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PART 4. PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS [11006 - 14315]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )

TITLE 13. LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS [14300 - 14315]

  ( Heading of Title 13 amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1000, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 3. Environmental Training And Enforcement [14306 - 14308]
  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1000, Sec. 8. )

14306.
  

(a) The secretary shall provide funding to qualified grantees to develop and implement, not later than 12 months after the receipt of funds, a course or courses of instruction for the training of staff of community-based nonprofit organizations or public prosecutors in the enforcement of state and local environmental laws.

(b) The course or courses of instruction shall, at a minimum, do all of the following:

(1) Provide an understanding of the requirements of environmental laws.

(2) Teach prosecution techniques that will facilitate prosecution of environmental law violations.

(3) Provide environmental enforcement training materials.

(c) The secretary shall not award a grant to, or enter into a contract with, the California District Attorneys Association for development and implementation of courses of instruction pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 83, Sec. 7. (SB 157) Effective July 16, 2021.)

14307.
  

(a) The secretary shall provide funding to qualified grantees to develop and implement, not later than 12 months after the receipt of funds, a course or courses of instruction for the training of staff of community-based nonprofit organizations or investigators from the offices of public prosecutors, fire departments, and state and local environmental regulators.

(b) With the concurrence of the commission, peace officers may participate in the course or courses of training.

(c) The course or courses of instruction shall, at a minimum, do all of the following:

(1) Provide an understanding of the requirements of environmental laws.

(2) Teach enforcement investigative techniques that will facilitate the prosecution of environmental law violations.

(3) Provide environmental enforcement training materials.

(d) The secretary shall not award a grant to, or enter into a contract with, the California District Attorneys Association for development and implementation of courses of instruction pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 83, Sec. 8. (SB 157) Effective July 16, 2021.)

14308.
  

(a) The secretary may award grants to public and private entities for training public prosecutors, peace officers, firefighters, and state or local environmental regulators in the investigation and enforcement of environmental laws.

(b) The secretary may award local assistance grants to local environmental regulators for the enforcement of environmental laws.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1000, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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