treatment

States legislative intent to implement the findings and declarations added by initiative statute effective July 1, 2001. Appropriates $19,200,000 from the General Fund to the Director of the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to implement the provisions of the bill.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1217 (Romero-D) Prisons

Prohibits an individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other private organization or entity, from constructing or operating a private correctional or detention facility in this state, unless expressly authorized by California statute. Creates an exception to this provision for any contract for operation entered into prior to January 1, 2002.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1362 (Karnette-D) Female inmates: family visitation

Requires the State Department of Corrections to establish a pilot project, in specified women's facilities, to initiate visits with their children. Sunsets on January 1, 2008.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1431 (McPherson-R) California Institution for Men

Makes the primary purpose of the California Institution for Men statutorily consistent with San Quentin and Folsom prisons.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

SB 1449 (Vasconcellos-D) Drug treatment: probationers: parolees

Explains certain provisions of and defines terms of The Substance Abuse Treatment and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Proposition 36). Provides that a probationer or parolee may be directed to discontinue narcotic replacement therapy only when the defendant's narcotic replacement treatment provider, who is directly providing the narcotic replacement therapy, recommends discontinuation and the court parole authority agrees that discontinuation is a necessary component of an effective treatment plan for the probationer or parolee.

(Failed passage on the Assembly Floor)

SB 1481 (Polanco-D) Inmate welfare fund

Provides guidelines to be followed relative to the expenditure of funds on inmates of a county jail, including discretionary expenditures on the part of the county sheriff, when done so in the best interest of the inmate.

Chapter 146, Statutes of 2002

SB 1497 (Polanco-D) Parole: life prisoners

Requires a three-judge panel to review all cases in which an indeterminately sentenced inmate has been in prison longer than the suggested time in the Board of Prison Terms guidelines.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1537 (Polanco-D) Treatment centers: parolees and probationers

Makes a series of findings and declarations regarding the need for transitional services for inmates and expresses legislative intent to support local efforts to provide services to county probationers and state parolees.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1544 (Karnette-D) Foreign prisoner transfers

Enacts findings and declarations of the Legislature about the transfer to their home countries, pursuant to various international treaties, of foreign prisoners incarcerated in California prisons, including the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this measure, to expedite future funds. Enacts conditions for the transfer of foreign prisoners by the Governor or the Governor's designee and circumstances requiring the State Board of Prison Terms to transfer foreign prisoners.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1611 (McClintock-R) State prisons: self-sufficiency

Requires the State Department of Corrections to conduct a study of what measures could be undertaken so that the state prisons could become self-sufficient in the provision of food to state prisoners and to report to the Legislature by January 1, 2004.

(Died in Senate Appropriation Committee)

SB 1720 (Costa-D) Prisoners: time credits

Authorizes the State Department of Corrections to deny inmate worktime credits for not more than 180 days of credit (now limited to 30 days) for a single act of the unauthorized possession of materials or substances altered from their original manufactured state or purpose and that can be made into a weapon, explosive, or explosive-making material, poison, caustic substance, or any destructive device or refusing to provide a urine specimen for the purpose of testing for the presence of controlled substances. Allows the parole authority to make parole revocation extensions of not more than 180 days (now limited to 30 days) for those same acts.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1887* (McPherson-R) Actions against felons

Provides that an action for damages against a defendant based upon the defendant's commission of a felony offense for which the defendant has been convicted may be commenced within 10 years of the date on which the defendant is discharged from parole if the conviction was for any of the following offenses: murder; mayhem; rape; sodomy by force, violence, duress, menace, threat of great bodily injury, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; oral copulation by force, violence, duress, menace, threat of great bodily injury, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; lewd or lascivious act on a child under the age of 14 years; any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life; attempted murder; exploding a destructive device or any explosive causing bodily injury, great bodily injury, or mayhem, exploding a destructive device or any explosive with intent to murder; kidnapping; attempt to commit a felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life; any violation of Penal Code Section 289(a), (commission of an act of sexual penetration) where the act is accomplished against the victim's will by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; commission of rape or penetration by a foreign object in concert with another person, in violation of Penal Code Section 264.1; or continuous sexual abuse of a child, in violation of Penal Code Section 288.5.

Chapter 633, Statutes of 2002

SB 2002 (Vasconcellos-D) Prisoners: evaluation

Requires the State Department of Corrections to evaluate the educational, vocational, and emotional capacity of every inmate, within 90 days of entry, and to prescribe and implement for each inmate a program addressing his or her deficiencies in these areas.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SCA 15 (Vasconcellos-D) Prisoners: rehabilitation

Enacts findings and declarations regarding the purpose of the correctional system and the need to reform this system and to rehabilitate inmates. Requires evaluating, commencing January 1, 2004, the educational, vocational, and psychosocial levels of each inmate upon entry. Provides each inmate with a rehabilitation program to address identified deficiencies. Enacts intent language that this program be sufficiently funded, implemented, and annually monitored by an independent agency which shall annually report to the Legislature and Governor. Requires a parenting course be made available to and completed by certain inmates.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

SCR 78 (Polanco-D) Jt. Legislative Comm. on Prison Construction and Operations

Re-establishes the Joint Legislative Committee on Prison Construction and Operations to assume primary responsibility for providing legislative scrutiny of prison construction and operations, including investigation of inmate population management issues.

(Died at the Assembly Desk)

AB 97 (Zettel-R) Mentally disordered offenders

Increases the default commitment period for a mentally disordered offender from one to two years. Requires an annual evaluation and recommendation regarding the offender's status from the State Department of Mental Health to the court, the district attorney, the defense and the offender.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 310 (Goldberg-D) Female parolees

Allows the State Board of Prison Terms to order participation in a specified pilot program by a female parolee in lieu of revocation of parole. Requires an informational handout to be given to female inmates.

Chapter 619, Statutes of 2002

AB 596 (Negrete McLeod-D) Public health: hepatitis C

Requires the State Department of Corrections to determine whether an inmate who tests positive for hepatitis C is eligible for veterans' health benefits.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1373 (Wyman-R) Department of Corrections: database

Requires the Director of the State Department of Corrections to establish a publicly accessible Internet data base, as specified, containing identifying information about persons who are fugitives, escapees, or have absconded, and information about inmates and parolees, including, but not limited to, identifying information and commitment offense.

(Failed passage in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1468 (Briggs-R) Local facilities

Appropriates $400 million from the General Fund to the State Board of Corrections (BOC) for competitive grants to counties for construction, expansion and renovation of local adult and juvenile detention facilities and requires the BOC to give priority to counties with court-ordered population caps that have resulted in the release of inmates prior to their scheduled release dates.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1524 (Florez-D) Inmate and medical records

Requires the Director of the State Department of Corrections to develop and implement a paperless intranet system for inmate health care records by January 1, 2007. Requires the State Department of Information Technology to manage the project.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1610 (Wright-D) Voting by prisoners

Requires a local detention facility to provide, upon request, an affidavit of registration or an application for an absentee ballot, or both, to a prisoner who is otherwise eligible to vote. Requires the local detention facility to allow the prisoner to mail a completed affidavit of registration or application for absentee ballot to the appropriate county elections official, vote his or her absentee ballot and mail it to the appropriate elections official.

(Died in Assembly Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee)

AB 1827 (Zettel-R) Parole hearings

Authorizes the State Board of Prison Terms (BPT) to delay an indeterminately sentenced inmate's "annual" parole hearing for up to three years after a parole hearing at which parole is denied, if the BPT doubts that parole would be granted prior to that time and states the basis for this opinion in its written statement to the inmate.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2133 (Goldberg-D) Inmate visitation and regulations

Requires that any amendments to existing regulations, and any future regulations, adopted by the State Department of Corrections, which may impact the visitation of inmates, recognize and consider the value of inmate visitation as a means of increasing safety in prisons, maintaining family and community connections, and preparing inmates for successful release and rehabilitation.

Chapter 238, Statutes of 2002

AB 2200 (Ashburn-R) Voluntary County Work Release Programs: credits earned

Allows prisoners who participate in a voluntary work release program in lieu of confinement to be eligible for the same credits they would be eligible for if they were in actual custody at a city or county jail.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2203 (Florez-D) State prisons: confidentiality of personnel information

Enacts protections, as specified, for personal information of employees in state prisons maintained by the State Department of Corrections.

Chapter 240, Statutes of 2002

AB 2336 (Negrete McLeod-D) Prisoners parental or marital rights

Extends the time for which an order for the temporary removal of a prisoner from a prison to attend a court proceeding affecting the adjudication of parental or marital rights must be issued from two days (48 hours) to 15 days before the hearing.

Chapter 65, Statutes of 2002

AB 2394 (Negrete McLeod-D) Parole

Authorizes law enforcement agencies that have access to the State Department of Corrections Parole Law Enforcement Automated Data system to opt out of paper notification of the release of violent felons released on parole.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2421 (Firebaugh-D) Prison Industry Authority

Changes the process by which the Prison Industry Authority is awarded contracts by the state.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2456 (Jackson-D) Inmates: notification of access to personal information

Expands, in statute, the enumerated list of personal information of private individuals that specified jail and prison inmates and the State Department of Youth Authority wards are restricted from having access to, to add to the list of persons who are subject to that restriction to include any person assigned to community service, and deletes the existing restriction to that information about "private individuals".

Chapter 196, Statutes of 2002

AB 2529 (Negrete McLeod-D) Hepatitis C

Adds additional requirements to the hepatitis C voluntary testing program that the Director of the State Department of Corrections shall implement subject to the appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2673* (Cogdill-R) Conservation camps: Madera County

Establishes a female inmate conservation and firefighting "camp" program at Chowchilla, as specified, dependent on the budget appropriation to both the State Department of Corrections and the State Department of Forestry for that purpose.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2750 (Wesson-D) Adult education: classes in correctional facilities

Permits increases in the maximum average daily attendance calculations for classes for adults in correctional facilities.

Chapter 1067, Statutes of 2002

AB 2773 (Salinas-D) Prisons Industry Authority: inmate labor

Authorizes the Chairman of the State Prison Industry Board to order, in consultation with the board, but without requiring formal board approval, any authorized public works project involving construction, renovation, or repair of prison facilities to be performed by inmate labor when the total expenditure does not exceed the project limit established by Public Contract Code Section 10108 (currently set at $400,000).

Chapter 113, Statutes of 2002

AB 2802 (Strom-Martin-D) Corrections: arbitration

Enacts the Corrections Arbitration Act. Establishes procedures for arbitration of grievances filed by supervisory employees of the State Department of Corrections and the State Department of the Youth Authority.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2905 (Wright-D) HIV testing: inmates

Requires, upon appropriation of funds, that the State Department of Corrections make testing for HIV infection available to every inmate, as specified, and to make related findings and additions to the law.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 3000* (Assembly Budget Committee) Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill

  1. Requires an additional interim report on March 1, 2003, assessing the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant program.
  2. Requires the State Department of the Youth Authority (DYA) to ensure that applicants for peace officer positions in a youth correctional facility are determined to be free from emotional and mental conditions.
  3. Requires the DYA to submit a written plan to close at least three facilities by June 30, 2007. Requires the DYA to close at least one facility by June 30, 2004.
  4. Provides that the Director of the State Department of Corrections (DOC) is authorized to limit the number of persons who are committed to the Civil Addict Program.
  5. Provides that any inmate assigned to a conservation camp shall earn two days of work-time credit for every day of service.
  6. Allows Medical Technical Assistants designated by the Director of DOC and employed by the State Department of Mental Health at any DOC facility to be designated peace officer status.
Chapter 1124, Statutes of 2002

AJR 63 (Richman-R) Extradition

Memorializes the Executive Branch of the Federal Government to ensure that the federal government address Mexico's refusal to extradite to the United States criminals facing life sentences.

Resolution Chapter 197, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was AJR 51 (Richman-R), which died in Assembly Public Safety Committee.

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SB 1423 (Chesbro-D) Victims of crime: compensation

Recasts and revises numerous provisions of existing law pertaining to the Victims of Crime Program, administered by the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, making numerous technical and substantive changes, as specified. Double-jointed with SB 1735 (Karnette-D).

Chapter 1141, Statutes of 2002

SB 1735 (Karnette-D) Victims of crime: domestic violence

Requires a domestic violence counselor to inform a domestic violence victim of any applicable limitations on confidentiality of communications between the victim and the counselor.

Chapter 629, Statutes of 2002

SB 1867 (Figueroa-D) Victims of sex offenses and of domestic violence

Prevents victims of sexual assault and domestic violence from being denied assistance under the Victims of Crime Program on grounds of participation or involvement in the crime, or on grounds of failing to cooperate with law enforcement, if a victim of domestic violence resumes living with the perpetrator after the crime.

Chapter 630, Statutes of 2002

SB 1873* (Escutia-D) Victims of crime: terrorist attacks

Allows, until January 1, 2004, the Victim Compensation and Government Claim Board to authorize payment to derivative victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, equal to the loss of wages up to $2,000 per eligible recipient due to traveling to and from, and attending, memorial services or government-initiated events in honor of the September 11 victims with the amount authorized not to exceed a collective total of $200,000, all as specified.

Chapter 449, Statutes of 2002

AB 216 (Matthews-D) Victims' rights: notification

Extends existing law, which grants the victim, next of kin, or two members of the victim's immediate family, the right to appear at a parole hearing before the State Board of Prison Terms to express views regarding the offender, to include representatives designated by the victim or next of kin.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1860 (Migden-D) Sexual assault victims: postcoital contraceptions

Requires that female victims of sexual assault be provided information and services pertaining to emergency contraception.

Chapter 382, Statutes of 2002

AB 2147 (Chu-D) Victims of crime: compensation

Expands the group of pecuniary losses that the Victims of Crime Program can reimburse to include property damage losses.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2287 (Matthews-D) Victims' rights: statements

Allows representative designated, as specified, by the victim or their immediate family to appear, personally or by counsel, at any Board of Prison Terms hearing to review or consider the parole suitability or the setting of a parole date for any prisoner in the state prison.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2435 (Jackson-D) Victims of crime: services

Requires that the Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency submit a report to the Legislature, no later than January 1, 2004, on crime victims services in the state, as specified.

Chapter 89, Statutes of 2002

AB 2462 (Bates-R) Victims of crime: domestic violence

Provides that a child who resides in a home where a crime or crimes of domestic violence have occurred may be presumed by the California Victim and Compensation and Government Claims Board to have sustained physical injury, regardless of whether the child has witnessed the crime.

Chapter 479, Statutes of 2002

AB 2542 (Jackson-D) Victims of crime: reimbursement

Increases the emergency award amount for funeral and burial expenses to $7,500, and authorizes cash payment or reimbursement up to and including $3,000 for the authorized relocation expenses for rental housing if documentation is provided to substantiate a need for a higher amount.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

AB 2729 (Wesson-D) Victims of crime: domestic violence counseling

Defines "domestic violence peer counselor" for purposes of the Victims of Crime Program and adds domestic violence peer counselor services for which a direct payment may be made, as specified, and makes related changes in the law.

Vetoed by the Governor

ACR 48 (La Suer-R) National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Proclaims the Legislature's support for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, by recognizing the importance of considering crime victims' pain, suffering, and lost quality of life when analyzing public policy, and by encouraging all Californians to learn about the methods available to minimize the risk of victimization and make their communities safer places in which to live.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

ACR 129 (Havice-D) Crime Victims' Rights Week

Recognizes the week of April 22 through 28, 2002, as Crime Victims' Rights Week in California.

Resolution Chapter 13, Statutes of 2002

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SB 8 (Peace-D) Firearms

Makes a series of changes to the Dangerous Weapons' Control Law. Specifically, this bill requires (1) the State Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and maintain a system for reporting information regarding the date and time of handgun deliveries by dealers, and authorizes DOJ to charge a fee to cover the cost of the system; (2) handgun dealers, commencing July 1, 2005, to report date and time delivery information to DOJ; and (3) until July 1, 2005, if required by DOJ, a licensed handgun dealer (or a sheriff's department in a smaller county) to provide date and time delivery information to DOJ, as prescribed to DOJ.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 96 (Johannessen-R) Off-duty and retired officers

Provides that no owner or possessor of privately owned real property that is open to the public may restrict an off-duty or honorably retired peace officer from entering the property, if the peace officer is carrying a firearm and not then acting in the official capacity of a peace officer.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 331 (Morrow-R) Weapons: tear gas

Changes the current prohibition on tear gas weapons that expel a projectile to permit possession and use of such weapons, as specified.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 510* (Scott-D) Transportation facilities: offenses

Provides that it is a misdemeanor to possess specified weapons and/or parts, or ammunition within a "sterile area" of an airport, as defined.

Chapter 608, Statutes of 2002

SB 682 (Perata-D) Firearms: product liability

Changes the civil liability statutes pertaining to firearms and ammunition, as follows: (1) repeals current Civil Code Section 1714.4, in response to the California Supreme Court's ruling in Merrill v. Navegar, Inc., 26 Cal. 4th 465 (2001), which held that an action in products liability against the manufacturer of a firearm is barred by Section 1714.4, whether the action is based on strict products liability or on negligence; and (2) expressly provides that the design, distribution or marketing of firearms and ammunition is not exempt from the general duty to use ordinary care or skill required by Civil Code Section 1714, the statute that imposes liability in tort for intentional and negligent actions.

Chapter 913, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation is AB 496 (Koretz-D), Chapter 906, Statutes of 2002.

SB 1047 (Poochigian-R) Carrying loaded firearms in public: punishment

Provides that the offense of carrying a loaded firearm in public will be punishable as a felony, in the case of a criminal street gang member, where the person is an active participant in a criminal street gang and referencing the definition of "criminal street gang", as defined in existing law.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1060 (Knight-R) Enhancements: use of a firearm

Prohibits the court from certain acts when sentencing an individual for a crime in which the perpetrator discharged a firearm.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1283 (Haynes-R) Concealed firearms licenses

Provides that "good cause" for purposes of obtaining a license to carry a concealed firearm in public shall be conclusively established if specified criteria are met.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1285* (Knight-R) Firearms: firearm safety devices

Enacts, until September 1, 2003, two exemptions from the Firearm Safety Act of 1999 relative to firearm safety devices.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1287* (Alarcon-D) Weapons of mass destruction

Expands the definition concerning weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and expands and clarifies the crime of making a credible threat to use a WMD.

Chapter 611, Statutes of 2002

SB 1490 (Perata-D) Handgun registry

Allows a city attorney prosecuting a civil action to have access to information in the handgun registry maintained by the State Department of Justice.

Chapter 916, Statutes of 2002

SB 1615 (Johannessen-R) Assault weapons

Makes various changes in the law relative to assault weapons.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1670 (Scott-D) Firearm safety devices

(1) Makes it unlawful to keep for commercial sale, offer or expose for commercial sale, or commercially sell any firearms safety device that is not on the approved roster or that does not meet minimum safety standard for firearms safety devices determined by the State Department of Justice, (2) adds the same requirements for any device distributed as part of an organized firearm safety program, with or without consideration, (3) adds civil fines and other penalties for violating those prohibitions, (4) adds a statutory definition of "firearms safety device", 5) requires that firearms safety devices sold or transferred be accompanied by a device that is "appropriate for that firearm", as specified, (6) makes related changes in the existing law including retests of such devices, (7) specifies penalties for subsequent offenses relative to violation of the safety device provision, (8) defines "gun safe" and "long-gun safe", and (9) sets guidelines for random sample testing.

Chapter 917, Statutes of 2002

SB 1689 (Margett-R) Criminal law: prohibited weapons

Makes any person who commercially manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale any hard plastic knuckles guilty of a misdemeanor. Defines plastic knuckles in statute.

Chapter 208, Statutes of 2002

SB 1807 (Chesbro-D) Firearms

Adds any "lawful" search to the existing "consensual" search required in domestic violence circumstances for the mandated seizure of firearms and weapons. Reduces the standard of proof required for the state to retain those items in court actions brought by owners for the return of those items to "preponderance" of the evidence. Provides guidelines for the return of a weapon by the court. Double-jointed with AB 2695 (Oropeza-D).

Chapter 833, Statutes of 2002

SB 1812 (Brulte-R) Single shot pistols

Exempts single shot pistols, as defined, from the existing testing and certification process that handguns must undergo in order to be designated as not "unsafe handguns" so that they may be sold by licensed firearms dealers in California.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SCA 12 (Perata-D) Sales and use tax: munitions

Establishes a tax of five cents for each "munition" sold at a retail establishment in this state, or imposes an excise tax of five cents on the storage, use, or other consumption of "munition" purchased from an out-of-state retailer.

(Died in Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee)

AB 22 (Lowenthal-D) Local licenses to sell firearms

Prohibits, commencing January 1, 2004, local entities from issuing a license to sell firearms to any applicant where the building to be designated in the license where the retail sale of firearms is to occur is a residential dwelling, as specified. Grants five exceptions from that general prohibition and makes related and cross-reference changes in law.

