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AB-1184 Superior court security.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill
No. 1184

Introduced by Assembly Member Wagner

February 22, 2013

An act to amend Section 69921 of the Government Code, relating to courts.


AB 1184, as introduced, Wagner. Superior court security.
Existing law, the Superior Court Security Act of 2012, requires a presiding judge to develop, in conjunction with the sheriff or marshall, an annual or multiyear comprehensive court security plan, as defined, that includes a mutually agreed upon law enforcement security plan, as defined, to be utilized by the court. The act requires the sheriff to attend all superior court sessions held within his or her county, whenever required, as specified. Existing law requires the sheriff, with the approval and authorization of the board of supervisors, and on behalf of the county, in those counties in which the sheriff’s department provides court security services, to enter into an annual or multiyear memorandum of understanding with the superior court specifying an agreed-upon level of court security services and any other agreed-upon governing or operating procedures. Under the act, the sheriff is responsible for the necessary level of court security services, as established by the memorandum of understanding, except as specified.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 69921 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 For purposes of this article:
(a) “Court attendant” means a nonarmed, nonlaw enforcement employee of the superior court who performs those functions specified by the court, except those functions that may only be performed by armed and sworn personnel. A court attendant is not a peace officer or a public safety officer.
(b) “Court security plan” means a plan that is provided by the superior court to the Administrative Office of the Courts that and includes a law enforcement security plan and all other court security matters.
(c) “Law enforcement security plan” means a plan that is provided by a sheriff or marshal that and includes policies and procedures for providing public safety and law enforcement services to the court.