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AB-332 Peace officers: training.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/15/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  February 15, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 332


Introduced by Assembly Member Lackey

January 31, 2019


An act to add Section 13510.05 to the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 332, as amended, Lackey. Peace officers: training.
Existing law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, among other duties, to adopt rules establishing minimum standards relating to physical, mental, and moral fitness that govern the recruitment of specified peace officers, including city police officers, peace officer members of a county sheriff’s office, and marshals or deputy marshals. Existing law provides that a local agency is not prohibited from establishing selection and training standards that exceed the minimum standards established by the commission.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to remove unnecessary barriers to the training and employment of a cadre of peace officers that reflects California’s rich diversity. authorize a law enforcement agency that is sponsoring a peace officer trainee, or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy, to permit a peace officer trainee to have at least one, but not more than 3, opportunities to remediate the skills portion of the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency. The bill would require a sponsoring law enforcement agency or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy to offer the same number of remedial opportunities to all peace officer trainees, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13510.05 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13510.05.
 (a) As part of the minimum standards established pursuant to Section 13510, a law enforcement agency that is sponsoring a peace officer trainee, or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy, may permit a peace officer trainee to have at least one, but not more than three, opportunities to remediate the skills portion of the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency.
(b) If a sponsoring law enforcement agency, or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy, elects to permit a peace officer trainee to remediate skills as described in subdivision (a), the agency or entity shall offer the same number of remedial opportunities to all peace officer trainees. However, if a sponsoring law enforcement agency permits a higher number of opportunities to remediate than the entity operating the peace officer training academy, all trainees sponsored by that law enforcement agency shall be permitted the higher number of opportunities to remediate.
(c) This section does not alter the standards for successful completion of the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to remove unnecessary barriers to the training and employment of a cadre of peace officers that reflects California’s rich diversity.