Double-jointed with SB 90 (Brulte-R), AB 35 (Shelley-D), and SB 52 (Scott-D), all of which amend Penal Code Section 12071. Also incorporates language from two bills, SB 9 (Soto-D) and SB 274 (Karnette-D), that have already been enacted into law.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

AB 126* (Firebaugh-D) Crime prevention: DISARM program

Establishes the "Developing Increased Safety through Arms Recovery Management" program, contingent upon an appropriation in the 2001-01 State Budget, to enforce gun laws, on the local level through county probation departments, related to probationers.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 324 (Corbett-D) Firearms dealers

Authorizes the State Department of Justice to assess licensed gun dealers, manufacturers, and specific permit holders, an annual fee not to exceed $25, in addition to the current $85 fee, for the reasonable costs of inspections and related enforcement activities, and extends this fee to licensed gun manufacturers.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 352 (Runner-R) Undetectable knives

Adds to the criteria in existing law pertaining to "undetectable knives" to include knives not detectable by a "magnetometer", as well as the current standard of not detectable by a "mental detector".

Chapter 58, Statutes of 2002

AB 496 (Koretz-D) Firearms: product liability

Changes the civil liability statutes pertaining to firearms and ammunition as follows:

  1. Repeals current Civil Code Section 1714.4, in response to the California Supreme Courts ruling in Merrill v. Navegar, Inc., 26 Cal. 26 Cal. 4th 465 (2001), which held that an action in products liability against the manufacturer of a firearm is barred by Section 1714.4, whether the action is based on strict products liability or on negligence.
  2. Expressly provides that the design, distribution or marketing of firearms and ammunition is not exempt from the general duty to use ordinary care or skill required by Civil Code Section 1714, the statute that imposes liability in tort for intentional and negligent actions.
Chapter 906, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation is SB 682 (Perata-D), which is Chapter 913, Statutes of 2002.

AB 566 (Koretz-D) Assault weapons buyback

Creates a one-year assault weapon buyback program, administered by the State Department of Justice (DOJ), between January 1, 2002, and January 1, 2003, in which DOJ will give $100 for each assault weapon turned in to local law enforcement, as specified. Specifies that persons relinquishing assault weapons per this program will be immune from prosecution for illegal possession of an assault weapon.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 851 (Briggs-R) Firearms: unsafe handguns

Exempts any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon a person, for which manufacture had ceased prior to January 1, 2001, from compliance with specified safety requirements.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1188 (Briggs-R) Firearms

Extends the sunset date on the illegal firearm pilot project in Los Angeles and Fresno Counties from January 1, 2002, until January 1, 2005, and appropriates $1 million from the General Fund to continue the project.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1215 (Ashburn-R) California Project Exile Pilot Program of 2001

Appropriates $10 million from the General Fund to establish "Project Exile" to investigate and prosecute persons who illegally possess or use guns.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

Similar to SB 560 (Morrow-R), which failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee.

AB 1838* (Hertzberg-D) Weapons of mass destruction

(1) Defines use of a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as a serious and violent felony, (2) defines murder by use of a WMD as first degree murder, (3) requires a sentence of life without parole for use of a WMD in a form that may cause widespread death or injury and that causes death or great bodily injury to any person, (4) expands the definitions concerning WMD, particularly as concerns water and food supplies, (5) increases penalties for use of a WMD, (6) expands the crime of possessing restricted biological agents and infectious substances, and (7) expands and clarifies the crime of making a credible threat to use a WMD.

Chapter 606, Statutes of 2002

AB 1960 (Briggs-R) Firearms: unsafe handguns

Eliminates the annual fee charged for maintaining handguns on the roster of those handguns not found to be unsafe and, therefore, available for sale in California, as specified.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2080 (Steinberg-D) Firearms: illegal trafficking

Imposes, contingent on available funding, enhanced procedures to assure that firearms shipped between persons in the firearms business complies with applicable state laws.

Double-jointed with SB 52 (Scott-D), Chapter 942, Statutes of 2001; AB 35 (Shelley-D), Chapter 940, Statutes of 2001; AB 2580 (Simitian-D), Chapter 910, Statutes of 2002; AB 2793 (Pescetti-R), Chapter 911, Statues of 2002; and AB 2902 (Koretz-D), Chapter 912, Statutes of 2002.

Chapter 909, Statutes of 2002

AB 2081 (Briggs-R) Firearms

Exempts honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or active reserve components of the United States from having to obtain a handgun safety certificate in order to purchase a handgun.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2222 (Koretz-D) .50 caliber sniper weapons

Adds the .50 caliber BMG rifle to the list of dangerous weapons and creates new felonies for the manufacture and sale or possession without a permit of this firearm.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2359 (La Suer-R) Criminal law: destructive devices

Allows local law enforcement agencies to destroy bombs and other destructive devices, rather than requiring that such devices be surrendered to the State Department of Justice for destruction.

Chapter 996, Statutes of 2002

AB 2580 (Simitian-D) Dangerous weapons: permit holders

Requires that the State Department of Justice conduct annual inspections of special dangerous weapons permits. Double-jointed with AB 2080 (Steinberg-D) and AB 2902 (Koretz-D).

Chapter 910, Statutes of 2002

AB 2661 (Pavley-D) Destructive devices

Creates a lifetime registration requirement for persons convicted of specified offenses involving destructive devices.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2695 (Oropeza-D) Firearms: domestic violence

(1) Makes a substantive clarification to Penal Code Section 166 pertaining to contempt of court, (2) requires that the State Department of Justice, subject to available funding, develop a protocol designed to facilitate the enforcement of restrictions on firearm ownership, as specified, with the protocol required to be completed on or before January 1, 2005, (3) amends the existing law pertaining to the return - or not - of firearms and dangerous weapons seized at a scene of domestic violence to initiate a court proceeding to consider reasonable cause to believe that a return presents a danger, as specified, within 60 days of the seizure (or within 90 days, if the court allows) rather than the existing requirement that the petition be filed by the seizing agency within 30 days of seizure (or 60 days, if the court allows), and (4) changes the minimum time for return of the firearms, as specified, from not less than 48 hours and not more than 72 hours to not less than 48 hours and not more than "five business days".

Chapter 830, Statutes of 2002

AB 2793 (Pescetti-R) Firearms

Allows the State Department of Justice to add new models of competitive Olympic target shooting pistols from both the "unsafe handgun" and assault weapon laws.

Chapter 911, Statutes of 2002

AB 2902 (Koretz-D) Unsafe handguns: testing

Authorizes the Attorney General to, subject to an appropriation from the Dealers Record of Sale Account, annually retest up to five percent of the handgun models determined not to be unsafe.

Chapter 912, Statutes of 2002

HR 35 (Havice-D) Concealed weapons: peace officers

Memorializes that legislation be passed to enable local, state, and federal off-duty peace officers, a well as retired peace officers, to carry concealed handguns and loaded firearms in privately owned public venues.

Adopted by the Assembly

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SB 846* (Ackerman-R) Tax credits: attorneys

Allows a tax credit for service provided by an attorney, physician, optometrist, or dentist, for no charge on behalf of any nonprofit charitable organization that helps the poor.

(Died in Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee)

SB 1274* (Haynes-R) Income tax credits: doctors and lawyers

Allows a 100 percent credit for voluntary services rendered without charge during the taxable year by an attorney, chiropractor, optometrist, physician, or surgeon licensed to practice in this state for, or on behalf of, any nonprofit charitable organization located in this state that provides services to the poor.

(Died in Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee)

SB 1459 (Romero-D) Unauthorized practice of law

Sets forth penalties and remedies for individuals who practice law or who holds himself/herself out to be a practicing attorney who is, in fact, not a member of the State Bar.

Chapter 394, Statutes of 2002

SB 1897* (Kuehl-D) State Bar of California: miscellaneous charges

Makes various changes to the State Bar Act relating to the internal structure and operations of the State Bar of California.

Chapter 415, Statutes of 2002

AB 363 (Steinberg-D) Attorneys: rules of professional conduct

Authorizes an attorney, who learns of improper governmental activity in the course of representing a governmental organization, to take specified actions, including, but not limited to, referring the matter to law enforcement.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 752 (Briggs-R) Legal advertising

Imposes a special set of restrictions on advertisements by attorneys who practice construction defect law. Requires any print, radio or television advertisements promoting the services for such attorneys to detail all expenses and attorney's fees that will be assessed, and to address any legal obligations a homeowner has to disclose a construction defect he or she knows about when putting the home up for sale, and the potential financial impact that may result if the defect is not fixed.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1037 (Firebaugh-D) State attorneys: compensation

Requires that attorneys subject to the collective bargaining process and employed by the State of California, including the Attorney General, be compensated, at a minimum, with wages and benefits that are consistent with the specified salary provisions for public sector attorneys set forth in existing law.

(Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee)

AB 1504 (Robert Pacheco-R) Attorneys' fees: early demand

Requires all contingency fee agreements for legal services to include, in writing, the actual hourly rate the contracting attorney charges for his or her services. Requires that in a dispute involving damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident, the attorney representing the plaintiff to make a written demand, by certified mail, prior to filing suit. Requires the demand to remain open, and the defendant's offer in response to the demand to remain in effect, for specified periods of time. Provides a method by which to determine attorney fees in actions arising from a motor vehicle accident and further provides for the tolling of the statute of limitations in those cases during the demand and response period.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1703 (Steinberg-D) Attorneys: pro bono services

Clarifies some terminology in AB 913 (Steinberg-D), which was signed into law last year, relating to attorney pro bono services.

Chapter 137, Statutes of 2002

AB 2055* (Robert Pacheco-R) Attorney work product

Creates an exception to the work product rule and provides that the statute of limitations will be tolled during the time when issues relating to the attorney-client privilege or the work product privilege are litigated.

Chapter 1059, Statutes of 2002

AB 2291 (John Campbell-R) Legal representation in class actions

Substantially re-writes the law regarding an attorney's obligations in class action cases.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2648 (Wyland-R) Law libraries

Permits the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to review any claims, expenses, or requests for reimbursement received from county law libraries and reduce or deny those claims. Makes minor changes to the membership of the board of directors of the San Diego County law library.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2756 (Canciamilla-D) Paralegals

Requires that a person represent himself/herself as a paralegal in order to be considered a paralegal and that the person be qualified by education, training, or work experience to be a paralegal. Authorizes a paralegal to perform specified tasks, if the paralegal has been instructed to do so by a supervising attorney or has been authorized to do so by administrative, statutory, or court authority.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2914 (Wiggins-D) Attorneys: bankruptcy

Requires any attorney engaged in the private practice of law in this state to disclose to a prospective client prior to undertaking a case on behalf of the client whether the attorney or the law firm or law corporation for which he/she works is currently filing for bankruptcy or has filed for bankruptcy within the last seven years.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2939 (Pescetti-R) Attorneys: Legal Consumers' Protection Act

Requires, among other things, that an attorney who anticipates being retained by a potential client on a contingency fee basis to, at least five days prior to the signing of a contingency fee contract, but not later than 30 days after the initial meeting, provide a copy of a disclosure statement to the potential client containing specified information.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

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SB 82 (Burton-D) Judicial salaries

Increases the salaries of the justices of the California Supreme Court and the courts of appeal, and of the trial court judges, by 8.5 percent, effective January 1, 2002.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 371 (Escutia-D) Courts: interpreters

Establishes Trial Court Interpreter Employment and Labor Relations Act setting forth provisions and procedures governing the employment and compensation of certified and registered trial court interpreters, and court interpreters pro tempore, employed by the trial courts.

Chapter 1047, Statutes of 2002

SB 623 (Escutia-D) Court facilities

Establishes a state-county-private sector partnership for the construction of court facilities, using a lease, option to buy program. Appropriates $2,134,899 from the General Fund to the Trial Court Trust Fund for allocation as follows: $360,139 to Calaveras County for first year costs of site selection, design, planning, and preconstruction costs, for a new 31,108 square foot courthouse with four courtrooms; $87,375 to Lassen County for first year costs for 26,000 or more square feet of space for court use, including at least three courtrooms; $679,150 to Madera County for first year costs for a new 113,000 square foot courthouse with 13 courtrooms; and $1,008,235 to Los Angeles County for first year costs for a new 116,300 square foot courthouse with 12 courtrooms in the Southeast District.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 805 (McPherson-R) Deposition officers

Ensures that recordings used to supplement a deposition officer's official transcript are not included as part of the official record.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

SB 927 (Escutia-D) Domestic violence: court interpreters

Expands, statewide, the Family Law Interpreter Pilot Program to require the presence of a certified or registered court interpreter for a party, in any proceeding involving domestic violence or family court mediation, who is deaf or hearing impaired, or for a party who does not proficiently speak or understand the English language.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1094 (Alarcon-D) Private judges

Provides that a person is disqualified from serving as a private judge, as defined, for compensation by the parties pursuant to a contract with any person or corporation who has appeared as a party before the private judge within the previous three years.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 1179 (Senate Public Employment And Retirement Committee) Judges' Retirement Fund

Provides the full funding of the Judges' Retirement System (JRS) by replacing the state's current eight percent of salary and supplemental contributions to JRS with an annual contribution established by actuary necessary to fully fund the liability of the JRS over a 30 year period. Stipulates that the contribution be included in the annual budget act.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1316 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Court unification

Amends or deletes statutes made obsolete by trial court restructuring and makes related changes.

Chapter 784, Statutes of 2002

SB 1343 (Torlakson-D) Trial court funding: Contra Costa County

Provides for scheduled payments of $112,900 per year over 10 years (fiscal years 2003-04 through 2012-13) for retroactive maintenance of effort payments Contra Costa County is required to make under the Trial Court Funding Act, for underpayment of fines and forfeiture revenue made to the state from 1997 through 1999 due to an error in the calculation.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1371 (Morrow-R) Court reporting

Consolidates two court reporting statutes, clarifies that a transcript in longhand is to be provided to a nonparty if he/she is entitled to receive the transcript whether or not he/she was entitled to attend the proceeding, and makes other technical, nonsubstantive changes to the court reporting statutes.

Chapter 71, Statutes of 2002

SB 1396 (Dunn-D) Judicial security

Clarifies state costs for security of the courts, requires each court to prepare and implement a court security plan, and requires each sheriff or marshal to prepare and implement a law enforcement security plan related to the courts. Requires the Judicial Council to adopt a rule establishing a working group on court security to make recommendations to these plans.

Chapter 1010, Statutes of 2002

SB 1539 (Senate Public Employment And Retirement Committee) Retirement benefits

Makes various minor and technical amendments to various sections of the Government Code administered by the State Public Employees' Retirement System, including, but not limited to, the Judges Retirement System, the Extended Service Incentive Program for the surviving spouse of a judge, as well as disability retirement for judges and allowance payments for a judge's surviving spouse.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1732 (Escutia-D) Court facilities

Delineates the parameters for the transfer of responsibility for court facilities from counties to the state, in accordance with provisions of the Trial Court Funding Act, and provides mechanisms for funding the construction and/or repair of court facilities, in accordance with recommendations of the State Task Force on Courthouse Facilities.

Chapter 1082, Statutes of 2002

SB 2009 (Morrow-R) Court documents: signature

Extends the sunset date of January 1, 2003 for Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.7, which requires that pleadings filed with the court be signed except as specified, and provides for sanctions for violations until January 1, 2006. Shortens, from 30 days to 21 days, the period during which a challenged document filed with the court may be corrected or withdrawn.

Chapter 491, Statutes of 2002

SB 2011 (Burton-D) Judicial branch employees

Specifies that the trial courts are legally uninsured in the same way the state, as an employer, is legally uninsured for workers' compensation. Establishes provisions, guidelines and protections for trial court employees, including employee rights of hire, transfer, portability of seniority, membership in recognized employee organizations, agency shop arrangement, layoff procedure and representation elections as well as dispute resolution rights.

Chapter 905, Statutes of 2002

SB 2025* (Senate Business And Professions Committee) Professions and vocations

Makes numerous changes to various code sections, including, but not limited to, extending the repeal date on various boards, including the Court Reporters Board of California.

Chapter 1012, Statutes of 2002

SCA 14 (Burton-D) Courts

Deletes obsolete references to municipal courts from the California Constitution and makes conforming and related changes. Specifies that the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court serves as the chairperson of the council and revises the terms of membership. Provides that the Supreme Court of California has inherent and primary authority over the admission and discipline of attorneys licensed to practice law in the state.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 329 (Jackson-D) Court proceeding: disqualification of judges

Requires that, in counties with five or more judges, the reassignment to a different judge shall be made on a random basis, in the instances where the original judge has been disqualified.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 785 (Bates-R) Commercial courts: pilot project

Establishes a four-year pilot project, to be administered by the Judicial Council, for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of maintaining separate departments to handle complex commercial cases within the superior courts. Authorizes the council to select up to four superior courts to participate in the pilot project from those courts that have applied to participate. Requires that the council develop procedures for the implementation of the pilot project and to submit specified evaluations of the pilot project to the Governor and the Legislature.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1571 (Shelley-D) Court employees: Supreme Court and courts of appeal

Eliminates the provisions in existing law that employees of the Supreme Court and courts of appeal serve at the pleasure, respectively, and provides for the formation of employee organizations for collective bargaining with the Supreme Court and courts of appeal, as specified.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1698 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Legal assistants

Repeals the legal document assistant pilot program regulations currently set to sunset on January 1, 2003, and replaces it with more permanent and comprehensive regulations.

Chapter 1018, Statutes of 2002

AB 2022 (Longville-D) Courthouse construction: filing fee surcharges

Allows San Bernardino County to extend to limited cases the filing fee surcharge of $35 currently allowed for unlimited cases in the superior court. Specifies the uses for the monies raised through these filing fee surcharges, and directs that expenditures be made in order of priority to ensure that all necessary earthquake retrofitting of the Central San Bernardino Courthouse will be completed.

Chapter 367, Statutes of 2002

AB 2504 (Jackson-D) Judges: arbitration

Requires the disqualification of any judge who has arranged for future employment or other compensated service as a dispute resolution neutral, or who is having or has had, within the previous two years, a discussion regarding that prospective employment or service.

Chapter 1094, Statutes of 2002

AB 2652 (Chu-D) Domestic violence: courts

Establishes, until January 1, 2005, the California Domestic Violence Court Task Force, made up of 11 members, to assess domestic violence courts and create a set of model guidelines for establishing and operating domestic violence courts throughout the state. Requires the task force to submit its report and recommendations for model guidelines to the Judicial Council and the Legislature by March 1, 2004. Appropriates $100,000 to the Judicial Council to conduct the study.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2690 (Cardoza-D) Court financial statements: audits

Requires the Judicial Council to select a superior court in each of five counties to prepare and submit to the Bureau of State Audits an annual financial statement each calendar year until January 1, 2006.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 2879 (Strom-Martin-D) Judges' retirement

Makes benefit features available to judges under the Judges' Retirement System that are similar to those available to other public employees who participate in the State Public Employees' Retirement System and other public retirement systems in California.

Chapter 661, Statutes of 2002

AB 2899 (Migden-D) Criminal procedure: homeless courts: pilot project

Establishes a four-year Homeless Court Pilot Project in three counties, as specified.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2949 (Wayne-D) Small claims court: jurisdiction

Provides that any agreement that establishes a forum outside of California for an action that would be in the jurisdiction of a California small claims court arising from an offer or provision of consumer goods is void and unenforceable.

Chapter 247, Statutes of 2002

AB 3027 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Courts

Makes several amendments, deletions, and additions to the Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Evidence Code, and Government Code. Seeks to reduce the "gamesmanship" that may occur in the deposit of jury fees by requiring all parties demanding a jury to deposit advance jury fees. Deletes obsolete provisions regarding the transfer of cases between a municipal and superior court. Makes the following amendments: extends the time for service of a claim in small claim actions; specifies a time for making a written request for postponement of a hearing in small claim action; extends immunity to independent contractors providing small claim advice on behalf of a court or county in small claim actions; requires notice and an opportunity to be heard to a party failing to comply with local court rules; clarifies the oath statute; and updates the Clergy-Penitent privilege with gender neutral language.

Chapter 806, Statutes of 2002

AB 3028 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Court procedures

Makes miscellaneous changes related to court operations.

Chapter 1008, Statutes of 2002

ACA 15 (Wayne-D) Court consolidation

Proposes, by a vote of the people, to amend the Constitution of the State of California to do the following:

l. Delete from the Constitution references to municipal courts, which have been eliminated by unification of the trial courts into superior courts.

  1. Delete from the Constitution a section that governs the creation of municipal courts of the state and that allows for the unification of municipal and superior courts into one trial court.
  2. Increase the membership of superior court judges on the Judicial Council to 10, reflecting the total of five superior court judges and five municipal court judges currently required by the Constitution.
  3. Increase the membership of superior court judges on the Commission on Judicial Performance to two judges of superior courts, reflecting the total of one superior court judge and one municipal court judge currently required by the Constitution.
  4. Delete from the Constitution the requirements for eligibility to be a judge of the municipal court.
  5. Repeal, on January 1, 2007, the Constitutional provisions relating to the transition period for the unification of the superior and municipal courts.
Resolution Chapter 88, Statutes of 2002

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SB 27 (McPherson-R) Technology grants for public safety

Provides that an unspecified amount is appropriated in the Budget Act to be allocated to county sheriffs, city police chiefs, and certain cities and special districts for the purpose of funding technology grants and technology-related acquisitions to enhance public safety.

(Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)

SB 89 (Brulte-R) Peace officers: reserve district attorney investigators

Authorizes, in the County of San Bernardino, the deputizing of reserve district attorney investigators as peace officers. Authorizes a reserve district attorney investigator to carry firearms, as specified.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 96 (Johannessen-R) Off-duty and retired officers

Provides that no owner or possessor of privately-owned real property that is open to the public may restrict an off-duty or honorably retired peace officer from entering the property, if the peace officer is carrying a firearm and is not acting in the official capacity of a peace officer.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 131 (Escutia-D) California Safe from the Start Partnership Program

Enacts the California Safe from the Start Partnership Program administered by the State Department of Justice, in consultation with the State Department of Health Services, to provide five-year annual grants to local law enforcement agencies for programs aimed at reducing the number of children who are witness to, or victims of violence. Continuously appropriates $11 million from the General Fund each fiscal year to the State Department of Justice for grants and related program costs. Sunsets January 1, 2007.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 173 (Poochigian-R) Reserve peace officer training

Extends existing law to include reserve peace officers in the provisions that require the State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to annually allocate from the Peace Officers Training Fund to each city, county, and district, as specified, for training expenses of full-time regularly paid employees of eligible agencies from the city, county, or district.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 522 (Chesbro-D) Public safety officers procedural bill of rights

Adds public officer employees to local corrections departments, who are not "peace officers" but work as local correctional officers, to the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, except for those employed by Santa Clara County.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 580 (Figueroa-D) Crime prevention: mandatory reporting forms

Requires the Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) to develop and adopt a standard state form to be used in the reporting of crimes by health practitioners, as specified, and that mandated reporters utilize this form. Requires OCJP to develop forensic medical forms to be used in cases of child abuse. Sunsets on January 1, 2004.

Chapter 249, Statutes of 2002

SB 635 (Ortiz-D) State summary criminal history information

Establishes specified dissemination criteria that the State Department of Justice be required to employ in furnishing state summary criminal history information as the result of an application by an individual, agency or organization and the information is to be used for employment, certification, or licensing purposes.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 804 (Polanco-D) Criminal background checks

Requires a person applying for a driver's license, who has applied for legal immigration status, to submit to a criminal background check. Prohibits the granting of a license if the person has been convicted of specified offenses. Requires the applicant to show that he or she has worked for 15 months out of the preceding three years.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 822 (Poochigian-R) County sheriffs: search and rescue

Provides that the sheriff of each county has search and rescue responsibility in any unincorporated area of the county, including any rural and wilderness environment. Authorizes a sheriff to transfer this search and rescue responsibility to another agency or jurisdiction through a written agreement.

(Died in Senate Local Government Committee)

SB 823* (Poochigian-R) Law enforcement funding

Requires the annual report on specified law enforcement programs be made beginning October 15, 2002, and prohibits the expenditure of allocated funds and interest thereon if that report and the data detailing and summarizing allocations are not submitted. Requires the State Board of Corrections to compile the local reports and make a report to the Governor and Legislature by March 15, 2003, and annually thereafter.

Chapter 21, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was AB 86 (Cardenas-D), which died at the Senate Desk.

SB 861 (Costa-D) Crime laboratories: funds

Appropriates $300,000 to the State Department of Justice (DOJ) from the General Fund to fund the deficit in its blood alcohol-testing program. Restructures the method by which DOJ is reimbursed to provide for direct payment of all testing costs by the state General Fund ($3 million annually) with the State Controller responsible for collecting revenue from local governments.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 900 (Ortiz-D) Criminal history information

Consolidates background check criteria for specified agencies for use for employment, licensing or certification purposes. Double-jointed with AB 1855 (Steinberg-D).

Chapter 627, Statutes of 2002

SB 911 (Alarcon-D) California-Tribal Justice Act of 2001

Enacts the California-Tribal Justice Act of 2001 to make a number of changes in law, including granting California peace officer powers to tribal police, as specified.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 935 (Margett-R) Evading a peace officer

Increases the penalties for evading a peace officer.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 939 (Soto-D) Violence prevention programs

Requires the State Department of Health Services to implement several new activities relating to violence prevention including the following: Grant program for community collaborative programs; fellowship program for community leaders; academic fellowship program, public information program; administer a policy center; establish the California Youth Leadership Institute; and technical assistance and training. Creates the Safe Children and Communities Advisory Board.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1021 (Escutia-D) Law enforcement technology

Creates the Institute of Criminal Justice Technology in the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning to review and evaluate available and emerging technologies with law enforcement applications.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1139 (Figueroa-D) School/Law Enforcement Partnership: hate crimes

Requires the School/Law Enforcement Partnership to provide schools maintaining kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with the technical resources required to institute programs on the prevention, identification, reporting, and appropriate responses to intergroup tensions, hate incidents, and hate crimes. Appropriates $1,500,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to the partnership over three fiscal years for these purposes.

(Died in Senate Education Committee)

SB 1211 (Romero-D) Peace officers: interrogations

Provides that peace officers shall not be trained to disregard a person's assertion of the right to remain silent or to an attorney, pursuant to the Miranda decision, in order to obtain statements for impeachment or to learn about evidence or witnesses.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

SB 1242* (Brulte-R) Criminal identification: specimen or sample collection

Allows the reasonable use of force to obtain samples for inclusion in the State Department of Justice DNA Data Bank, to require that regulations be adopted for the implementation of that authority and that a report be made to the Legislature about that authority.

Chapter 632, Statutes of 2002

SB 1252 (Alarcon-D) Native Americans

Requires the Attorney General (AG) to issue a report on retroceding criminal jurisdiction over Indian country to the federal government. Requires that an Office of Native American Affairs and a Tribal Task Force be created within the AG's office. Requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop a training course for law enforcement who are regularly assigned to a service area that includes Indian country and mandates that such officers complete the training prior to January 1, 2005, and for those assigned after January 1, 2004, within one year of assignment.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1313 (Margett-R) Counties and cities: contracts: law enforcement

Adds two additional circumstances in which a county board of supervisors may contract on behalf of the sheriff of that county, and the legislative body of any city to contract on behalf of the chief of police of that city, to provide supplemental law enforcement services to private entities, as specified.

Chapter 224, Statutes of 2002

SB 1317* (Johannessen-R) Public employees' retirement: local sheriffs

Allows Shasta County to include marshals, deputy marshals, and district attorney investigators in the "local sheriff" safety member classification, and allows Butte County to include district attorney investigators in the "local sheriff" safety member classification. Requires that members included in the Shasta and Butte County local sheriff classification be included in a risk pool.

Chapter 114, Statutes of 2002

SB 1319 (Haynes-R) Active and retired out-of-state peace officers: firearms

Exempts from the general prohibitions against carrying firearms concealed or loaded in public (1) law enforcement officers for other states when they are not carrying out official duties in this State, as specified, and (2) peace officers retired from other states.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1324 (Ortiz-D) Medical evidentiary examinations: training centers

Updates the law concerning the establishment of hospital-based centers for training medical personnel, as defined, on how to perform medical evidentiary examinations of victims of physical or sexual child abuse or neglect, sexual assault, spousal abuse and elder abuse, including reducing the mandate for two centers, one each in northern and southern California, to one center statewide. Expands the definition of "medical personnel".

Chapter 256, Statutes of 2002

SB 1361* (Brulte-R) Chief probation officers

Shifts the responsibility for terminating chief probation officers in Riverside and San Bernardino counties from the court to their respective boards of supervisors. Authorizes these terminations to occur unilaterally and without good cause. Provides that the appointment of these chiefs be made by the boards with concurrence by the court. Evaluates the implementation of this proposal for an existing task force which has not yet finalized its recommendations on how governance issues for chief probation officers should be handled.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1395 (Machado-D) Peace officers: skin cancer

Creates a skin cancer rebuttable presumption under the workers' compensation law for specified peace officers.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1457* (Johannessen-R) Law enforcement: county sheriffs

Appropriates $18.5 from the General Fund for allocation to county sheriffs' departments to enhance law enforcement efforts in 37 counties.

Chapter 720, Statutes of 2002

SB 1490 (Perata-D) DNA Laboratory

Names the State Department of Justice's DNA Laboratory as the Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory.

Chapter 916, Statutes of 2002

SB 1516 (Romero-D) Public safety officers: Procedural Bill of Rights Act

Amends the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act to provide that, in addition to existing relief, upon a finding by a superior court that a public safety department, its employees, agents, or assigns, willfully and maliciously violated any provision of the act with the intent to injure a public safety officer, the public safety department shall be liable for the actual damages to the officer and exemplary damages, a civil penalty, and attorney's fees, as specified, and to provide for additional damages and limitations. Provides for sanctions in cases the court finds were frivolous or filed in bad faith.

Chapter 1156, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was AB 1205 (Romero-D), which died in Senate Public Safety Committee.

SB 1541 (O'Connell-D) Peace officers: recording communications

Expands the peace officer exemption to the prohibition against wiretapping and related activities to include peace officers who are Bureau of Fraudulent Claims investigators within the State Department of Insurance (DOI) and peace officers who are State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) investigators. Requires the DOI and ABC to have written policies in effect that govern procedures to be used in the gathering of evidence and that address any required notification procedures relating to the monitoring or recording of conversations, before the peace officers may engage in the activity authorized by the bill. Requires those agencies to have those written policies on file with the Attorney General.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

SB 1637 (Torlakson-D) Public employees: peace officers

Requires specified peace officer associations to disclose to the Secretary of State an agent for service of process.

Chapter 900, Statutes of 2002

SB 1702 (Peace-D) State Board of Equalization investigators

Adds specified investigators of the State Board of Equalization to Penal Code Section 830.11 that grants specific peace officer powers to persons who are not peace officers, including the powers of arrest of a peace officer, the power to serve warrants, and access to state summary criminal history information.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1712 (Scott-D) State Office of Criminal Justice Planning

Requires that the Executive Director of the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning be subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1739 (Morrow-R) Witnesses: protection

Makes changes to the existing Witness Protection Program to allow local prosecutors to identify participants in the program and to be responsible for those witnesses.

Chapter 210, Statutes of 2002

SB 1775 (Ortiz-D) State Department of Motor Vehicles: confidentiality

Adds code enforcement officers to those who can request an additional level of confidentiality from the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 1791 (Karnette-D) The office of the Inspector General

Requires the Inspector General (IG), upon completion of any audit, to provide, upon request, to any member of the Legislature or the public, a copy of the audit. Requires the IG, upon completion of any investigation, to provide a confidential written report for the Secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, the Governor, the appropriate director or chair, or a law enforcement agency in furtherance of its duties, and provide a summary of the report's findings and conclusions, upon request, to the person who requested the investigation, the person(s) that was subject of the investigation, and any member of the Legislature.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1800 (Johannessen-R) Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act

Enacts the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act and creates the Medal of Valor Reviews Board with a specified membership. Creates a Medal of Valor Office within the State Department of Justice to provide staff support to the board to establish criteria and procedures for the submission of recommendations of nominees for the Medal of Valor and for its design.

Chapter 226, Statutes of 2002

SB 1801 (O'Connell-D) Public employees' retirement: patrol members

Reclassifies cadets employed by the State Department of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) from the state miscellaneous classification, to the state patrol safety classification if they graduate and become CHP officers. Applies retroactively and requires the transfer of service and assets from the state miscellaneous plan to the CHP plan. Requires the CHP to notify the State Public Employees' Retirement System Board of Administration of eligible employees. Allows the Governor to extend the amount of time public employees who are called into active duty as a result of the War on Terrorism can receive specified salary and benefit compensation by an additional 365 days and increases the retirement benefit limit for the CHP Commissioner from 90 percent to 100 percent of final compensation.

Chapter 902, Statutes of 2002

SB 1804 (Escutia-D) Residential care facilities for the elderly

Provides that skilled nursing facilities and other immediate care facilities receive the same background checks as similar facilities and expand the types of people that need background checks to work in such facilities. Provides it is unlawful to deduct wages to cover background checks. Clarifies who is exempt from background checks. Extends the sunset on existing law relative to crimes that are exempt from denial of application for licensure.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1852 (Assembly Public Safety Committee) Maintenance of the codes: omnibus bill

Makes a technical change providing that federal criminal investigators can make arrests in California when probable cause exists to believe there has just been, or is being committed, a public offense that involves immediate danger to persons or property. Requires the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to disclose to courts and law enforcement agencies all convictions for felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for the purpose of imposing penalties. Provides that a certified phlebotomy technician may also withdraw blood for these purposes at the request of a peace officer. Adds DMV to the list of entities permitted to get information from Los Angeles law enforcement agencies without petitioning the court.

Chapter 545, Statutes of 2002

SB 1902 (Monteith-R) Child abduction investigators

Makes child abduction investigators, who are regularly employed and paid in that capacity by a district attorney's office, peace officers, if the primary duty of that peace officer is the enforcement of specified provisions related to child abduction. Requires child abduction investigators to complete a specialized training course.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

SB 2023* (Figueroa-D) State government: vacant positions: peace officers

Provides that, if a budget bill is chaptered that contains specified provisions requiring the Director of the State Department of Finance to eliminate certain employee positions in state government, the director may not abolish positions for peace officers, as defined, and for certain field enforcement personnel, provided that the positions are funded or reimbursed by a specified source.

(Died on Assembly Floor)

SCR 43 (Poochigian-R) Deputy Sheriff Erik Jon Telen Memorial Highway

Dedicates a specified portion of State Highway 168 within the City of Clovis to the memory of Deputy Eric Jon Telen of the Fresno County Sheriff's Department, and specifies that this portion of State Highway Route 168 shall be known as the Deputy Sheriff Eric Jon Telen Memorial Highway.

Resolution Chapter 70, Statutes of 2002

SCR 64 (Margett-R) Police Officer Louie Pompei Memorial Interchange

Names the interchange of State Highway Route 30 and Interstate Highway Route 210 as the Police Officer Louie Pompei Memorial Interchange.

Resolution Chapter 105, Statutes of 2002

SCR 85 (Johannessen-R) California Highway Patrol Officer Arthur E. Dunn Memorial

Requests the State Department of Transportation to grant, without charge, encroachment permits authorizing appropriate memorials, funded by nonstate sources, to be placed within the right-of-way of State Route 89 in a specified location to honor the memory of California Highway Patrol Officer Arthur E. Dunn, who died in the line of duty on July 9, 1977, after he was shot by a prisoner he was transporting in an incident on State Route 89 in Shasta County.

Resolution Chapter 125, Statutes of 2002

SCR 86 (Johannessen-R) California Highway Patrol Officer George W. Redding Memorial

Requests the State Department of Transportation to grant, without charge, encroachment permits authorizing appropriate memorials funded by nonstate sources to be placed within the right-of-way of State Highway Route 273 in Shasta County to honor the memory of California Highway Patrol Officer George W. Redding who was fatally injured on August 17, 1977, while investigating a traffic collision on State Highway Route 273 in Shasta County.

Resolution Chapter 126, Statutes of 2002

SCR 89 (Machado-D) CHP Officer Dale E. Newby Memorial Highway

Designates the portion of State Highway Route 5 in Stockton that is between Eight Mile Road and French Camp Road as the California Highway Patrol Officer Dale E. Newby Memorial Highway. State Traffic Officer Dale E. Newby was killed while in the line of duty on July 17, 1982, during a traffic stop at State Highway 5 and Eight Mile Road.

Resolution Chapter 155, Statutes of 2002

SJR 16 (Machado-D) Policing program

Requests the President and Congress to continue providing funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services program that has established a partnership with local and national law enforcement to assist communities in their war against crime.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 41 (Washington-D) Special prosecution teams and services: endangered children

Creates a State Office of Criminal Justice Planning-administered program for (1) prosecution of methamphetamine manufacturing crimes that may endanger children; (2) providing services to children injured or endangered by such activities; and (3) requiring that $10 million of the $30 million in the Budget Act replace funding from a federal program that has expired.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

AB 74 (Washington-D) Wiretapping

Extends the sunset on the wiretap provisions of law and makes changes to those provisions.

Chapter 605, Statutes of 2002

AB 89 (Bates-R) In-Home Supportive Services: provider criminal clearances

Requires a criminal background clearance for individuals who provide In-Home Supportive Services and Medi-Cal personal care services.

(Died in Assembly Human Services Committee)

AB 105 (Rod Pacheco-R) Public employees: peace officers: employee organizations

Allows probation officers in San Bernardino County to be in the same bargaining unit as other peace officers.

Chapter 865, Statutes of 2002

AB 126* (Firebaugh-D) Crime prevention: DISARM program

Establishes the "Developing Increased Safety through Arms Recovery Management" program, contingent upon an appropriation in the 2001-01 State Budget, to enforce gun laws, on the local level through county probation departments, related to probationers.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 127 (Firebaugh-D) Youth Enriched by Sports Program

Appropriates $10 million to the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) for grants for the purpose of carrying out a statewide youth sports program, and requires OCJP to designate the California Police Activities League to coordinate, plan, and help implement the program.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 155 (Lowenthal-D) Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

Increases the membership of the State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training from 14 to 15 by increasing the number of members who are peace officers with the rank of sergeant or below from four to five.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 170 (La Suer-R) Public safety officers

Includes reserve peace officers, as defined, within the definition of public safety officer for the purposes of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and provides that no reserve peace officer may be removed or terminated by a public agency or appointing authority without providing the reserve officer with written notice and the reason or reasons therefor and an opportunity for administrative appeal.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 354 (Havice-D) School security officers: training

Requires every school security officer, after January 1, 2002, who continues to be employed by a school district, to complete a course of training developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the State Department of Consumer Affairs.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 355 (Havice-D) School resource officer training

Prohibits the use of grant funds to fund school resource officer positions created on or before January 1, 2003.

Chapter 120, Statutes of 2002

AB 374* (Matthews-D) Central Valley Rural Crime Prevention Program

Extends the sunset date for the Central Valley Crime Prevention Program from July 1, 2002, to July 1, 2006.

Chapter 719, Statutes of 2002

AB 415* (Runner-R) Emergency Alert System

Requires law enforcement agencies to use the Emergency Alert System (Amber Alert) to assist recovery efforts in child abduction cases.

Chapter 517, Statutes of 2002

AB 417 (Cedillo-D) Public safety officers: civilian employees

Extends provisions similar to those contained in the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act to civilian employees of city police departments and to firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 562 (Bogh-R) Local law enforcement funding

Appropriates $100 million for the General Fund to the State Controller for allocation to local law enforcement for technology grants and specifies the distribution formula.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 580 (La Suer-R) Assault: peace officers

Doubles current penalties for assaults with a gun or a deadly weapon upon peace officers or firefighters.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 581 (La Suer-R) Transit: fare evasion

Expands the persons classified as public officers or employees to include security personnel employed by a nonprofit transit corporation.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 758 (Maddox-R) Peace officers: spinal x-rays

Requires any peace officer, as specified, who is hired by a city, county, or city and county, to have a spinal x-ray at the time of hiring at the expense of the city, county, or city and county, which x-ray shall become a part of the permanent record of the peace officer.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 765 (Maddox-R) Probation officers

Establishes the offices of the chief probation officer, assistant chief probation officer, and deputy probation officer. Eliminates provisions in existing law governing the appointment and removal of the adult probation officer and juvenile probation officer and, instead, requires, except in specified counties, that the chief probation officer be appointed by a majority of a selection committee made up of specified representatives from the probation department, the county board of supervisors, the county juvenile justice commission, a community-based organization, and the presiding judges of the superior and juvenile courts. Specifies the minimum education and employment experience qualifications required for the chief probation officer, except in specified counties.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 788 (Firebaugh-D) Crime prevention: racial profiling

Clarifies the definition of "racial profiling" and requires data collection by law enforcement agencies, as specified.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

AB 803 (Maddox-R) Peace officers: public safety officials

Revises existing law that provides that a certain category of persons designated by a local agency as a class of specified officers shall not be deemed to be peace officers, may not exercise the powers of arrest of peace officers, and shall not be authorized to carry or use firearms. Includes in this class of officers any regular employee of a state or local agency designated by that agency as a public safety official and authorized to perform specified duties.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 808* (Shelley-D) Recovery of missing children

Appropriates $1 million to the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning for allocation to a non-profit organization to establish a financial and technical assistance program to be known as the "Recovery of Missing Children Program." Establishes a database to serve as a clearinghouse for the identification of missing children and makes information available via a web site.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 838 (Koretz-D) Peace officers: postsecondary education: tuition

Requires the State Department of Justice to create and administer the California Law Enforcement Educational Program to provide tuition reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified active duty applicants for relevant coursework at the University of California, California State University or any community college.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 879 (Keeley-D) Law enforcement: crime prevention programs

Eliminates the five-year collection limitation on the $1 vehicle registration fee surcharge that is imposed in some counties to fund local fingerprint identification programs.

