Over the last year in California, 2,600 bills were introduced, 1,042 were sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk and 870 were signed, according to a legislative update given at the Nov. 19 Murrieta City Council meeting.
Several bills that cover some hot topic issues include Senate Bill 542, recognizing that fire and police personnel that are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder are covered by workers’ compensation, recently approved Oct. 1.
Assembly Bill 392 and Senate Bill 230 both work in tandem in limiting the use of deadly force when it comes to peace officers. AB 392 effectively would mean officers can only open fire when necessary to protect a human life, while SB 230 looks at providing better training for officers in regards to force. Both were signed, AB 392 was approv