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AB-2412 Police services: capital improvements.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/14/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2412


Introduced by Assembly Member Arambula

February 14, 2018


An act to add Section 6034 to the Penal Code, relating to police services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2412, as introduced, Arambula. Police services: capital improvements.
Existing law establishes the Board of State and Community Corrections and requires the board to, among other things, establish minimum standards for local correctional facilities, as specified.
This bill would require the board to administer a grant program for the purposes of constructing, renovating, or relocating police departments. The bill would require that grants be awarded to communities that meet specified requirements, including a population of 30,000 or less and have 25% or more of their census tracts with lower median household incomes, as specified, or areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution or other hazards, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 6034 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

6034.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to improve police services by providing capital improvement funds to public safety agencies to construct, renovate, or relocate police department facilities in rural underserved cities.
(b) The Board of State and Community Corrections shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, award grants to cities for the purposes of constructing, renovating, or relocating police departments. Grants shall be awarded to communities with concentrations of people that have low incomes, high unemployment rates, low levels of homeownership, high rent burdens, sensitive populations, or low levels of educational attainment. Grants shall be awarded only to cities that have a population of 30,000 or less and that have 25 percent or more of its census tracts with either of the following:
(1) Median household incomes at or below 80 percent of the statewide median income or with median household incomes at or below the threshold designated as low income by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s list of state income limits adopted pursuant to Section 50093 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) Areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution or other hazards that can lead to negative public health effects, exposure, or environmental degradation as defined in Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.