SB 2

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 07, 2020
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Peace officers: certification: civil rights.


Existing law, the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act, authorizes a civil action to be brought against a person who, whether or not acting under color of law, interferes with the exercise of another's constitutional and legal rights. Existing law establishes the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to set minimum standards for the recruitment and training of peace officers and to develop training courses and curriculum. Existing law authorizes the commission to establish a professional certificate program that awards certificates on the basis of a combination of training, education, experience, and other prerequisites, for the purpose of fostering the professionalization, education, and experience necessary to adequately accomplish the general police service duties performed by peace officers. Existing law authorizes the commission to cancel a certificate that was awarded in error or obtained through misrepresentation or fraud, but otherwise prohibits the commission from canceling a certificate that has properly been issued. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation amending the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act and to provide a decertification process for peace officers.

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Jan 28, 2021


Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Dec 08, 2020


From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 7.

Dec 07, 2020


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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