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SB-1220 Peace and custodial officers. (2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-1220
Umberg (S)
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Peace and custodial officers.
03/22/20
An act to amend Section 1045 of the Evidence Code, and to add Section 832.11 to the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.
Senate
09/02/20
08/26/20

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/20 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/30/20 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/08/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
08/31/20 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 35. Noes 1.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/30/20 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1220 without my signature.

This bill would require each prosecuting agency to maintain a Brady list, which is a list containing the names of peace officers whose personnel files are likely to contain evidence of dishonesty or bias. This bill requires state and local law enforcement agencies to annually, or upon request, provide a list of names and badge numbers of officers employed by the agency in the preceding five years who have sustained findings of certain misconduct, are facing criminal prosecution, or are on probation to specified prosecuting agencies beginning January 1, 2022.

This bill would impose a significant state mandate and, because of the costs associated with this mandate, I cannot sign this bill. However, I share the author's goal of ensuring that our criminal justice system provides transparency and due process for criminal defendants. I am thereby directing the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a process in which they proactively provide information in the form of a list containing officer names and badge numbers to the 58 California district attorneys' offices in order to assist them to fulfill their prosecutorial discovery obligations.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom