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SB-1160 Communications: service interruptions.(2011-2012)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-1160
Padilla (S)
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Communications: service interruptions.
03/24/12
An act to amend Section 7904 of, and to repeal and add Section 7907 of, the Public Utilities Code, relating to communications.
Senate
08/31/12
08/24/12

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/12 Consideration of Governors veto died on file.
09/29/12 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/29/12 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/06/12 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/29/12 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 33. Noes 0. Page 4972.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1160 without my signature.

This bill would require local law enforcement to make certain findings and determinations within six hours of interruption of communication service in barricade, hostage and emergency circumstances. While I applaud the author's efforts to authorize interruption of service only in the most extreme cases, the extent of the findings in the bill that must be made by officers engaged in conflict could divert attention away from resolving the conflict without further threat to public safety.

I encourage the author and law enforcement agencies to engage in discussion in the upcoming legislative session and send me a bill that balances protection of speech with the ability of law enforcement to utilize this tool in the protection of public health and safety.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.