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AB-803 Peace Officer Peer Support Labor Management Committee.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-803
Gipson (A)
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Bigelow (A) , Bradford (S) , Caballero (S) , Cervantes (A) , Chen (A) , Cunningham (A) , Dahle (S) , Dodd (S) , Flora (A) , Fong (A) , Frazier (A) , Galgiani (S) , Eduardo Garcia (A) , Gonzalez (A) , Gray (A) , Hueso (S) , Hurtado (S) , Jones-Sawyer (A) , Kalra (A) , Kiley (A) , Lackey (A) , Levine (A) , Leyva (S) , Mitchell (S) , Nielsen (S) , Rodriguez (A) , Salas (A) , Wilk (S)
Peace Officer Peer Support Labor Management Committee.
03/23/19
An act to add Section 5020 to the Penal Code, relating to public safety.
Assembly
09/13/19
09/04/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/09/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/18/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/10/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3275.).
09/10/19 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 3252.)
09/09/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 11 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 803 without my signature.

This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to establish a Peer Support Labor Management Committee tasked with crafting and updating a standardized statewide policy for CDCR's peer-support program.

I strongly support efforts to improve existing peer-support and employee wellness programs for all CDCR employees.  However, I am concerned that the committee process envisioned by this bill will duplicate existing programmatic efforts already in place, as well as create additional bureaucratic obstacles to implementation of a consistent and successful program for all employees, not only peace officers.

I am signing Assembly Bill 1117, which creates standards for peer-counselor programs for local law enforcement entities.  This provides a model for ongoing conversations about this issue. I am directing CDCR to work with the Legislature and proponents of this bill to come to agreement on similar legislation that provides a meaningful voice for affected employees, and is also workable for the Department, as soon as possible.    

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom