SB 1493

Title: Public safety omnibus.
Author: Senate Committee on Public Safety

SB 1493, as introduced, Committee on Public Safety. Public safety omnibus. Existing law establishes certain minimum standards for public officers or employees declared by law to be peace officers. The minimum education requirement is high school graduation, passing an equivalency test or high school proficiency examination, graduating from a private high school, or attaining a 2-year, 4-year, or advanced degree from an accredited institution. Existing law requires that accreditation must be from a body recognized by the United States Department of Education or holding a full membership in specified organizations.This bill would revise the accreditation standards for high schools, colleges, and universities to include those holding a full membership in Cognia.Existing law authorizes a court, if the defendant fails to appear in person in a misdemeanor case as specified, to continue the matter, order bail revoked or revoke release on the defendant’s own recognizance, issue a bench warrant, or proceed with the trial in the defendant’s absence under specified circumstances in which the defendant is in custody and is refusing to appear in court.This bill would additionally authorize the court, if the defendant is not in custody, to proceed with the trial if the court finds the defendant has absented themselves voluntarily with full knowledge the trial is to be held or being held.Existing law permits the Attorney General to furnish state summary criminal history information, as defined, to specified individuals, organizations, and agencies upon a showing of compelling need. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for a person authorized to receive the state criminal history information to furnish the information to an unauthorized person.This bill would additionally permit the Attorney General to furnish that information to the Governor when the Governor recommends to the Director of the Selective Service System applicants for appointment to the state’s Selective Service System local boards. By creating a new law changing the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law makes various provisions relating to battered women’s shelters, including, among others, authorizing a court, for specified crimes, to, in lieu of a fine, require that the defendant make payments to a battered women’s shelter.This bill would instead make those provisions apply to domestic violence shelter-based programs.This bill would additionally make other technical and clarifying changes.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print. 03/01/2022
Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement. 03/01/2022

Bill Documents
SB 1493 - 08/26/22 - Chaptered
08/26/22 - SB 1493 (08/26/22 - Chaptered)

SB 1493 - 08/12/22 - Enrolled
08/12/22 - SB 1493 (08/12/22 - Enrolled)

SB 1493 - 08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations
08/01/22 - SB 1493 (08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations)

SB 1493 - 06/20/22- Assembly Public Safety
06/20/22 - SB 1493 (06/20/22- Assembly Public Safety)

SB 1493 - 05/11/22- Senate Floor Analyses
05/11/22 - SB 1493 (05/11/22- Senate Floor Analyses)

SB 1493 - 04/28/22 - Amended Senate
04/28/22 - SB 1493 (04/28/22 - Amended Senate)

SB 1493 - 04/22/22- Senate Public Safety
04/22/22 - SB 1493 (04/22/22- Senate Public Safety)

SB 1493 - 04/19/22 - Amended Senate
04/19/22 - SB 1493 (04/19/22 - Amended Senate)

SB 1493 - 04/05/22 - Amended Senate
04/05/22 - SB 1493 (04/05/22 - Amended Senate)

SB 1493 - 03/01/22 - Introduced
03/01/22 - SB 1493 (03/01/22 - Introduced)