Chapter 986, Statutes of 2002

AB 882 (Cedillo-D) Cancellation of POST certification

Provides that the State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) cannot cancel a certificate unless the certificate was issued as a result of fraud or an administrative error. Requires disqualification of a peace officer after the commission of specified crimes. Requires POST to place a notice in the "training record" of a person who has been convicted of specified offenses that the person is not authorized to be a peace officer. Declares a POST "professional certificate" null and void where the holder of the certificate has been convicted of a disqualifying offense. Authorizes POST to reinstate a person's professional certificate if the person's disqualifying conviction is overturned or reversed by a court.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 905 (Cohn-D) Housing: down payment assistance: public safety officers

Provides home down payment assistance to public safety officers serving in one of California's five largest cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and Long Beach).

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 987 (Maldonado-R) Custodial officers: County of Santa Barbara

Sets forth provisions specifically applicable to custodial officers employed by the sheriff for Santa Barbara County.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1195 (Correa-D) Public safety officers

Provides that no public safety officer shall be subjected to punitive action or threatened with any punitive action because of the lawful exercise of rights under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, any existing grievance procedure, or the state or federal constitution.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1203 (Dickerson-R) Rural Crime Prevention Program

Establishes the Sacramento Valley Rural Crime Prevention Program administered by the county district attorney's and sheriff's office, for rural crime prevention in specified counties.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1210 (La Suer-R) Forensic laboratories

Requires the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) to develop guidelines for a program of competitive grants for the purpose of upgrading existing local public forensic laboratories. States legislative intent that, subject to an appropriation in the Budget Act of 2001, an allocation be made to OCJP for the program.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 1322 (Negrete McLeod-D) Peace officers: equipment

Requires, to the extent that the Legislature makes funds available for this purpose, all newly hired full-time police officers and deputy sheriffs to be provided with a protective vest.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 1339 (Keeley-D) School security training

Establishes additional training requirements for peace officers assigned primarily to public schools and requires state certification of institutions seeking to teach a school security-training program.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1450* (Cardenas-D) Gangs

Reappropriates $2 million, available for expenditure until June 30, 2002, to fund the Community Law Enforcement and Receiving (CLEAR) Demonstration Project in the City and County of Los Angeles for gang intervention.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1474 (Koretz-D) Driver's license and identification card fee increase

Requires the State Department of Motor Vehicles to create a fingerprint identification system to be funded from the fees charged for drivers' licenses and identification cards.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

AB 1476 (Dickerson-R) Unsolved Violent Crimes Program

Appropriates $4 million (General Fund) to the State Department of Justice to create the Unsolved Violent Crimes Program to "assist in the investigation and resolution of unsolved violent crimes, such as homicide, sexual assaults, and kidnapping." Consists of a minimum of two teams, one serving Central Valley counties, and one serving rural northern California counties.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1545 (Florez-D) Child care facilities: criminal record information

Requires disclosure of criminal background information on any individual working in a child care facility to parents of children in child care.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

AB 1620 (Washington-D) Crime prevention

Creates an Office of Youth Violence Prevention with the State Health and Human Services Agency to audit existing state prevention programs and make recommendations for improving efficiency, accountability and effectiveness.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1647 (John Campbell-R) Wiretaps

Allows specified peace officers to wiretap and conduct other related activities such as eavesdropping.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1778 (Nakano-D) Public safety: water treatment plant security

Requires applicants for employment at public water treatment plants that are offered employment for certain positions to submit fingerprints and related information to the State Department of Justice (DOJ) for a criminal background check. Requires water treatment plants to submit fingerprints and related information to the DOJ for certain candidates for employment to determine state and federal level convictions and arrests.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1812 (Frommer-D) Criminal information

Requires, to the extent federal funds are made available to the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, that $5.5 million be used to fund continued operations of the Los Angeles County Regional Criminal Information Clearinghouse.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1835 (Bates-R) Peace officers

Extends the immunity from liability given to peace officers for false arrest or false imprisonment to arrests made pursuant to a citizen's arrest.

Chapter 526, Statutes of 2002

AB 1840 (Diaz-D) Private security services: peace officers

Exempts peace officers applying to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services for registration as a security guard from the requirement to submit a set of fingerprints to the State Department of Justice.

Chapter 689, Statutes of 2002

AB 1847 (Correa-D) Public employees: public safety members

Establishes a compensable injury presumption under the workers' compensation law and the disability retirement provisions of state and local retirement systems for exposure to a biochemical substance.

Chapter 870, Statutes of 2002

AB 1855 (Steinberg-D) Criminal history information

Allows for criminal background checks of people who volunteer to transport individuals impaired by drugs or alcohol. Double-jointed with SB 900 (Ortiz-D), Chapter 627, Statutes of 2002.

Chapter 990, Statutes of 2002

AB 1873 (Koretz-D) Peace officers personnel records: confidentiality

Returns Penal Code Section 832.7 to the language in that section prior to January 1, 2001, by deleting the confidentiality limitation by the department or agency that employs the peace officer, thus leaving that confidentiality provision as it previously read since it was first enacted in 1978.

Chapter 63, Statutes of 2002

AB 1917 (Matthews-D) Off-duty and retired officers: firearms

Enacts the "California Peace Officers' Homeland Security Act of 2002" to: (1) make legislative findings and declarations about terrorism and off-duty and retired peace officers, as specified; and (2) provide that no privately-owned venue open to the public may restrict or prohibit a local, state, or federally authorized off-duty peace officer or retired peace officer, as defined, from carrying concealed handguns or loaded firearms in that venue.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1941 (Havice-D) Rave parties: permits

Requires that where local permits are required for a "rave" event, specified requirements proposed in this bill are followed.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1944 (Wright-D) Identification

Provides that a peace officer may obtain a thumbprint from a person arrested for a misdemeanor or specified Vehicle Code violation before releasing him/her with a promise to appear, when the person arrested does not have a satisfactory identification. Provides that arrest is not allowed for infractions when solely on the basis that a person does not have identification, if a person is willing to give a thumbprint, and allows a challenge of the person's identity by requesting that the fingerprints be compared.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

AB 1957 (Robert Pacheco-R) Public guardians: criminal history information

Allows a public guardian providing conservatorship services to order a criminal background check on any person the public guardian is considering as a potential conservator as an alternative to the appointment of the public guardian.

Chapter 644, Statutes of 2002

AB 1963 (Hollingsworth-R) Peace officers

Exempts out-of-state peace officers, while in California, from general prohibitions against carrying a concealed or loaded firearm.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 1970 (Matthews-D) Juries: peace officer exemption

Adds parole, probation and correctional peace officers to those exempted from jury service.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1987 (Harman-R) Peace officers: firearms

Allows various investigators who are deemed peace officers, as specified, to carry firearms.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2019 (Wayne-D) Unlawful gains: disgorgement

Seeks to effectuate the full deterrent force of the law by ensuring courts have the discretion to order disgorgement of ill-gotten gains in actions filed in the name of the people by the Attorney General or district attorney, if such a remedy would further the interests of justice.

(Failed passage on Assembly Floor)

AB 2021 (Nakano-D) Peace officers: training: terrorism

Authorizes, upon adoption of the program in a county, the imposition of an additional fine on persons convicted of misdemeanors, in the amount of $100 to $10,000. Requires the additional fines to be directed to the arresting agency to be used for specified purposes relative to law enforcement training, equipment, and other costs in connection with local law enforcement efforts to combat terrorism.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2023 (Frommer-D) Public employees' retirement: local safety members

Allows local agencies and counties to include local persons who, as of January 1, 2002, were employed as prosecutors, local public defenders, local public defender investigators and certain city attorneys as safety members of the various retirement systems, thereby excluding them from Social Security. Allows local prosecutors and state public safety defenders to be included within state safety member clarifications under the State Employees Public Employees Retirement System, if agreed to in a memorandum of understanding. Double-jointed with SB 1984 (Soto-D), Chapter 1153, Statutes of 2002.

Chapter 1152, Statutes of 2002

AB 2040 (Diaz-D) Custodial officers: personnel records

Adds custodial officers -- public officers as defined in Section 831.5 -- to the four Evidence Code sections that currently provide special protections pertaining to access to peace officer records. Authorizes each department or agency that employs custodial officers, as defined in Section 831.5, to establish a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against the personnel of these departments or agencies, provided, however, that any procedure established shall comply with the provisions of Penal Code Sections 832.5 and 832.7, pertaining to such procedure for peace officers.

Chapter 391, Statutes of 2002

AB 2049 (Aroner-D) Young Adult Offenders Reentry Pilot Program

Establishes a four-year Young Adult Offender Reentry Pilot Program in the City of Oakland. Requires the State Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, the State Health and Human Services Agency, and the State Department of Housing and Community Development to form a state-level partnership to help the city access existing state and federal resources to support a comprehensive reentry program.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 2076 (Briggs-R) County law enforcement funding

Appropriates $500,000 to the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, subject to funding in the 2002 Budget Act, to enhance law enforcement efforts.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2105* (La Suer-R) DNA collection

Expands the DNA Data Bank to include those convicted of specified code sections relating to "terrorist activity".

Chapter 160, Statutes of 2002

AB 2170 (Harman-R) Peace officer

Specifies that certain persons and employees of specified state agencies, peace officers so designated, may perform other duties or responsibilities prescribed under other laws as directed by the Governor.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2238 (Dickerson-R) Public Safety Officials Home Protection Act

Prohibits the intentional posting of home addresses or telephone numbers of elected or appointed officials with the intent to cause imminent great bodily injury. Prohibits the publishing of the residence addresses of law enforcement officers in retaliation for the due administration of the law. Creates an advisory task force to determine how to protect a public official's home information. Requires the task force to file a report on their findings.

Chapter 621, Statutes of 2002

AB 2276* (Dutra-D) Hazardous materials: vehicles: emergency

Exempts authorized emergency vehicles operated by peace officers from the state placarding requirement in certain circumstances.

Chapter 241, Statutes of 2002

AB 2281 (La Suer-R) Assault: peace officers and firefighters

Increases the existing penalties for assaults upon peace officers or firefighters by doubling the current terms of imprisonment, if the person has previously suffered a felony conviction for assault.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2339 (Steinberg-D) Rewards

Provides that an individual who provides information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of a person may receive a Governor's reward, even if the arrest or conviction becomes impossible due to an intervening event.

Chapter 529, Statutes of 2002

AB 2343* (Robert Pacheco-R) Terrorism

Deletes the sunset date of the current wiretap law, expands the definition of "wire communication" to authorize the interception of information sent through e-mail media, and creates the emergency authority to expand an existing interception order.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2346 (Dickerson-R) County authority for custodial deputy sheriff's positions

Adds additional counties to the existing authority currently granted only to Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties to employ deputy sheriffs who are "employed to perform duties exclusively or initially relating to custodial assignments" who are peace officers pursuant to Penal Code Section 830.1. Double-jointed with SB 183 (Burton-D), Chapter 56, Statutes of 2002

Chapter 185, Statutes of 2002

AB 2362 (Canciamilla-D) Vessels: sanitation devices

Extends, by three years, the expiration date for a demonstration program which allows the placement of recognition or organizational logos created from live plant materials along state freeways for organizations or businesses that provide materials or services for highway roadside maintenance or enhancement.

(Died in Senate Transportation Committee)

AB 2443 (La Suer-R) Public safety officer-peer support counselor privilege

Establishes the public safety officer-peer support privilege regarding information transmitted between a public safety officer and his or her peer support counselor in the course of that relationship that was transmitted in confidence.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2460 (Bill Campbell-R) Criminal history information

Expands the array of information disseminated by the State Department of Justice to an agency in response to a request concerning an applicant for a position as a peace officer to include all information about the applicant known to the department. States that the information to be provided include, but not be limited to, specified juvenile, warrant, and marijuana-related information, dispositions that read "wrong person", exonerations, and evidence of other inquiries for employment, licensing, or certification.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2486 (Keeley-D) Environmental Circuit Prosecutor Project

Enacts the Environmental Enforcement and Training Act of 2003. Expands the focus of the Local Toxics Enforcement and Training Program, renames the program, codifies the Environmental Circuit Prosecutor Project and establishes a formula for allocating available funds to train local law enforcement, prosecutorial and environmental personnel in the investigation and prosecution of violations of environmental laws and to support the Environmental Circuit Prosecutor Project.

Chapter 1000, Statutes of 2002

AB 2488 (La Suer-R) Criminal information: specimen or sample collection

Provides that authorized law enforcement, custodial, or corrections personnel, including specified peace officers, may employ reasonable force to collect required specimens, samples, or print impressions from individuals who, after request, refuse to provide those specimens, samples, or print impressions. Provides immunity from civil or criminal liability to any individual, agency, or department for the good faith use of reasonable force in the collection of required specimens, samples, or print impressions.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2513 (Wyman-R) Peace officers: Los Angeles Airport

Extends peace officer status to special or airport safety officers employed by the Los Angeles Department of Airports.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2591 (Hertzberg-D) Law Enforcement: Anti-drug programs

Allows up to five additional counties to establish Community Law Enforcement and Recovery Anti-Gang Programs and make other changes in the law covering the program.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2654 (Wyman-R) Forensic identification

Requires every person convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense that requires registration as a sex offender to provide bodily specimens for the State Department of Justice's DNA data base.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2659 (Runner-R) Fingerprinting

Requires, commencing January 1, 2004, the State Department of Justice to establish, implement, and maintain a certification program to process fingerprint-based criminal clearances on specified individuals who roll applicant fingerprint impressions for licensure, certification or employment purposes.

Chapter 623, Statutes of 2002

AB 2733 (Cogdill-R) Peace officers: invasion of privacy

Allows various peace officers to wiretap and conduct other related activities such as eavesdropping, recording confidential communications, and intercepting and recording cordless or cellular telephones.

(Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee)

AB 2735 (Chan-D) Elder and dependent adult abuse

Excludes correctional facilities from the scope of county adult protective service responsibilities. Authorizes the sharing of otherwise confidential mental health service records to include persons who are trained and qualified to serve on "multidisciplinary personnel" teams, as specified. Authorizes the sharing of elder or dependent abuse information, including the identity of reporting persons, with district attorneys, public guardians and the probate court, as specified. Authorizes the disclosure of the identity of a person who reports elder or dependent adult abuse by the bureau to the district attorney in a criminal prosecution, persons reporting waive confidentiality, and by court order. Makes additional changes, as specified. Double-jointed with AB 444 (Assembly Budget Committee), Chapter 1022, Statutes of 2002, and SB 1845 (Senate Budget Committee). Similar legislation was AB 255 (Zettel-R), Chapter 54, Statutes of 2002.

Chapter 552, Statutes of 2002

AB 2742 (Pavley-D) Law enforcement funding: surveillance

Allows for the use of Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund money for the acquisition and use of video surveillance cameras for lawful purposes in or outside of police or sheriffs' stations, railroad stations, airports, bus depots, or port or harbor authority facilities or when there is an articuable suspicion that a facility is either a place where felony conduct has occurred or is occurring or is a potential target of terrorist activities.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2846 (Frommer-D) Public safety officers: American flag

Specifies in the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the employer of a public safety officer may not take any punitive action against an officer for wearing a pin or displaying any other item containing the American flag unless enumerated procedures are followed.

Chapter 170, Statutes of 2002

AB 2847 (Florez-D) Animal control

Encourages any entity that provides animal law enforcement services to provide its investigative employees with education in animal husbandry, handling, and training of animals exhibited commercially.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 2864* (Wiggins-D) Law enforcement funding

Extends, indefinitely, existing law that allocates annually prescribed amounts from the General Fund to the State Controller for allocation to county sheriffs' departments to enhance law enforcement efforts, that is scheduled to sunset July 1, 2002, and requires those funds to supplement rather than supplant existing law enforcement resources.

(Died in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee)

AB 2901* (Wiggins-D) Grants: law enforcement

Enacts statutory language concerning Budget Act grants for the purchase of high-technology equipment for law enforcement purposes.

(Died in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 2951 (Aroner-D) Law enforcement funding

Simplifies language relating to special districts that provide police protection that qualify to recieve supplemental law enforcement funding.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

AB 3000* (Assembly Budget Committee) Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill to general government

Allows medical technical assistants designates by the director of the State Department of Corrections (DOC) and employed by the State Department of Mental Health (DMH) at any DOC facility to be designated peace officer status. Authorizes the State Public Works Board to issue lease revenue bonds, not to exceed $92 million for the acquisition, development, design, and construction of a crime lab on the California State University-Los Angeles campus. Authorizes the board and the Office of Criminal Justice Procedures to enter contracts and subleases for the use, maintenance, and operation of the regional crime lab facilities.

Chapter 1124, Statutes of 2002

ACR 131 (Havice-D) California Peace Officers' Memorial Day

Makes observations about the work and sacrifices of California peace officers, and resolves that the Members of the Legislature designate May 3, 2002, as California Peace Officers' Memorial Day and urges all Californians to act in accordance.

Resolution Chapter 37, Statutes of 2002

ACR 132 (Havice-D) Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

Declares Sunday, April 28, 2002, through Saturday, May 4, 2002, Law Enforcement Appreciation Week and encourages the participation of all Californians in commending law enforcement officers.

Resolution Chapter 27, Statutes of 2002

ACR 146 (Correa-D) California Police and Fire Games

Thanks all police and fire departments in the State for their continued dedication and commitment to the citizens of the State, and thanks the City of Santa Ana and its police department for their efforts in ensuring the success of the 2002 California Police and Fire Games.

Resolution Chapter 81, Statutes of 2002

ACR 228 (Rod Pacheco-R) Sheriff Larry D. Smith

Requests the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to name an existing or planned county building in Riverside County after Sheriff Larry D. Smith.

Resolution Chapter 114, Statutes of 2002

ACR 229 (Diaz-D) Mexican Consular identification cards

Increases acceptance of the Matricula Consular as a valid form of identification in California.

Resolution Chapter 187, Statutes of 2002

ACR 246 (Correa-D) Red Ribbon Week

Proclaims October 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week, which encourages all Californians to help build drug-free communities.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

HR 9 (Calderon-D) Legislative oversight

Requires the Speakers Office of Oversight to study and submit reports of findings relative to administrative, civil or criminal penalties that should be imposed on a state employee who gives false information and oath and a separate report on the effectiveness of the California Whistleblower Protection Act.

(Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee)

HR 35 (Havice-D) Concealed weapons: off-duty police officers

Memorializes that legislation be passed to enable local, state and federal off-duty peace officers, as well as retired peace officers, to carry concealed handguns and loaded firearms in privately-owned public venues.

Adopted by the Assembly

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SB 97 (Kuehl-D) Support orders

Clarifies current law regarding interest charges on unpaid support obligations.

Chapter 539, Statutes of 2002

SB 174 (Kuehl-D) Mediation proceedings

Enacts provisions applicable in four or more counties selected by the State Judicial Council, as specified, that will become operative only upon the appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act. Authorizes a selected court to voluntarily adopt a confidential mediation program that prohibits the mediator from making a recommendation as to custody or visitation to anyone other than the disputing parties, except as specified.

Chapter 1077, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was SB 1406 (Kuehl-D), which died in Senate Rules Committee.

SB 566 (Morrow-R) Family law court files

Provides that court files relating to proceedings for dissolution and nullity of marriage, legal separation, and actions under the Uniform Parentage Act are confidential and may be inspected only by specified individuals.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 1399 (Romero-D) Spousal support: failure to pay

Enacts a new criminal statute providing that, if a court has made an order for the temporary or permanent award of spousal support that a person must pay and the person has notice of that order and he/she then willfully leaves the state with the intent to willfully omit, without lawful excuse, to furnish the spousal support, he/she is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not exceeding one year, a fine not exceeding $2,000, or both that imprisonment and fine.

Chapter 410, Statutes of 2002

SB 1406 (Kuehl-D) Mediation proceedings

Prohibits a child custody mediator from making any recommendation to the court regarding custody, if the parties do not reach agreement as a result of the mediation process.

(Died in Senate Rules Committee)

SB 1512 (Scott-D) Parental custody and control

Makes several technical, nonsubstantive changes to provisions relating to independent adoptions and one substantive change to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). The latter change to the ICPC defines the word "jurisdiction" in those provisions that affect a "sending agency's" continuing authority and control over a child who is being sent from or to California for placement in a home or appropriate institution. Enacts provisions governing the jurisdiction of a California court when another state may have jurisdiction in adoption proceedings. Includes licensed clinical social workers and licensed marriage and family therapists to those who the clerk of the court may notify to conduct an investigation in specified custody/contract cases.

Chapter 260, Statutes of 2002

SB 1603 (Oller-R) Collaborative law

Enacts collaborative law proceedings for persons who have filed for dissolution of marriage, nullity of marriage, or legal separation. Pursuant to these procedures, the parties and their attorneys will agree, in writing, to make a good faith effort to resolve their disputes with the assistance of their attorneys, without further court proceedings, except for court approval of the resulting agreement. Provides for a suspension of court proceedings during negotiations.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 1658 (Soto-D) Support: laches

Provides that, in an action to enforce a judgment for child, family, or spousal support, the defense of laches may be raised by the defendant and considered by the court only with respect to any portion of the judgment owed to the State.

Chapter 304, Statutes of 2002

SB 1677 (Alpert-D) Surrogate parents

Strengthens and clarifies requirements regarding surrogate parents and responsible adults who make educational decisions for children. Double-jointed with AB 886 (Simitian-D.

