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SB-1203 Law enforcement: homeless outreach teams.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 8.2 (commencing with Section 13874) is added to Title 6 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, to read:

CHAPTER  8.2. Homeless Outreach Team Grants
13874.
 (a) To the extent funding is provided for these purposes, the Department of Justice shall administer a competitive grant program to enable local law enforcement agencies to establish and operate a homeless outreach team.
(b) A homeless outreach team established or operated using a grant awarded pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be composed of, at a minimum, a law enforcement officer, a mental health professional, a medical services professional, and a representative of the county welfare department. Except for the law enforcement officer and the county welfare department representative, members of the team may be volunteers, associated with a nonprofit agency, or students in the appropriate field of study.