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AB-517 Orange County Property Crime Task Force.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/13/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 517


Introduced by Assembly Member Chen

February 13, 2019


An act to add Title 12.7 (commencing with Section 14260) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 517, as introduced, Chen. Orange County Property Crime Task Force.
Existing law encourages the establishment of local and regional task forces for law enforcement purposes, including, among others, the county sexual assault felony enforcement (SAFE) team program, and county task forces on violent crimes against women.
This bill would establish the Orange County Property Crime Task Force, whose mission would be to identify, arrest, and prosecute the criminals who participate in property crime, and to also increase prevention methods and diversion. The bill would specify the membership of the task force, specify the tasks that the task force would be required to complete, and require the task force to report to the Legislature, as specified. The bill would authorize implementation of these provisions only to the extent that funding is provided by an appropriation from the General Fund.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Title 12.7 (commencing with Section 14260) is added to Part 4 of the Penal Code, to read:

TITLE 12.7. Orange County Property Crime Task Force

14260.
 (a) The Orange County Property Crime Task Force is hereby established. The mission of the Orange County Property Crime Task Force is to identify, arrest, and prosecute the criminals who participate in property crime, and to increase prevention methods and diversion.
(b) The task force shall be comprised of the Orange County Sheriff, who shall be the chair of the task force, and the following representatives:
(1) One representative selected by each of the following:
(A) The Orange County District Attorney.
(B) The Orange County Public Defender.
(C) The Orange County Peace Officers Association.
(D) The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs.
(2) A representative from a crime victims’ association, appointed by the chair.
(3) A representative from a nonprofit, community-based property crime prevention organization, appointed by the chair.
(c) The members of the task force shall serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority.
(d) The task force shall do all of the following:
(1) Work together to assess problems with property crime in Orange County.
(2) Jointly develop prevention and diversion methods.
(3) Jointly share information and resources that lead to the prosecution of individuals who participate in property crime.
(4) Coordinate interagency action to implement those prevention methods.
(e) The task force shall issue a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2021, with specific recommendations for local efforts addressing at least the following five points:
(1) How to identify local, collaborative partners and define their respective roles in preventing and intervening in property crime.
(2) How to identify data to utilize in analyzing property crime in Orange County.
(3) How to identify effective messages and channels for communicating those messages to the public.
(4) How to identify specific strategies for all members of the local partnership, whether they are representatives of law enforcement, social services organizations or entities, or other organizations, in response to criminals who continue to participate in property crime.
(5) How to identify specific community referrals for youth participating in property crime activities, including, but not limited to, alternative activities, recreation, job training, after school and mentoring programs, substance abuse treatment programs, anger management, and other constructive social programs.
(f) (1) The report required pursuant to subdivision (e) shall be issued in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) The requirement for the report issued pursuant to subdivision (e) is inoperative on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.

14262.
 This title shall be implemented only to the extent that funding is provided by an appropriation from the General Fund.