Chapter 785, Statutes of 2002

SB 1704 (Ortiz-D) Child custody investigations

Provides that recently-enacted standards for child custody evaluations in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse apply to court-connected as well as to private evaluators. Supplements the minimum requirements of a child custody evaluation to include obtaining and reporting on any family history of domestic violence, child abuse, or substance abuse. Double-jointed with AB 3028 (Assembly Judiciary Committee), Chapter 1008, Statutes of 2002.

Chapter 305, Statutes of 2002

SCR 100 (Chesbro-D) Family History Month

Recognizes the month of October 2002 as Family History Month and encourages the people of the State to take an interest in tracing their family's history and to observe the month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Resolution Chapter 127, Statutes of 2002

AB 246* (Bill Campbell-R) Income taxes: credit: adoption

Increases the maximum allowable percentage of adoption costs that can qualify for the existing state adoption credit from 50 percent to 100 percent of allowable costs, capped at $2,500.

(Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee)

AB 511 (Matthews-D) Community property: primary residence

Amends existing law relative to authorizing the court to grant an order temporarily delaying the sale of a home in a separation/divorce proceeding where the parties were in a long-term marriage and there is a substantial disparity in the parties' relative economic situation.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 550 (Zettel-R) Adoption

Prohibits a court from making and entering an order of adoption of a child unless a home study, as defined, of the prospective adoptive parent's home has been completed, except as specified.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 571 (Canciamilla-D) Adoptions by relatives: study

Requires the State Department of Social Services to conduct a study on ways of providing incentives for adoption of children by relatives. Requires the results of the study to be submitted to the Legislature by July 1, 2002.

(Died in Assembly Human Services Committee)

AB 591 (Vargas-D) Indians: child welfare services: adoptions

Seeks to ensure that Indian tribes get sufficient notice of Indian child custody proceedings relating to foster care, pre-adoptive, and adoptive placements, and termination of parental rights of the parent of an Indian child.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 665* (Bates-R) Income taxes: credit: adoption

Authorizes a 50 percent credit for qualified adoption expenses incurred by a taxpayer. The expenses must also be eligible for the federal adoption credit but may not be eligible for the existing state adoption credit. Allows taxpayers to claim the credit for costs that exceed $5,000 and are below $10,000, or, for a child with special needs, costs that exceed $6,000 and are below $11,000. Allows unused credits to be carried forward six years. Applies to taxable years 2001 through 2006.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 746 (La Suer-R) Nonresident petitioners: adoption

Permits a nonresident to file a petition for adoption of a child in the county where the child resides. Requires the State Department of Social Services or other authorized agency to review and endorse an updated and current home study report conducted and approved by a licensed adoption agency or other authorized resource in the nonresident petitioner's state.

Chapter 1112, Statutes of 2002

AB 799 (Shelley-D) Parentage: establishment

Authorizes the parent and child relationship between a child and those persons who, with the intent to parent a child, consented to and initiated a medical procedure that resulted in the birth of the child to one of them.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 886 (Simitian-D) Parental authority: educational decisions

Requires appointment of a responsible adult to make educational decisions for wards and dependents of the court when education rights are removed from their parents or guardians.

Chapter 180, Statutes of 2002

AB 1338 (Koretz-D) Civil unions

Sets forth various findings and declarations by the Legislature and enacts the "California Family Protection Act of 2001" providing for the issuance of a civil union license, and providing that the rights and obligations of a civil union, which could be entered into by any two persons meeting specified criteria, are the same as those of a marriage.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1349 (Pescetti-R) Adoption records: adult adoptees

Seeks to give adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates and adoption records, upon request.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1395 (Ashburn-R) Adoption: post-adoption counseling services

Expands the post-adoptive services available to adoptive children and their families in order to help preserve the adoption.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 2030 (Goldberg-D) Protective orders: fees

Provides that, upon application of the petitioner, no fee shall be charged for service of process of a protective order, restraining order, or injunction if the injunction or order is based upon stalking or threats of sexual assault, or is issued pursuant to the Domestic Violence Protection Act. Sunsets on January 1, 2007.

Chapter 1009, Statutes of 2002

AB 2240 (Wright-D) DNA Paternity testing

Enacts the Paternity Justice Act of 2002. Allows a paternity judgment established by default to be set aside if genetic testing indicates that the man established as the father in the default judgment is not the biological father. This action may be brought within two years after the moving party discovers, or through reasonable diligence should have discovered, the possibility that the previously established father is not the biological father.

Permits the court to exercise its discretion to grant or deny the motion based on certain factors related to the best interest of the child. Allows any previously established father to sue the biological father for back child support payments, costs, and attorney's fees, and for reimbursement for future support payments if a motion to vacate or set aside a paternity judgment is denied, or if they do not qualify for relief from support payments under this or other laws.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2245 (Wright-D) Child support

Seeks to assist child support obligors who are incarcerated for more than 29 days by automatically suspending their child support obligations due to their incarceration.

(Failed passage in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2263 (Kehoe-D) Family courts

Requires the Judiciary Council to conduct a study of projects or programs that provide services to parents and children undergoing divorce.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2441 (Bates-R) Child abduction prevention

Provides that, in any child custody or visitation proceeding in which the court becomes aware of facts indicating a possible risk of abduction of the child, the court shall consider certain factors to determine whether measures are needed to prevent such an abduction. Provides that if the court determines that the need exists, it shall consider taking any of a specified list of measures to discourage or prevent the abduction of the child.

Chapter 856, Statutes of 2002

AB 2579 (Wyland-R) Paternity: presumed fathers

Markedly rewrites the law regarding the rights of natural fathers with respect to prospective adoptions.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2934 (Wayne-D) Uniform Family Support Act

Makes substantive and procedural amendments to the Uniform Family Support Act, in accordance with the most recent review and analysis of practice and procedure under the Act by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Chapter 349, Statutes of 2002

AB 2975 (Daucher-R) Domestic relations: temporary restraining orders

Requires any person who has been granted a domestic violence protective order to notify any other person, as specified, who has been awarded custody of any child who resides with the petitioner and any child who resides with the petitioner and any child as to whom the petitioner has been granted unsupervised visitation, that the order has been issued. Requires the petitioner to provide the court with specified information about the persons so notified, and authorizes the court to inquire whether the notification requirement has been met.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 3032 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Child support enforcement

Makes technical and clarifying changes to various code sections consistent with California's new child support enforcement program.

Chapter 927, Statutes of 2002

AB 3033 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Family law

Corrects a drafting error in recently-enacted legislation creating a rebuttable presumption, in dissolution proceedings, that a spouse's conviction for domestic violence should bar any award of support to that spouse. Incorporates SB 174 (Kuehl-D) in its entirety to provide that, upon implementation of the California Child Support Automation System, the State Department of Child Support Services shall assume responsibility for the Parent Locator Service and the Central Registry.

Chapter 759, Statutes of 2002

ACR 240 (Aroner-D) Adoption and permanent placement

Designates November 20 to be Court Adoption and Permanency Month.

Resolution Chapter 180, Statutes of 2002

ACR 245 (Mountjoy-R) National Adoption Month

Designates November 2002 as National Adoption Month.

(Died in Assembly Rules Committee)

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SB 11 (Escutia-D) Confidentiality of writings

Provides that in any action based upon injury, wrongful death or financial loss allegedly caused by a defective product, or an environmental hazard, information acquired through discovery or information contained in a secret settlement agreement not filed with the court may not be kept confidential except as specified. Makes void and unenforceable any provision in a settlement agreement that restricts the ability of a party to disclose information that is evidence of one of the specified public hazards to a governmental agency with enforcement authority over that public hazard, unless the information is a trade secret or is otherwise privileged under the law.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

SB 109 (Ackerman-R) Unfair practices: representative civil actions

Amends the Unfair Competition Law to impose certain restrictions on representative private actions brought under that law in the interests of the general public.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 264 (Ackerman-R) Immunity from liability: railroads

Immunizes a public or private entity that operates a railroad, or that owns or has an easement interest in real property used for railroad operations, from any liability for any injury or death to a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle resulting from the train colliding with the motor vehicle if the driver of the vehicle had disregarded a grade crossing warning device which was functioning as designed.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 410 (Kuehl-D) Arbitration

Provides that no employer may require an employee to agree to arbitrate any claims arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, as specified, as a condition of employment or continued employment; or may harass, discharge, expel, or otherwise discriminate against any person in any term or condition of employment because he/she has refused to agree to arbitrate any such claim; and any arbitration provision obtained in violation of this provision is void and shall be deemed involuntary, beyond the reasonable expectations of the employee, unconscionable, and against public policy.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 500 (Torlakson-D) Retail merchandise, utilities, and cable television

Requires specified retail, cable television and utility companies to actively provide consumers with a mutually agreeable four-hour time window for service and outlines procedures for appropriate notification, if the service appointment is delayed.

Chapter 279, Statutes of 2002

SB 565 (Morrow-R) Class actions

Repeals the statute authorizing class actions in California, which is the basis for the body of case law governing class actions in this state. Enacts the Class Actions Improvement Act, which raises the burden of proof for plaintiffs to meet class certification requirements, resolves any doubts in favor of denying class certification, limits the scope of plaintiff class actions to residents of the state, specifies certain other requirements for class certification, authorizes appellate review of court orders granting or denying class certification, eliminates defendant class action, and imposes related requirements.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 617* (Ortiz-D) Tenancy: terminations

Seeks to provide tenants who have been subjected to notices of mass eviction with additional time to relocate and find suitable replacement housing.

(Died on Assembly Inactive File)

SB 673 (Speier-D) Unclaimed property

Requires the State Controller to take additional steps to locate owners of unclaimed (escheated) property.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 688 (Burton-D) Civil actions: limitation of actions: summary judgment

Provides that limitations for assault, battery and personal injury and wrongful death actions be extended from one year to two years and applied retroactively to victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Makes changes to the procedures and motions for summary judgment, including, among others, increasing notice time periods to provide additional time to permit the responding party a more reasonable opportunity to discover the evidence that is needed to respond.

Chapter 448, Statutes of 2002

SB 692 (Escutia-D) Summary judgment: burden of proof

Requires a reviewing court in a summary judgment action to afford the parties an opportunity to present their views by submitting supplemental briefs before the court affirms an order granting summary judgment or summary adjudication on a ground not relied upon by the trial court. Specifies circumstances in these cases under which the reviewing court must remand the matter to the trial court.

Provides that a defendant or cross-defendant has met his or her burden of showing that a cause of action has no merit if that party has shown through the use of admissible evidence that the cause of action cannot be established or that there is a complete defense to that cause of action; that after the defendant or cross-defendant has met this burden of proof, the plaintiff or cross-complainant may defeat the cross-defendant proffers admissible evidence showing that there is a triable issue of fact, the defendant or cross-defendant has not me his or her burden of proof, or the motion does not show plaintiff's or cross-complainant's claim or cause of action is without merit; that the burden remains on the defendant or cross-defendant to show that the cause of action cannot be established or that there is a complete defense to that cause of action; that the plaintiff or cross-complainant does not need to make a prima facie showing of each and every element of the claim or cause of action which is the subject matter of the motion; and that the plaintiff or cross-complainant may not rely upon the mere allegations or denial of its pleading to show that a triable issue of material fact exists.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

Similar legislation was SB 476 (Escutia-D), which died in Assembly Judiciary Committee.

SB 693 (Scott-D) Commencement of actions: hazardous substances

Provides that in any civil action for injury or illness based upon exposure to a hazardous substance, the time for commencement of the action shall be no later than one year after the plaintiff is diagnosed with a medical condition causally related to that exposure, and the diagnosis includes the causal relation between the injury and the exposure. Provides that in an action for the wrongful death of any plaintiff's decedent, based upon exposure to a hazardous substance, the time for commencement of an action shall be no later than one year from the date of death of the plaintiff's decedent, or one year from the date the plaintiff first knew, or through the exercise of reasonable diligence should have known, that the death was caused or contributed to by that exposure, whichever occurs later.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 789 (Kuehl-D) Anti-SLAPP motions

Prohibits the anti-SLAPP motion against specified public interest actions and causes of action brought against persons primarily engaged in the sale or lease of goods or services with respect to specified commercial speech and activity.

Provides an exception to the foregoing prohibitions, by allowing the anti-SLAPP motion to continue when certain nonprofit organizations are sued or when specified publishers and similar persons are sued for acts arising from the collection and dissemination of information to the public, as well as the creation, dissemination, and promotion of dramatic, literary, musical, political, or artistic work.

Vetoed by the Governor

Similar legislation was SB 1651 (Kuehl-D), which died in Assembly Judiciary Committee.

SB 800 (Burton-D) Liability: construction defects

Specifies the rights and requirements of a homeowner to bring an action for construction defects, including applicable standards for home construction, the statute of limitations, the burden or proof, the damages recoverable, a detailed prelitigation procedure, and the obligations of the homeowner.

Provides that there is no personal monetary liability on the part of, and no cause of action for damages shall arise against, any person, in any of the specified categories, who is under contract with an applicant for a residential building permit to provide independent quality review of the plans and specifications provided with the application in order to determine compliance with all applicable requirements imposed pursuant to the State Housing Law or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant to that law, or to inspect a work of improvement to determine compliance with these plans and specifications, except as specified.

Chapter 722, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was SB 355 (Escutia-D), which died in Assembly Judiciary Committee, AB 267 (Steinberg-D), which died at the Senate Desk, and AB 1701 (Steinberg-D), which died in Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 934 (Margett-R) False claims actions: restrictions

Specifies that no civil action may be brought as a cross-complaint in any lawsuit for breach of contract against the state or any political subdivision, nor may the civil action be consolidated for any purpose with any such lawsuit.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 938 (Margett-R) Works of improvement: liens

Requires owners of private works of improvement, in addition to county recorders, to advise subcontractors that a notice of completion or cessation has been recorded.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

SB 983 (Knight-R) Nuisance: exempt activities

Exempts certain federal and state military activities and facilities from civil liability for nuisance, as specified.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 994 (Morrow-R) Liability: public skateboard parks

Extends the sunset date of provisions protecting public skateboard parks from liability for injuries sustained by persons 14 years old or older, from January 1, 2003 to January 1, 2008. Requires the Judicial Council to submit a report to the Legislature that compiles the annual reports on skateboarding-related incidents and injuries at public skateboarding parks, on March 1, 2007.

Provides that the provisions of the bill are not intended to abrogate or limit any other legal rights, defenses, or immunities that may otherwise be available at law.

Chapter 409, Statutes of 2002

SB 1133 (Poochigian-R) Class actions

Requires appellate review of trial court orders granting or denying class action certification, provided a notice of appeal is filed within 10 days after entry of the certification order.

(Failed passage in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 1196 (Romero-D) Sovereign immunity: waiver

Expressly provides that the State of California consents to be sued in state or federal court for alleged violations of the following federal laws and associated regulations: the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

(Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

SB 1271 (Ackerman-R) Uniform Transfer on Death Security Registration Act

Adds cash equivalents to those assets which may be transferred by a registered owner of a security account upon his or her death to a designated beneficiary under the Uniform Transfer on Death Security Registration Act. Defines "cash equivalent" as an investment that is easily converted into cash, such as treasury bills, treasury notes, and money market funds. Includes, in the definition of a security account subject to the act, an investment management or custody account, so that a trust company or the trust department of a bank with trust powers may originate beneficiary designations for such accounts under the act.

Chapter 67, Statutes of 2002

SB 1301 (Kuehl-D) Reproductive Privacy Act

Deletes various statutory provisions regarding abortion and enacts, in their place, a new state Reproductive Privacy Act.

Chapter 385, Statutes of 2002

SB 1322 (Ackerman-R) Writs of possession: disposition of judgment property

Makes technical changes to the statutes regarding claim, exemption and delivery of property pre- and post-judgment.

Chapter 68, Statutes of 2002

SB 1325 (Kuehl-D) Personal jurisdiction: general appearance

Allows defendants in civil actions to make preliminary challenges to service or personal jurisdiction at the same time they answer or demure to a complaint. Conforms to federal law.

Chapter 69, Statutes of 2002

SB 1370 (Bowen-D) Servicing of indebtedness: transfer

Requires that any person transferring the service of indebtedness on specified loans to a different servicing agent shall provide to the new agent all existing insurance policy information that the person is responsible for maintaining, including, but not limited to, flood and hazard insurance policy information.

Chapter 70, Statutes of 2002

SB 1373 (O'Connell-D) Dogs and cats: registration and microchipping

Requires breeder and pet dealers, as defined, to register with the local animal control agency for each sale of a dog or cat that is less than a year old and to provide the registration number in their advertisements for the sale of the dog or cat, and to ensure that the dog or cat has been microchipped. Provides for fines and penalties for not complying with these requirements.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

Similar legislation was SB 236 (O'Connell-D), which died in Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 1386 (Peace-D) Personal information: privacy

Requires, commencing July 1, 2003, a state agency, a person or business that conducts business in California that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to disclose, in specified ways, any breach of the security of the data, as defined, to any resident of California whose unencrypted personal information was or is reasonably believed to have been acquired by an unauthorized person.

Chapter 915, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was AB 700 (Simitian-D), Chapter 1054, Statutes of 2002.

SB 1403 (Kuehl-D) Landlord-tenant

Makes numerous substantive changes to the landlord-tenant law, which is intended to provide tenants with more time to finish and move into replacement housing, protect tenants or their agents who abuse the landlord's right of entry, and court reported abuses of the Ellis Act by landlords who misuse the law for the purpose of avoiding local rent controls.

Chapter 301, Statutes of 2002

SB 1490 (Perata-D) Civil actions: handgun registry

Allows a city attorney prosecuting a civil action to have access to information in the handgun registry maintained by the State Attorney General, solely for use in prosecuting that action.

Chapter 916, Statutes of 2002

SB 1504 (Ackerman-R) Instruments

Makes the following changes to the Civil Code relating to trustees acting under deeds of trust: (1) allows rescission of a sale of property under a federal tax lien when notice of the sale has not been property made, and (2) permits a reconveyance of a deed of trust to be made to the trustee for delivery to the trustor.

Chapter 809, Statutes of 2002

SB 1538 (Burton-D) Employment arbitration agreements

Makes it an unlawful employment practice to require an employee to waive any rights or procedures under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and makes unenforceable any predispute arbitration agreement between an employer and employee that violates the above prohibition. Prohibits an employer from taking any adverse employment action against a person for refusing to waive rights or procedures under FEHA, and also makes related legislative findings.

Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1575 (Sher-D) Wills and trusts: prohibited transferees: exceptions

Makes some clarifying changes to the rule that voids transfers made through an instrument or will to specified persons who are disqualified due to the fiduciary relationship with the transferor. Adds a cohabitant of the transferor to those exempt from the rule, as well as exempt transfers of up to $3,000 and transfers made by a nonresident through an instrument signed outside the state, as specified.

Chapter 412, Statutes of 2002

SB 1576 (Bowen-D) Landlords: disclosure of demolitions

Requires the owner of a residential dwelling unit, or the owner's agent, who has applied to a public agency for a permit to demolish that dwelling unit, to give written notice of that fact to a current tenant, and to any prospective tenant prior to the entering into or initiating a rental agreement. Specifies that violation of this provision will make the violator liable for actual damages and a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500.

Chapter 285, Statutes of 2002

SB 1616 (Machado-D) Eminent domain: agricultural land

Prohibits taking, by eminent domain, land that is dedicated as restricted to agricultural and open space, or conservation, unless the public entity makes a specified finding.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

SB 1698 (Romero-D) Statute of limitations

Renumbers the list of actions subject to the one-year statute of limitations, and sets forth the specified torts in separately numbered subdivisions.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

SB 1707 (Senate Judiciary Committee) Arbitration: standards of ethics

Specifies that the recently adopted ethics standards applicable to neutral arbitrators in private contractual arbitrations do not apply to a public or private sector labor relations arbitration conducted pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

Chapter 176, Statutes of 2002

SB 1779 (Burton-D) Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitations

Provides that the extended statute of limitations in childhood sexual abuse civil cases against a third party not the perpetrator of the sexual abuse extends beyond age 26 of the victim, when the third party knew, had reason to know, or was otherwise on notice, of any unlawful sexual contact by an employee, volunteer, representative or agent for unlawful sexual conduct and failed to take reasonable steps to avoid future acts of unlawful sexual conduct by that employee or agent in the future. Provides that to preserve a claim in that event, a suit must be filed within three years from the date the victim discovers or reasonably should have discovered that the psychological injury or illness occurring after age 18 was caused by the childhood abuse.

Applies retroactively and provides victims of childhood sexual abuse a one-year window to bring an action against a third party, as provided above, when the claim would otherwise be barred solely because the statute of limitations has or had expired, and a cause of action is commenced within one year of January 1, 2003.

Chapter 149, Statutes of 2002

SB 1878 (Poochigian-R) Will contests

Clarifies what actions constitute a contest for purpose of giving effect to or invalidating a no contest clause in a will, trust, or other estate planning instrument. Lists actions that may not be considered "contests" as a matter of public policy, and provides exceptions to this rule. Provides that a determination of whether a beneficiary's proposed action, motion or petition violates a no contest clause may not be made if the court would be required to decide the merits of the proposed motion, petition or motion, by the beneficiary. Specifies that portions of the bill apply to decedents dying on or after January 1, 2003.

