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SB-272 Department of the California Highway Patrol: Commissioner.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 01/29/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 272


Introduced by Senator Laird

January 29, 2021


An act to amend Sections 2107, 2259.5, 2262, 2403, and 2404 of the Vehicle Code, relating to the California Highway Patrol.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 272, as introduced, Laird. Department of the California Highway Patrol: Commissioner.
Existing law places the Department of the California Highway Patrol under the control of a civil executive officer known as the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol who is appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, as specified. Existing law directs the commissioner to take specified actions, including establishing a school for the training and education of members of the California Highway Patrol and creating districts for the administration and enforcement of laws regarding the use of highways, as specified.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions to use gender-neutral language.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2107 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

2107.
 The department is under the control of a civil executive officer, known as the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol. The commissioner shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and shall have resided within the State state continuously for at least five years immediately preceding his appointment.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2259.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

2259.5.
 The commissioner shall make certified bulletproof vests available to members of the California Highway Patrol while engaged in enforcement activities. The commissioner may, at his option, may make such the equipment available to the remainder of the personnel of the California Highway Patrol. Such The equipment shall remain the property of the Department of the California Highway Patrol and shall be returned upon request of the commissioner. No provision of this This section shall not be construed to require that the commissioner provide one certified bulletproof vest for each member of the California Highway Patrol. It is the intent of this section that a sufficient number of such vests be available for the use of members of the California Highway Patrol while engaged in enforcement activities. Such The vests may be passed from one shift to another in the interests of economy.

SEC. 3.

 Section 2262 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

2262.
 The commissioner shall establish a school for the training and education of the members of the California Highway Patrol, and for such other employees of the department deemed necessary, in traffic regulation, in the performance of the duties of such persons, their duties, and in the proper enforcement of this code and laws respecting use of the highways. He The commissioner may contract with any county, city, district, or other subdivision of the Statestate for the use of school facilities in the training of enforcement officers.

SEC. 4.

 Section 2403 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

2403.
 The commissioner may create highway patrol districts for the efficient administration and enforcement of this code and the laws respecting the use of highways. He The commissioner may establish branch offices wherever he may deem where necessary.

SEC. 5.

 Section 2404 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

2404.
 The commissioner shall establish, in counties having charters, except in counties of the first or second class, headquarters or substations for the efficient performance of the duties of the department, and he may establish, in such other localities as he deems deemed most suitable, such headquarters or substations.