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SB-192 Posse comitatus.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 08/16/2019 09:00 PM

Enrolled  August 16, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  April 25, 2019
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 15, 2019


Senate Bill
No. 192

Introduced by Senator Hertzberg
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Kamlager-Dove and Wicks)

January 30, 2019

An act to repeal Sections 150 and 1550 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.


SB 192, Hertzberg. Posse comitatus.
Existing law makes an able-bodied person 18 years of age or older who neglects or refuses to join the posse comitatus or power of the county, by neglecting or refusing to aid and assist, as described, in making an arrest, retaking into custody a person who has escaped from arrest or imprisonment, or preventing a breach of the peace or the commission of any criminal offense, after being lawfully required by a uniformed peace officer or a judge, guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to punishment by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000.
This bill would repeal that provision and make conforming changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 150 of the Penal Code is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1550 of the Penal Code is repealed.