Chapter 150, Statutes of 2002

SB 1887* (McPherson-R) Actions against felons

Provides that an action for damages against a defendant based upon the defendant's commission of a felony offense for which the defendant has been convicted may be commenced within 10 years of the date on which the defendant is discharged from parole if the conviction was for any of the following offenses: murder; mayhem; rape; sodomy by force, violence, duress, menace, threat of great bodily injury, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; oral copulation by force, violence, duress, menace, threat of great bodily injury, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; lewd or lascivious act on a child under the age of 14 years; any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life; attempted murder; exploding a destructive device or any explosive causing bodily injury, great bodily injury, or mayhem, exploding a destructive device or any explosive with intent to murder; kidnapping; attempt to commit a felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life; any violation of Penal Code Section 289(a), (commission of an act of sexual penetration) where the act is accomplished against the victim's will by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; commission of rape or penetration by a foreign object in concert with another person, in violation of Penal Code Section 264.1; or continuous sexual abuse of a child, in violation of Penal Code Section 288.5.

Chapter 633, Statutes of 2002

SB 2000 (Dunn-D) Electric power and natural gas: unlawful practices

Prohibits, with specified exemptions, any person engaged in the business of generating, selling, distributing, transferring, marketing, or trading electricity or natural gas from engaging in or knowingly facilitating specified conduct. Provides that a person found in violation of these provisions will be required to disgorge the profits from the unlawful conduct, and will be liable for, among other things, three times the amount of the disgorgement and attorney fees. Requires the actions for relief under these provisions be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction by the State Attorney General or by another person.

(Died on Senate Inactive File)

SB 2009 (Morrow-R) Court documents: signature

Extends the sunset date of January 1, 2003, for Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.7, which requires that pleadings filed with the court be signed, except as specified, and provides for sanctions for violations until January 1, 2006. Shortens, from 30 days to 21 days, the period during which a challenged document filed with the court may be corrected or withdrawn.

Chapter 491, Statutes of 2002

SB 2032 (Monteith-R) Display of the United States flag

Prohibits any declaration or governing document of a common interest development from limiting or prohibiting the display of an American flag, except as required for the protection of public health or safety.

Chapter 178, Statutes of 2002

AB 36 (Steinberg-D) Confidentiality of writings

Seeks to limit the use of secrecy agreements and protective orders in defective products and environmental hazard cases only to bring greater "sunshine" on potentially lethal harms to the public.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 227* (Dutra-D) Unclaimed property: escheat

Extends, from December 31, 2001, to December 31, 2002, the deadline for participating in a program that gave the holder of unclaimed, escheated property, amnesty in the form of forgiven penalties and interest for the late delivery of the escheated property to the state.

Chapter 22, Statutes of 2002

AB 247 (Maddox-R) Eminent domain: houses of worship

Provides that the Eminent Domain Law may not be exercised to acquire buildings, land on which they are situated, or equipment, used exclusively for religious worship, if they are exempt from property taxes under the California Constitution.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 421 (Wayne-D) Depositions: recording

Provides that a person who videotapes a deposition for use at trial need not meet the qualifications of a deposition officer. Provides that the videographer may be an attorney, or may be an employee or independent contractor retained by the attorney taking the deposition. Double-jointed with AB 2842 (Harman-R), Chapter 1068, Statutes of 2002.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 456 (John Campbell-R) Class actions: attorney's fees

Limits attorney's fee awards in class actions brought against public entities or non-profits.

(Failed passage in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 700 (Simitian-D) Electronic signatures: notarization

Requires, beginning July 1, 2003, a state agency, or a person or business that conducts business in California, that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to disclose, in specified ways, any breach of the security of the data, as defined, to any resident of California whose unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. Permits the notifications required by its provisions to be delayed if a law enforcement agency determines that it would impede a criminal investigation. Requires an agency, person, or business that maintains computerized data that includes personal information owned by another to notify the owner or licensee of the information of any breach of security of the data, as specified. States the intent of the Legislature to preempt all local regulation of the subject matter of the bill. Makes a statement of legislative findings and declarations regarding privacy and financial security.

Chapter 1054, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was SB 1386 (Peace-D), Chapter 915, Statutes of 2002.

AB 739 (Frommer-D) Construction defect litigation

Extends, from 90 to 180 days, the maximum length of time for the builder and the association to attempt to settle the dispute under the Calderon Process, while maintaining the allowance in existing law for parties to extend the length of time by mutual agreement.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 840 (Robert Pacheco-R) Exemplary damages

Codifies the concurring opinion of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown in last year's case of Lane v. Hughes Aircraft, whereby the justice argues that the courts should adopt a public policy generally limiting punitive damage awards in California to three times the compensatory damages awarded.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 881 (Simitian-D) Discovery

Provides that, in a court action pertaining to a defective product or environmental hazard as defined, a party may file a noticed motion for an order of the court permitting specific items or information subject to a protective order to be sent to a California state or federal governmental agency responsible for regulating or monitoring the subject matter contained in the items or information protected. Provides that, during the pendency of the court action and more than one year after disclosure of information the moving party that originally moved for disclosure may file another motion for the disclosure of information to a governmental agency provided specified requirements are met.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 940 (Keeley-D) False claims: penalties

Provides that, where a person has submitted a false claim that has not been paid, that person shall be liable for a penalty, in addition to any penalties under existing law. Specifies, in an amount that is twice the amount falsely claimed, that the person shall also be liable for attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the State Attorney General or prosecuting authority, or both, in investigating and prosecuting the case, subject to specified criteria.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 1040 (Dutra-D) Disabled persons: liability

Provides that a person may not be held liable for damages when interfering with varied specified rights of a disabled person unless the plaintiff provided the defendant with notice of the alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at least 90 days before filing the complaint, the notice identified the specific facts of the alleged violation, and the defendant failed to correct the violation within 90 days.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1059 (Keeley-D) Vessels

Requires the State Department of Boating and Waterways, upon request of the Director of the State Department of Fish and Game, to restrict or prohibit recreational vessel activity on waters of the state, in general, until January 1, 2004, and in Agua Hedionda Lagoon in San Diego County indefinitely, if that vessel activity would hinder or jeopardize efforts to control or eradicate Caulerpa taxifolia. Subjects the operator of a vessel who violates any restriction or prohibition imposed pursuant to the bill to a fine of not more than $250.

Chapter 940, Statutes of 2002

AB 1067 (Jackson-D) Arbitration

Responds to the limitations on appealing an arbitration decision spelled out by the California Supreme Court in Moncharsh v. Heily & Blase, et al, by creating broader grounds for appeal of an arbitration decision.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1260 (Wayne-D) Discovery: misuses of the process

Adds destruction of relevant evidence to those actions already in law constituting misuses of the discovery process.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1289 (Florez-D) Elder abuse: civil actions

Provides an exception for civil actions brought under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Child Civil Protection Act relative to claims for punitive damages.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 1317 (Liu-D) Pupils: expulsion

Provides that, in addition to any other immunity that may exist, any testimony of a pupil witness at the expulsion hearing of another student is expressly deemed to be a communication protected from liability by Civil Code Section 47(b).

Chapter 136, Statutes of 2002

AB 1600 (Keeley-D) Health care service plans

Allows any enrollee, subscriber, patient, health care provider or their representatives to file an action for equitable relief from any licensee as to any violation or threatened violation of the Knox-Keene Act. Requires the court to extend for 180 days a plan provider contract under litigation, that is scheduled to expire while the litigation is pending, to provide continuing care to enrollees, except where the plan is able to terminate the contract on specified grounds. Enacts related provisions to protect the enforcement of rights under an AB 1600 action. States that the bill's provisions to allow specified parties and their representatives to file an equitable relief action are declaratory of existing law. Requires the person to first exhaust all available administrative remedies before filing the action, where the action is brought after January 1, 2002.

(Died in Conference Committee)

AB 1699 (Steinberg-D) Arbitration

Permits a party to an arbitration agreement to obtain information from the arbitration provider regarding its policy with respect to issuing written decisions as to the arbitrator's awards.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 1758 (Nakano-D) Limitation of actions: Holocaust-era artwork

Revives and extends the statute of limitations, until 2010, for suits brought by Holocaust survivors or their heirs to recover Holocaust-era artwork from museums and galleries.

Chapter 332, Statutes of 2002

AB 1767 (Papan-D) Discovery: Judicial Council of California

Repeals existing law that provides for the commencement of civil actions in courts of justice, and the practice and procedure of judicial proceedings, including the procedure for the discovery of evidence.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 1770 (Papan-D) Eminent domain proceedings

Provides that, in determining litigation expenses to be awarded to the defendant as costs in an eminent domain proceeding, the court shall consider the reasonableness of any prejudgment deposit made by the plaintiff to cover probable compensation to the defendant. Provides that, if an appraiser places one value on the property for prejudgment deposit purposes and swears to a different amount at trial, the appraiser may be questioned about the discrepancy.

Chapter 295, Statutes of 2002

AB 1772 (Harman-R) Unclaimed property law: notice to owners

Prescribes the notice and information that a bank or financial institution must give to owners of financial accounts that are about to escheat to the state under the Unclaimed Property Law (UPL). The same notice will be required to other holders of tangible and intangible property subject to the UPL. Becomes operative January 1, 2004.

Chapter 813, Statutes of 2002

AB 1784 (Harman-R) Construction of instruments

Adjusts the rules of construction applicable to wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments, as recommended by the California Law Revision Commission.

Chapter 138, Statutes of 2002

AB 1821 (Lowenthal-D) Civil liability: donated fire protection equipment

Provides that, except for damage or injury caused by gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, no public entity that donates fire protection equipment to a volunteer fire department is liable for any damage or injury that results from the use of that equipment, provided that certain disclosures about the equipment are made at the time of donation.

Chapter 388, Statutes of 2002

AB 1839 (Bill Campbell-R) Indemnity: public agency

Places limitations on contractual indemnity provisions in public works contracts.

(Died in Senate Judiciary Committee)

AB 1861 (Harman-R) Motion to strike: incarcerated plaintiffs

Enacts a new "Special Motion to Strike Based On Privilege Under Section 47 of the Civil Code", which allows a defendant in a civil action to file a special motion to strike all or any part of the complaint based on any privileged statement, testimony, or evidence made or offered at a parole hearing, if the complaint, or any portion thereof, filed against that defendant is filed by a plaintiff who is no represented by counsel and is incarcerated, as specified.

(Failed passage in Senate Public Safety Committee)

AB 1928 (Jackson-D) Civil actions: gender-related violence

Creates a statutory civil action for injuries resulting from acts of gender-related violence, as defined, and includes a legislative finding that acts of domestic violence and sexual abuse based at least in part of the victim's gender constitute a form of sexual discrimination. Allows civil actions to be brought within three years of the act of gender-related violence, or within eight years after the victim reaches age 18, whichever is later. Allows a plaintiff to seek equitable relief and compensatory and punitive damages, and permits a court to award costs and attorney's fees to a prevailing plaintiff.

Chapter 842, Statutes 2002

AB 1938 (Aroner-D) Guardianship: conservatorships: custody

Changes the burden of proof required for a court to make findings that will allow the court to grant custody of a minor to a nonparent. Authorizes the court, in a proceeding to terminate the guardianship of a minor, to terminate the guardianship only if the court determines that it is in the best interest of the ward.

Chapter 1118, Statutes of 2002

AB 1958 (Bates-R) Coroner's reports

Extends, indefinitely, a law otherwise scheduled for repeal on January 1, 2003, allowing expanded access by coroners to confidential information regarding decedents under specified circumstances.

Chapter 123, Statutes of 2002

AB 1981 (Simitian-D) Discovery

Provides that, in a court action pertaining to a defective product or environmental hazard, as defined, a party may file a noticed motion for an order of the court permitting specific items or information subject to a protective order to be sent to a California state or federal governmental agency responsible for regulating or monitoring the subject matter contained in the items or information protected.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2030 (Goldberg-D) Protective orders: fees

Provides that, upon application of the petitioner, no fee shall be charged for service of process of a protective order, restraining order, or injunction, if the injunction or order is based upon stalking or threats of sexual assault, or is issued pursuant to the Domestic Violence Protection Act. Provides that the provisions of this bill sunset on January 1, 2007.

Chapter 1009, Statutes of 2002

AB 2041 (Vargas-D) Liability: emergency care

Broadens the current immunity for the use or purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Repeals the CPR and AED use training requirement for a Good Samaritan user of an AED in rendering emergency care. Repeals or substantially relaxes the current requirement that building owners and others who acquire AEDs must ensure that expected AED users complete an accepted CPR and AED course as a condition of immunizing that building owner from any liability arising from the use of the acquired AED. Provides the immunities from civil liabilities would not apply in cases of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

Chapter 718, Statutes of 2002

AB 2216 (Keeley-D) Intestate succession: domestic partners

Allows a surviving domestic partner to inherit his or her deceased partners separate property that passes intestate in the same manner as the surviving spouse of an intestate decedent. Provides that this provision becomes effective on July 1, 2003. Requires the Secretary of State to mail, on or before March 1, 2003, a specified notice to registered domestic partners about the change in the intestate succession law that this bill makes and, commencing on January 1, 2003, to provide the same specified notice to potential domestic partnership registrants.

Chapter 447, Statutes of 2002

AB 2221 (Keeley-D) Air pollution: permits: civil actions

Authorizes any person to commence a civil action on his or her own behalf against any person that is alleged to be constructing or operating any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance without a required permit, or in violation of a condition of that permit, or to have discharged from any source quantities of air contaminants or other material that cause injury, detriment, nuisance, or annoyance to any considerable number of persons, as specified, or any emission standard or limitation. Authorizes any person to commence a civil action on his or her own behalf against any district that is alleged to have failed to perform any act required by the state air pollution laws. Requires that person to first give notice of the alleged violation to the applicable district and to any person alleged to be in violation, and prohibits the commencement of that action prior to 60 days following the delivery of that notice.

(Died in Assembly Natural Resources Committee)

AB 2260 (Wright-D) Eminent domain: Los Angeles Unified School District

Requires the Los Angeles Unified School District, in any eminent domain proceeding, to take residential housing for a public school site, to support the resolution of necessity with a specific declaration why this site was chosen and other sites rejected, and to present this declaration at a public hearing prior to adopting a resolution of necessity to take the property. Repeals this requirement on January 1, 2007.

(Died in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 2291 (John Campbell-R) Legal representation in class actions

Substantially re-writes the law regarding an attorney's obligations in class action cases.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2321 (Hertzberg-D) Tort Claims Act: judiciary

Establishes procedure is under the Tort Claims Act for the filing of claims against a judicial branch entity (court, appellate court, the Supreme Court, the Judicial Council, the Administrative Office of the Court), or a judge of a court, a court executive officer, or a trial court employee. Authorizes the Judicial Council to act on a claim filed against a judicial branch entity, a judge or a trial court employee and to adopt rules of court authorizing any committee of the Judicial Council to perform its functions related to tort claims against the judiciary. Exempts a judicial branch entity from the requirement that a state agency report to the Director of the State Department of Finance any actions taken to prevent the occurrence of circumstances on which a claim, where more than $35,000 was paid or approved for settlement, and, instead, requires that a report of such actions be made to the Judicial Council.

Chapter 1007, Statutes of 2002

AB 2493 (Robert Pacheco-R) Service of process

Clarifies and updates procedural requirements regarding service of process.

Chapter 197, Statutes of 2002

AB 2504 (Jackson-D) Judges: arbitration

Requires that public judges disclose to the parties any arrangement for or discussions the judge has participated in during the prior two years regarding employment as an arbitrator or similar dispute resolution position when the proceeding involves an issue related to arbitration and the like or when the source of prospective employment is a party to the case.

Chapter 1094, Statutes of 2002

AB 2524 (Goldberg-D) Civil rights: appeals

Requires any party to an appeal in state court alleging violations of specified civil rights statutes to serve a copy of the party's petition and brief, or responsive brief, on the State Attorney General.

Chapter 244, Statutes of 2002

AB 2574 (Harman-R) Arbitration: conflicts of interest

Prohibits a private arbitration company from administering a consumer arbitration, or providing any other services related to a consumer arbitration, if the company has, or within the preceding year has had, a specified financial interest, in any party or attorney for a party. Imposes similar limitations on the provision of services by private arbitration companies based on the financial interests of any party or attorney for a party in the private arbitration company. States that its provisions become operative on January 1, 2003.

Chapter 952, Statutes of 2002

AB 2578 (Shelley-D) Breach of confidentiality: proprietary information

Creates enhanced penalties available against government contractors who intentionally disclose proprietary information gained through their contracts with state agencies.

Chapter 1097, Statutes of 2002

Similar legislation was SB 110 (Dunn-D), which died on the Assembly Inactive File.

AB 2656 (Corbett-D) Arbitration: private arbitration companies

Requires that private arbitration companies collect and provide specified data regarding the type, quantity, and certain particulars of consumer arbitrations they administer. Provides that no private arbitration company shall have any liability for collecting, publishing or distributing the information.

Chapter 1158, Statutes of 2002

AB 2713 (Cox-R) Professional negligence

Requires plaintiffs and their attorneys to divulge privileged information regarding their pre-suit consultations with experts, and adds pro se plaintiffs to the person who must comply with the existing certificate of merit requirement.

(Failed passage in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2862 (Migden-D) Domestic partnership

A clean-up bill to AB 25 (Migden-D), Chapter 893, Statutes of 2001, which amended various code provisions to confer rights and privileges to domestic partners registered pursuant to the Domestic Partnership Act. Makes available to registered domestic partners the same post-retirement optional settlement election designating a spouse as the beneficiary that is now available to married retired member of the State Public Employees' Retirement System.

Vetoed by the Governor

AB 2865 (Koretz-D) Appellate issues: judges

Allows a judge, upon the written request of any party, to indicate in any interlocutory order a belief that appellate resolution of a question of law may materially advance the conclusion of the litigation. Provides that neither the denial of a request for, nor the objection of another party or counsel to, such a commentary in the interlocutory order, may be grounds for a writ or appeal.

Chapter 708, Statutes of 2002

AB 2870 (Harman-R) Building inspections: liability

Provides that there is no personal monetary liability on the part of any person who is under contract with an applicant for a residential building permit to check the plans and specifications provided with the application in order to determine compliance with all applicable requirements imposed pursuant to the State Housing Law or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant to that law, or to inspect a work of improvement to determine compliance with these plans and specifications.

(Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee)

AB 2913* (Firebaugh-D) Bracero workers: statute of limitations

Provides that a defined group of guest workers from Mexico, known as braceros, or their heirs or beneficiaries, may sue on claims for failure to pay withheld wages under the federal bracero program in any court of competent jurisdiction in the state, and that any such claim shall not be dismissed for failure to comply with the otherwise applicable statute of limitations provided that the claim is filed on or before December 31, 2005.

Chapter 1070, Statutes of 2002

AB 2915 (Wayne-D) Arbitration

Enacts rules for mandatory consumer arbitration fees. Prohibits "loser-pays" policies under which non-prevailing consumers are required to pay the fees and costs of opposing businesses, and implements administrative fee waivers for indigent consumers, consistently with the longstanding practice of courts.

Chapter 1101, Statutes of 2002

AB 2972 (Aroner-D) Discrimination: homeless youth

Exempts housing for homeless youths from prohibitions against age discrimination, notwithstanding state law or local ordinances, thus allowing homeless youth-targeted housing to be developed. Articulates legislative policy to facilitate and support the development and operations of housing for homeless youths, and specifies that the provision of housing to homeless youth is authorized by the State, thus occupying the field of regulation of housing for homeless youth by any local public entity.

Chapter 1074, Statutes of 2002

AB 3000* (Assembly Budget Committee) State and local government

The Omnibus Budget Trailer bill to general government. Among other things, this bill (1) institutes a 10 percent surcharge on specified civil filing fees to remain in effect until July 1, 2007, and (2) imposes a 20 percent surcharge on criminal fines to remain in effect until July 1, 2007.

Chapter 1124, Statutes of 2002

AB 3029 (Steinberg-D) Consumer arbitration agreements

  1. Requires a mutual selection of a new arbitration or court appointment of a new arbitration company when a consumer opts out of an exclusive provider arrangement. Limits the opt-out period to 45 days.
  2. Requires the disclosure of any solicitation of, or any employment, consulting, independent contractor or financial relationship within the past two years between a private arbitration company and any party or attorney for a part to the arbitration. This disclosure requirement applies to relationships or conduct "within the past two years that occurs after January 1, 2003."
  3. Adds legislative findings that it is the public policy of the State of California that private arbitration companies conduct themselves in accordance with appropriate ethical standards in order to protect participants in consumer arbitrations and to promote public confidence in the arbitration process.
  4. Allows for disqualification of private arbitration companies, following disclosure, in the same way as arbitrator disqualification is now handled under California law.
Vetoed by the Governor

AB 3030 (Corbett-D) Arbitration

Prohibits an arbitrator or private arbitration company involved in a consumer arbitration from conducting or administering further arbitration of the dispute, if a court vacates the award, unless the consumer party elects otherwise, in writing, prior to any rearbitration of the matter.

