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AB-294 Correctional facilities: gassing.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-294
Rodriguez (A)
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Boerner Horvath (A)
Correctional facilities: gassing.
02/28/19
An act to amend Sections 243.9, 2601, 4501.1, and 7510 of, and to add Sections 2068, 4033, 4034, 4501.2, and 7524 to, the Penal Code, relating to correctional facilities.
Assembly
09/16/19
09/04/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/13/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/23/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/11/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3378.).
09/11/19 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 3370.)
09/10/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 12 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 294 without my signature.

This bill would codify guidelines for state prison and county jail facilities to investigate the aggravated battery of "gassing" against both employees and inmates. It would require the facility to complete an investigation within six months of the violation, provide regular notice to employees and inmates of their rights if subject to a gassing incident, mandate that facilities document gassing incidents, and require training on these incidents and the provision of protective gear.

I support adoption of the author's concern for employee safety in correctional settings, and best practices that are already-or should already be-taking place at the state and local level. I encourage counties that are not already practicing this bill's tenets, to follow best practices for the sake of staff and inmate safety. This bill, however, would create a potentially significant state reimbursable mandate. I encourage the proponents to work with their counties to ensure employees are safe at work and protected from these types of violent incidents.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom