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AB-2616 Peace officer training: gun violence restraining orders.(2019-2020)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2616


Introduced by Assembly Member Gabriel
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Berman, Bonta, Friedman, Gloria, Levine, Limón, McCarty, Petrie-Norris, Quirk-Silva, Luz Rivas, Mark Stone, and Wicks)
(Coauthor: Senator Wiener)

February 20, 2020


An act to add Section 13519.11 to the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2616, as introduced, Gabriel. Peace officer training: gun violence restraining orders.
Existing law requires specified categories of law enforcement officers to meet training standards pursuant to courses of training certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Existing law requires the commission to implement a course or courses of instruction for the training of law enforcement officers in California in the handling of domestic violence complaints and also to develop guidelines for law enforcement response to domestic violence. Existing law authorizes an immediate family member of a person or a law enforcement officer to request a court to issue a gun violence restraining order that would prohibit a person from, among other things, purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition, as specified.
This bill would require the commission to develop and implement, on or before January 1, 2022, a course of training for those law enforcement officers regarding gun violence restraining orders. The bill would require the course to be incorporated into the course or courses of basic training for law enforcement officers on or before January 1, 2022, and would require the course or courses to include specified topics, including the process of filing a petition for a gun violence restraining order and situational training to assist officers in identifying when a gun violence restraining order is appropriate. The bill would authorize law enforcement officers and administrators to participate in supplementary training that includes these topics.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13519.11 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13519.11.
 (a) The commission shall develop and implement, on or before January 1, 2022, a course of training regarding gun violence restraining orders issued pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18170) of Division 3.2 of Title 2 of Part 6. In developing the training, the commission shall consult with members of law enforcement and the community who have expertise in the areas of gun violence and gun violence restraining orders.
(b) The course of training for officers described in subdivision (a) shall be incorporated into the course or courses of basic training for law enforcement officers on or before January 1, 2022, and shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) The process of filing a petition for a gun violence restraining order.
(2) Situational training to assist officers in identifying when a gun violence restraining order is appropriate.
(3) How law enforcement can respond effectively to situations that might necessitate a filing for a gun violence restraining order.
(c) Law enforcement officers and administrators may participate in supplementary training that includes all of the topics described in this section. The supplementary training shall fulfill the commission’s requirements for continuing professional training. Additional training courses to update this instruction shall be established as deemed necessary by the commission.