Chapter 1159, Statutes of 2002

Contingent upon the passage and enactment of three other arbitration-related bills: AB 2574 (Harman-R), Chapter 952, Statutes of 2002, AB 2915 (Wayne-D), Chapter 1101, Statutes of 2002, and AB 3029 (Steinberg-D), Chapter 1159, Statutes of 2002.

AB 3034 (Assembly Judiciary Committee) Maintenance of the codes

Makes various nonsubstantive changes to the codes, as recommended by the Legislative Counsel's office for code maintenance.

Chapter 664, Statutes of 2002

AB 3036 (Corbett-D) Guardianship

Requires guardians to complete annual status reports.

Chapter 1115, Statutes of 2002

ACR 123 (Wayne-D) California Law Revision Commission: studies

Sets the agenda of the California Law Revision Commission.

Resolution Chapter 166, Statutes of 2002

ACR 125 (Papan-D) Relative to the protection of personal information

Requests and authorizes the California Law Revision Commission to study, report on, and prepare recommended legislation concerning the issue of financial privacy. The study addresses protection and control of a consumer's personal information and provides both administrative and civil penalties.

Resolution Chapter 167, Statutes of 2002

 


 

Top Index (in Bill Order)

Bill Author and Bill Title Reference Links

SB 8

Peace-D
Firearms


SB 11

Escutia-D
Confidentiality of writings


SB 27

McPherson-R
Emergency services: terrorism


SB 64

Chesbro-D
Homeless youth emergency services projects


SB 82

Burton-D
Judicial salaries


SB 89

Brulte-R
Peace officers: reserve district attorney investigators


SB 96

Johannessen-R
Off-duty and retired officers


SB 97

Kuehl-D
Support orders


SB 109

Ackerman-R
Unfair practices: representative civil actions


SB 110

Dunn-D
Contracts: conflicts of interest


SB 118

Poochigian-R
Drug treatment


SB 131

Escutia-D
Child abuse


SB 143

Murray-D
Hate crimes


SB 156

Haynes-R
Correctional personnel: training standards


SB 173

Poochigian-R
Reserve peace officer training


SB 174

Kuehl-D
Mediation proceedings


SB 177

Haynes-R
Property seizures


SB 187

Vasconcellos-D
Medical marijuana


SB 206

Vincent-D
Corrections: appointment of wardens


SB 217

Kuehl-D
CalWORKs: domestic violence


SB 219*

Scott-D
Tax relief: victims of terrorism


SB 228

Machado-D
County adult detention facilities


SB 239

Morrow-R
Probation and parole: sober living homes


SB 264

Ackerman-R
Immunity from liability: railroads


SB 330

Morrow-R
Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Adult Offenders


SB 331

Morrow-R
Weapons: tear gas


SB 371

Escutia-D
Courts: interpreters


SB 378

Alarcon-D
Criminal procedure


SB 395

Perata-D
Mentally disordered prisoners


SB 406*

Ortiz-D
Bioterrorism preparedness


SB 410

Kuehl-D
Arbitration


SB 489

Romero-D
Weapons of mass destruction


SB 490

Margett-R
Murder: special circumstances


SB 500

Torlakson-D
Retail merchandise, utilities, and cable television


SB 510*

Scott-D
Weapons: airports


SB 522

Chesbro-D
Public safety officers procedural bill of rights


SB 552

Figueroa-D
Juror confidentiality: sexually violent predators


SB 564

Speier-D
Healing arts


SB 565

Morrow-R
Class actions


SB 566

Morrow-R
Family law court files


SB 580

Figueroa-D
Crime prevention: mandatory reporting forms


SB 617*

Ortiz-D
Tenancy: terminations


SB 623

Escutia-D
Court facilities


SB 635

Ortiz-D
State summary criminal history information


SB 643

Ortiz-D
Mental Health Enhancement and Crime Prevention Act


SB 659

Poochigian-R
Juvenile courts: imprisonment


SB 673

Speier-D
Unclaimed property


SB 682

Perata-D
Firearms: product liability


SB 688

Burton-D
Civil action: victims of 9/11


SB 692

Escutia-D
Summary judgment: burden of proof


SB 693

Scott-D
Commencement of actions: hazardous substances


SB 711*

Dunn-D
State employees: active duty


SB 721

Battin-R
Sex offenders: registration


SB 789

Kuehl-D
Anti-SLAPP motions


SB 800

Burton-D
Liability: construction defects


SB 804

Polanco-D
Criminal background checks


SB 805

McPherson-R
Deposition officers


SB 807

Dunn-D
Vehicles


SB 818

Johnson-R
Sex crimes: threats


SB 822

Poochigian-R
County sheriffs: search and rescue


SB 823*

Poochigian-R
Law enforcement funding


SB 836*

Scott-D
Sex offenders


SB 846*

Ackerman-R
Tax credits: attorneys


SB 861

Costa-D
Crime laboratories: funds


SB 900

Ortiz-D
Criminal history information


SB 911

Alarcon-D
California-Tribal Justice Act of 2001


SB 918*

Ortiz-D
Drug treatment


SB 927

Escutia-D
Courts: domestic violence: interpreters


SB 934

Margett-R
False claims actions: restrictions


SB 935

Margett-R
Police vehicle pursuit: punishment


SB 938

Margett-R
Works of improvement: liens


SB 939

Soto-D
Violence prevention programs


SB 983

Knight-R
Nuisance: exempt activities


SB 994

Morrow-R
Liability: public skateboard parks


SB 1021

Escutia-D
Law enforcement technology


SB 1025

Karnette-D
Driving under the influence: priors


SB 1030

Brulte-R
Child abandonment: newborns


SB 1034

Vincent-D
Bail


SB 1047

Poochigian-R
Carrying loaded firearms in public: punishment


SB 1060

Knight-R
Enhancements: use of firearms


SB 1094

Alarcon-D
Private judges


SB 1103

Margett-R
Controlled substances: Ecstasy


SB 1133

Poochigian-R
Class actions


SB 1139

Figueroa-D
School/Law Enforcement Partnership: hate crimes


SB 1171

Scott-D
Motor carriers and commercial motor vehicles


SB 1179

Senate Public Employment And Retirement Committee
Judges' Retirement Fund


SB 1196

Romero-D
Sovereign immunity: waiver


SB 1210

Romero-D
Live animals: exhibit


SB 1211

Romero-D
Peace officers: interrogations


SB 1217

Romero-D
Prisons


SB 1242*

Brulte-R
Criminal identification: specimen or sample collection


SB 1252

Alarcon-D
Native Americans


SB 1254

Alpert-D
Identity theft


SB 1259

Ackerman-R
Payment card scanning and encoding devices


SB 1260

Escutia-D
Bioterrorism


SB 1265

Alpert-D
Domestic violence: victim access to law enforcement reports


SB 1267

Battin-R
Terrorist threats


SB 1271

Ackerman-R
Uniform Transfer on Death Security Registration Act


SB 1274*

Haynes-R
Income tax credits: doctors and lawyers


SB 1279*

Murray-D
Antiterrorism Safety Bond Act of 2002


SB 1283

Haynes-R
Concealed firearms licenses


SB 1284*

Battin-R
Military reserves


SB 1285*

Knight-R
Firearms: firearm safety devices


SB 1287*

Alarcon-D
Weapons of mass destruction


SB 1298

Ortiz-D
Public Health: terrorist health threats


SB 1301

Kuehl-D
Reproductive Privacy Act


SB 1306

Figueroa-D
Cruelty to bovine animals


SB 1307

Haynes-R
Crime


SB 1312

Peace-D
Public safety communication


SB 1313

Margett-R
Counties and cities: contracts: law enforcement


SB 1316

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Court unification


SB 1317*

Johannessen-R
Public employees' retirement: local sheriffs


SB 1319

Haynes-R
Active and retired out-of-state peace officers: firearms


SB 1320

Kuehl-D
Stalking


SB 1322

Ackerman-R
Writs of possession: disposition of judgment property


SB 1324

Ortiz-D
Medical evidentiary examinations: training centers


SB 1325

Kuehl-D
Personal jurisdiction: general appearance


SB 1343

Torlakson-D
Trial court funding: Contra Costa County


SB 1350*

McPherson-R
Emergency services: terrorism


SB 1361*

Brulte-R
Chief probation officers


SB 1362

Karnette-D
Female inmates: family visitation


SB 1370

Bowen-D
Servicing of indebtedness: transfer


SB 1371

Morrow-R
Court reporting


SB 1373

O'Connell-D
Dogs and cats: registration and microchipping


SB 1376

Margett-R
Sex offenders: residency prohibition


SB 1377

Margett-R
Murder in the first degree


SB 1386

Peace-D
Personal information: privacy


SB 1390

Peace-D
Criminal procedure


SB 1391

Burton-D
Criminal procedure: history


SB 1395

Machado-D
Peace officers: skin cancer


SB 1396

Dunn-D
Judicial security


SB 1399

Romero-D
Spousal support: failure to pay


SB 1403

Kuehl-D
Landlord-tenant


SB 1406

Kuehl-D
Mediation proceedings


SB 1420

Johannessen-R
Vehicles: noise citations


SB 1421

Romero-D
Sex crimes: fraudulent representation


SB 1423

Chesbro-D
Victims of crime: compensation


SB 1431

McPherson-R
California Institution for Men


SB 1433

Margett-R
Illegal commerce


SB 1437

Oller-R
Theft of free newspapers


SB 1447

Chesbro-D
Treatment for persons addicted to narcotics


SB 1449

Vasconcellos-D
Drug treatment: probationers: parolees


SB 1457*

Johannessen-R
Law enforcement: county sheriffs


SB 1459

Romero-D
Unauthorized practice of law


SB 1481

Polanco-D
Inmate welfare fund


SB 1489*

Perata-D
Speed contests and reckless driving


SB 1490

Perata-D
Handgun registry


SB 1497

Polanco-D
Parole: life prisoners


SB 1504

Ackerman-R
Instruments


SB 1512

Scott-D
Parental custody and control


SB 1516

Romero-D
Public safety officers: Procedural Bill of Rights Act


SB 1517

Polanco-D
Sentencing: three strikes


SB 1537

Polanco-D
Treatment centers: parolees and probationers


SB 1538

Burton-D
Employment arbitration agreements


SB 1539

Senate Public Employment And Retirement Committee
Retirement benefits


SB 1541

O'Connell-D
Peace officers: recording communications


SB 1544

Karnette-D
Foreign prisoner transfers


SB 1559

Figueroa-D
Child witness


SB 1565

Polanco-D
Terrorists


SB 1575

Sher-D
Wills and trusts: prohibited transferees: exceptions


SB 1576

Bowen-D
Landlords: disclosure of demolitions


SB 1590

Karnette-D
Motor vehicles: reportable property damage


SB 1603

Oller-R
Collaborative law


SB 1611

McClintock-R
State prisons: self-sufficiency


SB 1615

Johannessen-R
Assault weapons


SB 1616

Machado-D
Eminent domain: agricultural land


SB 1618

Kuehl-D
Marriage license fees


SB 1625

Soto-D
Sex offenders: disclosure


SB 1626

Soto-D
Vandalism


SB 1627

Kuehl-D
Domestic Violence Restraining Order System


SB 1637

Torlakson-D
Public employees: peace officers


SB 1643

Johnson-R
Brown Act/emergency meetings


SB 1656*

Scott-D
Teacher credentialing: registered sex offenders


SB 1658

Soto-D
Support: laches


SB 1670

Scott-D
Firearm safety devices


SB 1677

Alpert-D
Surrogate parents


SB 1680

Polanco-D
Tobacco products


SB 1686*

Margett-R
California Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act


SB 1689

Margett-R
Criminal law: prohibited weapons


SB 1690*

Margett-R
Persons committed to medical facilities: study


SB 1698

Romero-D
Statute of limitations


SB 1702

Peace-D
State Board of Equalization investigators


SB 1704

Ortiz-D
Child custody investigations


SB 1707

Senate Judiciary Committee
Arbitration: standards of ethics


SB 1712

Scott-D
Domestic violence


SB 1719

Sher-D
Petty theft and burglary based on shoplifting


SB 1720

Costa-D
Prisoners: time credits


SB 1722

Escutia-D
Domestic violence: child witness


SB 1725

Morrow-R
Schoolbus driver certificates


SB 1729

McPherson-R
Vehicles: violations


SB 1732

Escutia-D
Court facilities


SB 1735

Karnette-D
Victims of crime: domestic violence


SB 1739

Morrow-R
Witnesses: protection


SB 1744

Scott-D
Mentally incompetent minors


SB 1745

Polanco-D
Domestic violence and child abuse


SB 1754

McPherson-R
Bench warrants: assessments


SB 1757

Battin-R
Driving under the influence


SB 1775

Ortiz-D
State Department of Motor Vehicles: confidentiality


SB 1776*

Poochigian-R
Income tax credits: Military reservists


SB 1779

Burton-D
Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitations


SB 1780

Escutia-D
Domestic violence


SB 1784

Ackerman-R
Plea bargaining


SB 1791

Karnette-D
The office of the Inspector General


SB 1793

Burton-D
Youthful Offender Parole Board


SB 1796

Polanco-D
Political expression


SB 1798

Ackerman-R
Maintenance of Codes: corrections of penal provisions


SB 1800

Johannessen-R
Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act


SB 1801

O'Connell-D
Public employees' retirement: patrol members


SB 1803

Scott-D
Elder and dependent adults: financial abuse


SB 1804

Escutia-D
Residential care facilities for the elderly


SB 1807

Chesbro-D
Firearms


SB 1812

Brulte-R
Single shot pistols


SB 1816

Chesbro-D
Native American sacred sites


SB 1852

Assembly Public Safety Committee
Maintenance of the codes: omnibus bill


SB 1855

Knight-R
Sentencing: firearms enhancements


SB 1860

Karnette-D
Vehicles: speeding


SB 1867

Figueroa-D
Victims of sex offenses and of domestic violence


SB 1873*

Escutia-D
Victims of crime: terrorist attacks


SB 1878

Poochigian-R
Will contests


SB 1887*

McPherson-R
Actions against felons


SB 1891

Perata-D
Bicycle theft


SB 1894*

Escutia-D
Domestic violence programs


SB 1895

Escutia-D
State Office of Criminal Justice Planning


SB 1897*

Kuehl-D
State Bar of California: miscellaneous charges


SB 1902

Monteith-R
Child abduction investigators


SB 1943

Perata-D
Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation Syst.


SB 1956

Polanco-D
Dependency proceedings: notice


SB 1965

Alpert-D
Sex offender registration


SB 1980

McPherson-R
Court orders


SB 2000

Dunn-D
Electric power and natural gas: unlawful practices


SB 2002

Vasconcellos-D
Prisoners: evaluation


SB 2009

Morrow-R
Court documents: signature


SB 2011

Burton-D
Judicial branch employees


SB 2023*

Figueroa-D
State government: vacant positions: peace officers


SB 2025*

Senate Business And Professions Committee
Professions and vocations


SB 2030

Morrow-R
Vehicles: traffic violator schools


SB 2031

Karnette-D
State Department of Motor Vehicles: records


SB 2032

Monteith-R
Display of the United States flag


SB 2038

Ackerman-R
Juvenile courts: ombudsman


SB 2041

Ackerman-R
Parent and child: dependent relationship


SB 2043

Bowen-D
Preservation of Antibiotics for Human Treatment Act of 2002


SB 2057

O'Connell-D
False emergency reports


SB 2061

Morrow-R
Privilege: electronic communication


SB 2069

Burton-D
Citations: quotas


SB 2079*

Burton-D
Driving instruction: motor carriers: drug testing


SB 2087

Soto-D
Vehicles: speed contests


SCA 12

Perata-D
Sales and use tax: munitions


SCA 14

Burton-D
Courts


SCA 15

Vasconcellos-D
Prisoners: rehabilitation


SCR 43

Poochigian-R
Deputy Sheriff Erik Jon Telen Memorial Highway


SCR 59

Battin-R
Child Abuse Prevention Month


SCR 64

Margett-R
Police Officer Louie Pompei Memorial Interchange


SCR 73

Kuehl-D
Sexual Assault Awareness Month


SCR 78

Polanco-D
Jt. Legislative Comm. on Prison Construction and Operations


SCR 85

Johannessen-R
California Highway Patrol Officer Arthur E. Dunn Memorial


SCR 86

Johannessen-R
California Highway Patrol Officer George W. Redding Memorial


SCR 89

Machado-D
CHP Officer Dale E. Newby Memorial Highway


SCR 100

Chesbro-D
Family History Month


SJR 16

Machado-D
Policing program


SJR 32

Haynes-R
Fight against terrorism


SJR 41

Speier-D
Permanent resident alien airport security screeners


SJR 48

Polanco-D
California fire service terrorism preparedness


AB 19

Jackson-D
Vehicles: school zones: fines


AB 22

Lowenthal-D
Local licenses to sell firearms


AB 23

Maddox-R
Gangs


AB 36

Steinberg-D
Confidentiality of writings


AB 41

Washington-D
Special prosecution teams and services: endangered children


AB 47*

Simitian-D
Juvenile court schools


AB 74

Washington-D
Interception communication


AB 89

Bates-R
In-Home Supportive Services: provider criminal clearances


AB 97

Zettel-R
Mentally disordered offenders


AB 105

Rod Pacheco-R
Public employees: peace officers: employee organizations


AB 109

Alquist-D
Elder and dependent adult abuse


AB 126*

Firebaugh-D
Crime prevention: DISARM program


AB 127

Firebaugh-D
Youth Enriched by Sports Program


AB 141

Cardoza-D
Internet: minors


AB 154*

La Suer-R
Controlled substances: permits to conduct business


AB 155

Lowenthal-D
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


AB 170

La Suer-R
Public safety officers


AB 191

Bates-R
Elder and dependent abuse


AB 216

Matthews-D
Victims' rights: notification


AB 217*

Wesson-D
Domestic violence: mandatory batterers program


AB 225

Washington-D
Psychotropic drugs: dependent children


AB 227*

Dutra-D
Unclaimed property: escheat


AB 239

Runner-R
Controlled substances: methamphetamine and phencyclidine


AB 241

Dickerson-R
Traffic offenses


AB 246*

Bill Campbell-R
Income taxes: credit: adoption


AB 247

Maddox-R
Eminent domain: houses of worship


AB 255

Zettel-R
Elder and dependent adult abuse


AB 299*

Rod Pacheco-R
Mandatory child abuse reporting


AB 300

Simitian-D
Criminal law: imprisonment


AB 310

Goldberg-D
Female parolees


AB 324

Corbett-D
Firearms dealers


AB 329

Jackson-D
Court proceeding


AB 352

Runner-R
Undetectable knives


AB 354

Havice-D
School security officers: training


AB 355

Havice-D
School resource officer training


AB 363

Steinberg-D
Attorneys: rules of professional conduct


AB 374*

Matthews-D
Central Valley Rural Crime Prevention Program


AB 394

Maddox-R
Controlled substances


AB 415*

Runner-R
Emergency Alert System


AB 417

Cedillo-D
Public safety officers: civilian employees


AB 421

Wayne-D
Depositions: recording


AB 442*

Assembly Budget Committee
Budget trailer bill: bioterrorism


AB 456

John Campbell-R
Class actions: attorney's fees


AB 461

Dickerson-R
Sexual battery: minors


AB 496

Koretz-D
Firearms: product liability


AB 501

Runner-R
Internet: minors


AB 511

Matthews-D
Community property: primary residence


AB 517

Richman-R
Sentencing


AB 550

Zettel-R
Adoption


AB 557

Aroner-D
Death penalty: mental retardation


AB 562

Bogh-R
Local law enforcement funding


AB 565

Cardoza-D
Methamphetamine: penalties


AB 566

Koretz-D
Assault weapons buyback


AB 571

Canciamilla-D
Adoptions by relatives: study


AB 575

Cogdill-R
Substance abuse: drug endangered children


AB 576

Cogdill-R
Controlled substances: unlawful manufacture


AB 577

Cogdill-R
Controlled substances: manufacture


AB 579

La Suer-R
Sentencing: sex offense enhancements: minors


AB 580

La Suer-R
Assault: peace officers


AB 581

La Suer-R
Transit: fare evasion


AB 591

Vargas-D
Indians: child welfare services: adoptions


AB 596

Negrete McLeod-D
Public health: hepatitis C


AB 650

Leach-R
Domestic violence: medical examinations


AB 665*

Bates-R
Income taxes: credit: adoption


AB 670

Strom-Martin-D
Animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect


AB 700

Simitian-D
Electronic signatures: notarization


AB 703

Cardoza-D
Sex offender registration


AB 739

Frommer-D
Construction defect litigation


AB 746

La Suer-R
Nonresident petitioners: adoption


AB 752

Briggs-R
Legal advertising


AB 756

Maldonado-R
Sex offender registration: disclosure


AB 757

Maldonado-R
Sexually violent predators


AB 758

Maddox-R
Peace officers: spinal x-rays


AB 765

Maddox-R
Probation officers


AB 785

Bates-R
Commercial courts: pilot project


AB 788

Firebaugh-D
Crime prevention: racial profiling


AB 797

Shelley-D
Public records: confidentiality of addresses


AB 799

Shelley-D
Parentage: establishment


AB 803

Maddox-R
Peace officers: public safety officials


AB 808*

Shelley-D
Recovery of missing children


AB 823

Richman-R
High speed chase: sanctions


AB 838

Koretz-D
Peace officers: postsecondary education: tuition


AB 840

Robert Pacheco-R
Exemplary damages


AB 846

Strickland-R
Youth Authority: commitment


AB 851

Briggs-R
Firearms: unsafe handguns


AB 853

Liu-D
Dependent children: visitation


AB 879

Keeley-D
Law enforcement: crime prevention programs


AB 881

Simitian-D
Discovery


AB 882

Cedillo-D
Cancellation of POST certification


AB 884

Leach-R
Sentencing: sex offenses


AB 886

Simitian-D
Parental authority: educational decisions


AB 897

Daucher-R
Domestic violence


AB 905

Cohn-D
Housing: down payment assistance: public safety officers


AB 911

Simitian-D
Vehicles: cellular phones


AB 940

Keeley-D
False claims: penalties


AB 979*

Cedillo-D
School employees


AB 987

Maldonado-R
Custodial officers: County of Santa Barbara


AB 1005

Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, And Internet Media Committee
Audio and audiovisual privacy


