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AB-2728 County sexual assault response team (SART) program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2728


Introduced by Assembly Member Berman

February 20, 2020


An act to amend Section 13898 of the Penal Code, relating to sexual assault.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2728, as introduced, Berman. County sexual assault response team (SART) program.
Existing law authorizes each county to establish an interagency sexual assault response team (SART) program for the purpose of providing a forum for interagency cooperation and coordination to effectively address the problem of sexual assault. Existing law requires each SART to, among other things, evaluate the effectiveness of individual agency and interagency protocols and systems by conducting case reviews involving sexual assault.
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 1.

 Section 13898 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13898.
 (a) Each A county may establish and implement an interagency sexual assault response team (SART) program for the purpose of providing a forum for interagency cooperation and coordination, to assess and make recommendations for the improvement in of the local sexual assault intervention system, and to facilitate improved communication and working relationships to effectively address the problem of sexual assault in California.
(b) Each A SART program shall be established and implemented pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.