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SB-494 Law enforcement: training.(2021-2022)

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Bill Status
SB-494
Dodd (S)
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Law enforcement: training.
03/20/21
An act to add Section 13519.11 to the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.
Senate
09/10/21
06/16/21

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/04/21 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/04/21 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/13/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/08/21 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 2532.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/07/21 From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 2472.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 494 without my signature.

This bill would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), by January 1, 2023, to develop trainings on advanced interpersonal communication skills and ethical science-based interviewing for specified peace officers in consultation with subject matter experts. Additionally, this bill requires local law enforcement agencies to adopt related policies and requires regular and periodic trainings on advanced interpersonal communication skills and ethical science-based interviewing.

My Administration has helped California lead the nation in police reform policies that have resulted in better training for officers and better relationships with the community. While I support making this training available to law enforcement agencies, I am concerned that mandatory training will have potentially significant General Fund costs not contemplated in the Budget. I am directing POST to develop training on interpersonal communication skills and ethical science-based interviewing. Giving law enforcement access to this training will expand access to training at a lower cost to taxpayers.


Sincerely,




Gavin Newsom