AB 1016

Oropeza-D
Bail


AB 1037

Firebaugh-D
State attorneys: compensation


AB 1040

Dutra-D
Disabled persons: liability


AB 1059

Keeley-D
Vessels


AB 1067

Jackson-D
Arbitration


AB 1141

Cox-R
Offenses against minors


AB 1155

Dutra-D
Identity theft


AB 1158

Cardenas-D
Crimes: sex offenses


AB 1188

Briggs-R
Firearms


AB 1195

Correa-D
Public safety officers


AB 1203

Dickerson-R
Rural Crime Prevention Program


AB 1210

La Suer-R
Forensic laboratories


AB 1211

La Suer-R
High technology crimes: probation


AB 1215

Ashburn-R
California Project Exile Pilot Program of 2001


AB 1219

Simitian-D
Identity theft


AB 1260

Wayne-D
Discovery: misuses of the process


AB 1289

Florez-D
Elder abuse: civil actions


AB 1305

Rod Pacheco-R
Drunk driving: felony


AB 1314

Havice-D
Parking


AB 1317

Liu-D
Pupils: expulsion


AB 1322

Negrete McLeod-D
Peace officers: equipment


AB 1338

Koretz-D
Civil unions


AB 1339

Keeley-D
School security training


AB 1344

Cox-R
Graffiti: etching cream: minors


AB 1349

Pescetti-R
Adoption records: adult adoptees


AB 1360

Simitian-D
Criminal procedure: identity theft


AB 1373

Wyman-R
Department of Corrections: database


AB 1395

Ashburn-R
Adoption: post-adoption counseling services


AB 1398

Florez-D
Vehicles: fines


AB 1399

Cardenas-D
Crime prevention: juvenile repeat offender program


AB 1416

Leach-R
Controlled substances: Ecstasy


AB 1450*

Cardenas-D
Gangs


AB 1468

Briggs-R
City and county adult and juvenile detention facilities


AB 1474

Koretz-D
Driver's license and identification card fee increases


AB 1476

Dickerson-R
Unsolved Violent Crimes Program


AB 1504

Robert Pacheco-R
Attorneys' fees: early demand


AB 1512

Aroner-D
Death penalty


AB 1524

Florez-D
Inmate and medical records


AB 1545

Florez-D
Child care facilities: criminal record information


AB 1546

Zettel-R
Reckless driving: penalty


AB 1555

Ashburn-R
Sex offenders: Internet access to CD-ROM data base


AB 1571

Shelley-D
Court employees: Supreme Court and courts of appeal


AB 1590

Simitian-D
Criminal procedure: search and seizure hearing


AB 1600

Keeley-D
Health care service plans


AB 1610

Wright-D
Voting by prisoners


AB 1613

Washington-D
Vehicle forfeiture: storage


AB 1620

Washington-D
Crime prevention


AB 1647

John Campbell-R
Wiretaps


AB 1660

Negrete McLeod-D
Jury service: pollworkers


AB 1685

Thomson-D
Driving under the influence: seatbelts


AB 1698

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Legal assistants


AB 1699

Steinberg-D
Arbitration


AB 1703

Steinberg-D
Attorneys: pro bono services


AB 1726

Assembly Jobs, Economic Development And The Economy Committee
Vehicles: speed contests


AB 1746

Liu-D
Postsecondary education: surviving dependents of 9/11


AB 1754

Leslie-R
Fraudulent documents: conspiracy


AB 1758

Nakano-D
Limitation of actions: Holocaust-era artwork


AB 1759*

Wesson-D
California memorial license plates


AB 1764

Wayne-D
False impersonation


AB 1767

Papan-D
Discovery: Judicial Council of California


AB 1768*

Oropeza-D
Budget Trailer Bill


AB 1770

Papan-D
Eminent domain proceedings


AB 1772

Harman-R
Unclaimed property law: notice to owners


AB 1773

Wayne-D
Prosecution of identity theft committed in multiple counties


AB 1778

Nakano-D
Public safety: water treatment plant security


AB 1783

Firebaugh-D
Driving


AB 1784

Harman-R
Construction of instruments


AB 1790

Goldberg-D
Sentencing: three strikes


AB 1812

Frommer-D
Criminal information


AB 1815

Frommer-D
Homeland defense bonds


AB 1819

Robert Pacheco-R
Delinquent fines: collection


AB 1821

Lowenthal-D
Civil liability: donated fire protection equipment


AB 1827

Zettel-R
Parole hearings


AB 1828

Bill Campbell-R
Halal (Islamic) food


AB 1832

Robert Pacheco-R
Detention hearings


AB 1835

Bates-R
Peace officers


AB 1838*

Hertzberg-D
Weapons of mass destruction


AB 1839

Bill Campbell-R
Indemnity: public agency


AB 1840

Diaz-D
Private security services: peace officers


AB 1847

Correa-D
Public employees: public safety members


AB 1855

Steinberg-D
Criminal history information


AB 1858

Hollingsworth-R
Sexual assault felony enforcement (SAFE) teams


AB 1860

Migden-D
Sexual assault victims: postcoital contraceptions


AB 1861

Harman-R
Motion to strike: incarcerated plaintiffs


AB 1868

Koretz-D
Controlled substances: nuisance abatement


AB 1873

Koretz-D
Peace officers personnel records: confidentiality


AB 1877

Maldonado-R
Turning Point Academy: use of facilities


AB 1886

Jackson-D
Vehicles: school zone fines


AB 1909

Cohn-D
Domestic violence: demonstration project


AB 1915

Lowenthal-D
Domestic violence: new license plates


AB 1917

Matthews-D
Off-duty and retired officers: firearms


AB 1928

Jackson-D
Civil actions: gender-related violence


AB 1933

Reyes-D
Civil actions: domestic violence


AB 1938

Aroner-D
Guardianship: conservatorships: custody


AB 1941

Havice-D
Rave parties: permits


AB 1942

Chu-D
Youth Anti-Bias Pilot Program


AB 1944

Wright-D
Identification


AB 1954

Vargas-D
Terrorism security


AB 1957

Robert Pacheco-R
Public guardians: criminal history information


AB 1958

Bates-R
Coroner's reports


AB 1960

Briggs-R
Firearms: unsafe handguns


AB 1962

Hollingsworth-R
Electronic communication


AB 1963

Hollingsworth-R
Peace officers


AB 1967

Zettel-R
Sexually violent predators: petitions for release


AB 1970

Matthews-D
Juries: peace officer exemption


AB 1981

Simitian-D
Discovery


AB 1987

Harman-R
Peace officers: firearms


AB 1990

Liu-D
Forfeiture


AB 2000*

Nakano-D
Terrorist response


AB 2002

Alquist-D
Urban search and rescue: disasters


AB 2011

Bogh-R
Blood tests: driving under the influence


AB 2015

Corbett-D
Possession of burglary tools


AB 2016

Negrete McLeod-D
Truancy: San Bernardino County


AB 2019

Wayne-D
Unlawful gains: disgorgement


AB 2021

Nakano-D
Peace officers: training: terrorism


AB 2022

Longville-D
Courthouse construction: filing fee surcharges


AB 2023

Frommer-D
Public employees' retirement: local safety members


AB 2030

Goldberg-D
Protective orders: fees


AB 2032

Canciamilla-D
Enhancements


AB 2033

Robert Pacheco-R
Admissibility of evidence


AB 2035

Frommer-D
Disaster response field hospitals


AB 2040

Diaz-D
Custodial officers: personnel records


AB 2041

Vargas-D
Liability: emergency care


AB 2049

Aroner-D
Young Adult Offenders Reentry Pilot Program


AB 2055*

Robert Pacheco-R
Attorney work product


AB 2072

Mountjoy-R
Open meetings: closed sessions: security


AB 2074

Chavez-D
Driving under the influence


AB 2075

Chavez-D
Probation costs


AB 2076

Briggs-R
County law enforcement funding


AB 2080

Steinberg-D
Firearms: illegal trafficking


AB 2081

Briggs-R
Firearms


AB 2098

Bates-R
Vehicles: driving under the influence


AB 2099

Diaz-D
Peace officers: antiterrorism training: grant program


AB 2101*

Rod Pacheco-R
Terrorist activities: penalties


AB 2102*

Zettel-R
Terrorist activities: penalties


AB 2103*

Wyman-R
Terrorist activities: penalties


AB 2104

Rod Pacheco-R
Terrorism: statute of limitations


AB 2105*

La Suer-R
DNA collection: terrorist activity


AB 2106*

Bogh-R
Weapons of mass destruction cases


AB 2107*

Strickland-R
Money laundering: weapons of mass destruction


AB 2108*

Hollingsworth-R
Terrorist activities


AB 2109*

Cogdill-R
Weapons of mass destruction


AB 2110

Rod Pacheco-R
Terrorism: death penalty


AB 2113*

Bogh-R
Identification


AB 2114*

La Suer-R
Terrorism: evidence


AB 2133

Goldberg-D
Inmate visitation and regulations


AB 2140

Simitian-D
Elder and dependent adult abuse


AB 2145

Chu-D
Unauthorized insertion of materials in publications


AB 2147

Chu-D
Victims of crime: compensation


AB 2150

Chu-D
Hate crimes


AB 2154

Robert Pacheco-R
Juvenile justice: Expedited Youth Accountability Program


AB 2159

Cardoza-D
Children of incarcerated parents


AB 2163

Harman-R
Domestic violence programs: funding


AB 2170

Harman-R
Peace officer


AB 2173

Wayne-D
Sentencing law: rewriting numerous provisions


AB 2200

Ashburn-R
Voluntary County Work Release Programs: credits earned


AB 2203

Florez-D
State prisons: confidentiality of personnel information


AB 2211

Horton-D
Criminal procedure: community import study


AB 2216

Keeley-D
Intestate succession: domestic partners


AB 2221

Keeley-D
Air pollution: permits: civil actions


AB 2222

Koretz-D
.50 caliber sniper weapons


AB 2229

Nation-D
Sexually violent predators


AB 2238

Dickerson-R
Public Safety Officials Home Protection Act


AB 2240

Wright-D
DNA Paternity testing


AB 2245

Wright-D
Child support


AB 2252

Cohn-D
Jurisdiction: evidence of sex offenses


AB 2258

Cardenas-D
Department of the Youth Authority: recidivism study


AB 2260

Wright-D
Eminent domain: Los Angeles Unified School District


AB 2262

Cardenas-D
Carjacking


AB 2263

Kehoe-D
Family courts


AB 2272

Cogdill-R
Controlled substances: unlawful manufacture and possession


AB 2276*

Dutra-D
Hazardous materials: vehicles: emergency


AB 2279

La Suer-R
Detention of minors: peace officer authority


AB 2280

La Suer-R
Testimony: hypnosis


AB 2281

La Suer-R
Assault: peace officers and firefighters


AB 2287

Matthews-D
Victims' rights: statements


AB 2291

John Campbell-R
Legal representation in class actions


AB 2300

Bates-R
Controlled substances: Scheduling of Ecstasy (MDMA)


AB 2321

Hertzberg-D
Tort Claims Act: judiciary


AB 2336

Negrete McLeod-D
Prisoners parental or marital rights


AB 2339

Steinberg-D
Rewards


AB 2340

Rod Pacheco-R
Murder


AB 2343*

Robert Pacheco-R
Terrorism


AB 2346

Dickerson-R
County authority for custodial deputy sheriff's positions


AB 2348

Cardenas-D
Etching acid


AB 2350

John Campbell-R
Crime


AB 2359

La Suer-R
Criminal law: destructive devices


AB 2362

Canciamilla-D
Vessels: sanitation devices


AB 2371

Rod Pacheco-R
Sex offenders: probation


AB 2394

Negrete McLeod-D
Parole


AB 2402

Rod Pacheco-R
Speed limits: City of Norco: equestrian trails


AB 2406

Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
Disaster assistance


AB 2421

Firebaugh-D
Prison Industry Authority


AB 2435

Jackson-D
Victims of crime: services


AB 2441

Bates-R
Child abduction prevention


AB 2442

Keeley-D
Child Abuse Central Index: task force


AB 2443

La Suer-R
Public safety officer-peer support counselor privilege


AB 2454

Mountjoy-R
Minors: medication: drugs


AB 2456

Jackson-D
Inmates: notification of access to personal information


AB 2460

Bill Campbell-R
Criminal history information


AB 2462

Bates-R
Domestic violence: victims of crime


AB 2463

Pescetti-R
Sex offenses


AB 2470

Jackson-D
Minors: out-of-court statements


AB 2471

Robert Pacheco-R
Criminal punishment


AB 2478

Negrete McLeod-D
State Energy Resources Conservation and Dev. Committee


AB 2479

Jackson-D
Terrorism: substances of concern


AB 2480

Wyman-R
Blood tests


AB 2483

Diaz-D
How to Live in America


AB 2486

Keeley-D
Environmental Circuit Prosecutor Project


AB 2488

La Suer-R
Criminal information: specimen or sample collection


AB 2493

Robert Pacheco-R
Service of process


AB 2496

Steinberg-D
Juvenile justice: detained minors awaiting placement


AB 2499

Frommer-D
Evidence in sex assault cases: statute of limitations


AB 2504

Jackson-D
Judges: arbitration


AB 2513

Wyman-R
Peace officers: Los Angeles Airport


AB 2516

Bill Campbell-R
Obstruction of officers and emergency medical technicians


AB 2522*

Dutra-D
California Highway Patrol: transportation


AB 2524

Goldberg-D
Civil rights: appeals


AB 2526

Dickerson-R
Ability to pay hearings


AB 2529

Negrete McLeod-D
Hepatitis C


AB 2539

Rod Pacheco-R
Parole: sex offenders


AB 2542

Jackson-D
Victims of crime: reimbursement


AB 2562*

Vargas-D
Anti-Terrorism Information Center


AB 2563

Vargas-D
Domestic violence: protective orders


AB 2565

Vargas-D
Crimes: DNA testing


AB 2574

Harman-R
Arbitration: conflicts of interest


AB 2578

Shelley-D
Breach of confidentiality: proprietary information


AB 2579

Wyland-R
Paternity: presumed fathers


AB 2580

Simitian-D
Dangerous weapons: permit holders


AB 2581

Cogdill-R
Obscene matter


AB 2583

Chu-D
Postsecondary education: sexual assault


AB 2584

Matthews-D
Payroll services


AB 2589

Cardoza-D
Controlled substances: destruction of seized material


AB 2591

Hertzberg-D
Law Enforcement: Anti-drug programs


AB 2592

Maddox-R
Misdemeanor sex registration


AB 2599

Daucher-R
Anti-Terrorism Task Force Trust Fund


AB 2623

Mountjoy-R
Vehicles: fetus


AB 2645

Aanestad-R
Brown Act: security


AB 2648

Wyland-R
Law libraries


AB 2652

Chu-D
Domestic violence: protective orders


AB 2653

Chu-D
Criminal procedure


AB 2654

Wyman-R
Forensic identification


AB 2655

Matthews-D
Controlled substances


AB 2656

Corbett-D
Arbitration: private arbitration companies


AB 2659

Runner-R
Fingerprinting


AB 2660

Rod Pacheco-R
Child abuse: felonies


AB 2661

Pavley-D
Destructive devices


AB 2670*

Wyman-R
Income taxes: military exemptions


AB 2672

Leonard-R
Child abuse reporting


AB 2673*

Cogdill-R
Conservation camps: Madera County


AB 2677

Nation-D
Preferential parking ordinances: greenhouse gas emissions


AB 2679

Daucher-R
Domestic abuse


AB 2690

Cardoza-D
Court financial statements: audits


AB 2695

Oropeza-D
Firearms: domestic violence


AB 2710

Wyman-R
Murder: special circumstances


AB 2713

Cox-R
Professional negligence


AB 2723

Washington-D
Evidence: admissibility


AB 2729

Wesson-D
Victims of crime: domestic violence counseling


AB 2733

Cogdill-R
Peace officers: invasion of privacy


AB 2735

Chan-D
Elder and dependent adult abuse


AB 2736

Chan-D
Mental health services


AB 2742

Pavley-D
Law enforcement funding: surveillance


AB 2750

Wesson-D
Adult education: classes in correctional facilities


AB 2756

Canciamilla-D
Paralegals


AB 2764

Papan-D
Criminal proceedings: sanctions


AB 2765

Reyes-D
Motor vehicles: speed contests


AB 2773

Salinas-D
Prisons Industry Authority: inmate labor


AB 2793

Pescetti-R
Firearms


AB 2794

Reyes-D
HIV and AIDS testing


AB 2802

Strom-Martin-D
Corrections: arbitration


AB 2808

Washington-D
Homeland defense training


AB 2826

Daucher-R
Warrantless arrests: victims over age 65


AB 2842

Harman-R
Depositions: audio and video recordings


AB 2846

Frommer-D
Public safety officers: American flag


AB 2847

Florez-D
Animal control


AB 2862

Migden-D
Domestic partnership


AB 2864*

Wiggins-D
Law enforcement funding


AB 2865

Koretz-D
Appellate issues: judges


AB 2870

Harman-R
Building inspections: liability


AB 2879

Strom-Martin-D
Judges' retirement


AB 2887

Koretz-D
Vehicles


AB 2899

Migden-D
Criminal procedure: homeless courts: pilot project


AB 2901*

Wiggins-D
Grants: law enforcement


AB 2902

Koretz-D
Unsafe handguns: testing


AB 2905

Wright-D
HIV testing: inmates


AB 2910

Frommer-D
Sexually violent predator


AB 2913*

Firebaugh-D
Bracero workers: statute of limitations


AB 2914

Wiggins-D
Attorneys: bankruptcy


AB 2915

Wayne-D
Arbitration


AB 2925

Migden-D
Jury duty


AB 2934

Wayne-D
Uniform Family Support Act


AB 2939

Pescetti-R
Attorneys: Legal Consumers' Protection Act


AB 2949

Wayne-D
Small claims court: jurisdiction


AB 2951

Aroner-D
Law enforcement funding


AB 2972

Aroner-D
Discrimination: homeless youth


AB 2975

Daucher-R
Domestic relations: temporary restraining orders


AB 3000*

Assembly Budget Committee
Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill


AB 3024

Assembly Transportation Committee
Miscellaneous transportation matters


AB 3027

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Juries


AB 3028

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Court procedures


AB 3029

Steinberg-D
Consumer arbitration agreements


AB 3030

Corbett-D
Arbitration


AB 3032

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Child support enforcement


AB 3033

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Family law


AB 3034

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Maintenance of the codes


AB 3036

Corbett-D
Guardianship


ACA 15

Wayne-D
Court consolidation


ACR 37

Zettel-R
Child abuse and neglect


ACR 48

La Suer-R
National Crime Victims' Rights Week


ACR 123

Wayne-D
California Law Revision Commission: studies


ACR 125

Papan-D
Relative to the protection of personal information


ACR 127

Oropeza-D
September 11, 2001


ACR 129

Havice-D
Crime Victims' Rights Week


ACR 131

Havice-D
California Peace Officers' Memorial Day


ACR 132

Havice-D
Law Enforcement Appreciation Week


ACR 146

Correa-D
California Police and Fire Games


ACR 192

Zettel-R
Elder Abuse Prevention Month


ACR 228

Rod Pacheco-R
Sheriff Larry D. Smith


ACR 229

Diaz-D
Mexican Consular identification cards


ACR 240

Aroner-D
Adoption and permanent placement


ACR 242

Mountjoy-R
Jury Rights Day


ACR 245

Mountjoy-R
National Adoption Month


ACR 246

Correa-D
Red Ribbon Week


AJR 31

Thomson-D
Antiterrorism funding


AJR 41

Cogdill-R
Terrorism: President Bush


AJR 46

Cardoza-D
Arafat Accountability Act


AJR 52

Chan-D
National Memorial: Flight 93


AJR 63

Richman-R
Extradition


HR 9

Calderon-D
Legislative oversight


HR 35

Havice-D
Off-duty Peace Officers' "Federal Deputy Program"