Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Including Bill Eliminating Requirement for Citizens to Help Law Enforcement

Sacramento, CA…Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure eliminating the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872. The nearly 150-year-old law makes it a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000 for failing to help police make an arrest or catch a fleeing suspect.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that on August 30th he signed the following bills:

AB 206 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) – Public nuisance: abatement: lead-based paint.
AB 332 by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) – Peace officers: training.
AB 356 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Community College District: best value procurement: pilot program.
AB 379 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (D-San Diego) – Youth athletics: concussion and sudden cardiac arrest prevention protocols.
AB 436 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) – Alcoholic beverages: tied-house restrictions: advertising: City of Napa.
AB 595 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) – Community colleges: apprenticeship programs.
AB 640 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) – Sex crimes: investigation and prosecution.
AB 670 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) – Common interest developments: accessory dwelling units.
AB 711 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) – Pupil records: name and gender changes.
AB 737 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Residential care facilities for the elderly: licensing and regulation.
AB 782 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) – California Environmental Quality Act: exemption: public agencies: land transfers.
AB 815 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) – Integrated waste management plans: source reduction and recycling element and household hazardous waste element: dual stream recycling programs.
AB 829 by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – California State University: Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.
AB 973 by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) – Pharmacies: compounding.
AB 1011 by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) – Coastal resources: coastal development permits: waiver of filing fees.
AB 1099 by Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) – Insurance: California Organized Investment Network.
AB 1123 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Grand Terrace) – Safe Drinking and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986: appeal: notice to the Attorney General.
AB 1152 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Vital records.
AB 1186 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) – Pawnbrokers: fees and charges.
AB 1349 by Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) – Civil actions: discovery.
AB 1370 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) – Alcoholic beverage licenses: nonprofit arts foundation.
AB 1373 by Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) – Adoption.
AB 1380 by Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) – Premarital agreements: enforcement.
AB 1392 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – State Lands Commission: grant of trust lands: City of Redwood City.
AB 1554 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – Employers: dependent care assistance program: notice to employees.
AB 1638 by Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) – Search warrants: vehicle recording devices.
AB 1735 by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) – Evidence: privileges: human trafficking caseworker-victim privilege.
AB 1800 by the Committee on Agriculture – Fairs: state funding: classification.
AB 1804 by the Committee on Labor and Employment – Occupational injuries and illnesses: reporting.
AB 1805 by the Committee on Labor and Employment – Occupational safety and health.
AB 1813 by the Committee on Insurance – Insurance.
SB 99 by Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) – General plans: safety element: emergency evacuation routes.
SB 134 by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) – Water conservation: water losses: enforcement.
SB 192 by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) – Posse comitatus.
SB 245 by Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) – Public animal shelters: adoptions: veterans.
SB 304 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Criminal procedure: prosecutorial jurisdiction in multi-jurisdictional elder abuse cases.
SB 326 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Common interest developments.
SB 370 by Senator Thomas Umberg (D-Santa Ana) – Discovery: response to inspection demands.
SB 389 by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) – Mental Health Services Act.
SB 391 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) – Household Movers Act: enforcement: special investigators and supervising special investigators.
SB 402 by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) – Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation: County of Inyo.
SB 645 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) – Civil discovery: depositions.
SB 655 by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) – Pharmacy.
SB 699 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – San Francisco Bay Area regional water system.
SB 778 by the Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement – Employers: sexual harassment training: requirements.
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