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SB-192 Posse comitatus.(2019-2020)

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Senate Bill No. 192

An act to repeal Sections 150 and 1550 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.

[ Approved by Governor  August 30, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  August 30, 2019. ]


SB 192, Hertzberg. Posse comitatus.
Existing law makes an able-bodied person 18 years of age or older who neglects or refuses to join the posse comitatus or power of the county, by neglecting or refusing to aid and assist, as described, in making an arrest, retaking into custody a person who has escaped from arrest or imprisonment, or preventing a breach of the peace or the commission of any criminal offense, after being lawfully required by a uniformed peace officer or a judge, guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to punishment by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000.
This bill would repeal that provision and make conforming changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 150 of the Penal Code is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1550 of the Penal Code is repealed.