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SB-626 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District: police force.(2015-2016)

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Senate Bill No. 626
CHAPTER 492

An act to add Section 105033 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to transit districts.

[ Approved by Governor  October 04, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State  October 04, 2015. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 626, McGuire. Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District: police force.
Existing law creates the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District, within the Counties of Sonoma and Marin, governed by a 12-member board of directors. Existing law requires the district to work with specified authorities to achieve a safe, efficient, and compatible system of passenger and freight rail service and authorizes the district to own, operate, manage, and maintain a passenger rail system within the territory of the district. Existing law requires the board to appoint a general manager for the district and authorizes the general manager to, among other things, appoint, supervise, suspend, or remove district officers, other than members of the board and officers appointed by the board.
This bill would authorize the board to establish the position of chief of police, subject to specified requirements. If the board determines that more than one peace officer is needed, the bill would require the board to contract with law enforcement agencies located within the County of Marin or the County of Sonoma for the additional law enforcement services of one or more peace officers.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 105033 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

105033.
 (a) The board is authorized to establish the position of chief of police. The chief of police shall be a duly sworn peace officer who shall be appointed by the board and who shall meet the current requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to Title 4 (commencing with Section 13500) of Part 4 of the Penal Code.
(b) If the board determines that more than one peace officer is needed, the board shall contract with law enforcement agencies located within the County of Marin or the County of Sonoma for the additional law enforcement services of one or more duly sworn peace officers who shall meet the current requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to Title 4 (commencing with Section 13500) of Part 4 of the Penal Code.