Bill Text: CA AB65 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Local law enforcement: body-worn cameras: grant program.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)

Status: (Failed) 2016-02-01 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56. [AB65 Detail]

Download: California-2015-AB65-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 65	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Alejo

                        DECEMBER 17, 2014

   An act to add Title 14 (commencing with Section 14400) to Part 4
of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers, and making an
appropriation therefor.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 65, as introduced, Alejo. Local law enforcement: body-worn
cameras: matching grant program.
   Existing law generally requires local agencies to provide each
newly hired police officer and deputy sheriff with a pistol and other
specified equipment.
   This bill would appropriate an unspecified sum from the General
Fund to the Department of Justice for purposes of matching federal
funds available to purchase body-worn cameras and related equipment
for use by local peace officers. The bill would require the
department to develop a matching grant program for local
jurisdictions that would either allow the state to apply for federal
matching funds on behalf of a local law enforcement entity, or to
reimburse a local law enforcement entity that has expended its funds
for purposes of obtaining federal matching funds for body-worn
cameras, as described.
   Vote: 2/3. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Title 14 (commencing with Section 14400) is added to
Part 4 of the Penal Code, to read:

      TITLE 14.  Body-Worn Camera Matching Grant Program for Local
Law Enforcement


   14400.  The Department of Justice shall develop a matching grant
program for the purpose of matching federal funds available to local
law enforcement entities to purchase body-worn cameras and related
data storage and equipment. The matching grant program shall allow
the state either to apply for federal matching funds on behalf of a
local law enforcement entity, or to reimburse a local law enforcement
entity that has expended its funds for federal matching fund
purposes.
   14402.  The state matching grant program shall comport with
requirements of the federal matching fund program for purposes of
purchasing body-worn cameras for use by local peace officers.
  SEC. 2.  There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the
Department of Justice, the amount of ____ dollars ($____) for the
purpose of matching federal funds available to local law enforcement
entities to purchase body-worn cameras and related data storage and
equipment.                                                   
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