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AB-757 Local public safety dispatchers: training: human trafficking.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/19/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 757


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 19, 2019


An act to amend Section 13510 of the Penal Code, relating to local public safety dispatchers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 757, as introduced, Grayson. Local public safety dispatchers: training: human trafficking.
Existing law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to adopt and amend rules establishing minimum standards relating to the recruitment and training of local public safety dispatchers, who have the primary responsibility for providing dispatching services for local law enforcement agencies. Under existing law, those requirements apply to cities, counties, cities and counties, and districts receiving specified state aid and to consolidated dispatch centers operated by independent joint powers agencies.
This bill would require the commission, on or before January 1, 2021, to adopt training requirements for local public safety dispatchers that include 3 hours of training in recognizing the signs of human trafficking. The bill would require a person hired on or after January 1, 2021, to have received the training before beginning duty and would require a person employed as a local public safety dispatcher prior to January 1, 2021, to receive the training no later than January 1, 2022. By requiring local entities to train, or obtain training for, local public safety dispatchers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13510 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13510.
 (a) (1) For the purpose of raising the level of competence of local law enforcement officers, the commission shall adopt, and may from time to time amend, rules establishing minimum standards relating to physical, mental, and moral fitness that shall govern the recruitment of any city police officers, peace officer members of a county sheriff’s office, marshals or deputy marshals, peace officer members of a county coroner’s office notwithstanding Section 13526, reserve officers, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 830.6, police officers of a district authorized by statute to maintain a police department, peace officer members of a police department operated by a joint powers agency established by Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, regularly employed and paid inspectors and investigators of a district attorney’s office, as defined in Section 830.1, who conduct criminal investigations, peace officer members of a district, safety police officers and park rangers of the County of Los Angeles, as defined in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 830.31, or housing authority police departments.

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(2) The commission also shall adopt, and may from time to time amend, rules establishing minimum standards for training of city police officers, peace officer members of county sheriff’s offices, marshals or deputy marshals, peace officer members of a county coroner’s office notwithstanding Section 13526, reserve officers, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 830.6, police officers of a district authorized by statute to maintain a police department, peace officer members of a police department operated by a joint powers agency established by Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, regularly employed and paid inspectors and investigators of a district attorney’s office, as defined in Section 830.1, who conduct criminal investigations, peace officer members of a district, safety police officers and park rangers of the County of Los Angeles, as defined in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 830.31, and housing authority police departments.

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(3) These rules shall apply to those cities, counties, cities and counties, and districts receiving state aid pursuant to this chapter and shall be adopted and amended pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(b) The commission shall conduct research concerning job-related educational standards and job-related selection standards to include vision, hearing, physical ability, and emotional stability. Job-related standards that are supported by this research shall be adopted by the commission prior to January 1, 1985, and shall apply to those peace officer classes identified in subdivision (a). The commission shall consult with local entities during the conducting of related research into job-related selection standards.
(c) (1) For the purpose of raising the level of competence of local public safety dispatchers, the commission shall adopt, and may from time to time amend, rules establishing minimum standards relating to the recruitment and training of local public safety dispatchers having a primary responsibility for providing dispatching services for local law enforcement agencies described in subdivision (a), which (a). Those standards shall apply to those cities, counties, cities and counties, and districts receiving state aid pursuant to this chapter. These standards also shall apply to consolidated dispatch centers operated by an independent public joint powers agency established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code when providing dispatch services to the law enforcement personnel listed in subdivision (a). Those rules shall be adopted and amended pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. As used in this section, “primary responsibility” refers to the performance of law enforcement dispatching duties for a minimum of 50 percent of the time worked within a pay period.
(2) (A) On or before January 1, 2021, the commission shall adopt training requirements for local public safety dispatchers that include three hours of training in recognizing the signs of human trafficking.
(B) A person hired as a local public safety dispatcher in the state on or after January 1, 2021, shall complete the training before beginning duty. A person who is employed as a local public safety dispatcher in the state prior to January 1, 2021, shall receive the required training no later than January 1, 2022.
(d) Nothing in this This section shall does not prohibit a local agency from establishing selection and training standards that exceed the minimum standards established by the commission.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.