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          AB 669 (Hertzberg)
          As Amended August 27, 2002
          Majority vote
          |ASSEMBLY:  |     |(April 19,      |SENATE: |24-7 |(August 30,    |
          |           |     |2001)           |        |     |2002)          |
                              (vote not relevant  )

           Original Committee Reference:    PUB. S.

          SUMMARY:   This bill authorizes local public agencies to  
          establish a 311 non-emergency telephone system.

           The Senate amendments  delete the Assembly version of this bill,  
          and instead:

          1)Allows each county, city, and joint powers authority (JPA)  
            which operate a public safety answering point to establish a  
            311 non-emergency system.

          2)Specifies that a non-emergency system is defined as a system  
            structured to provide access to public safety agencies and to  
            all other services provided by a local public agency.

          3)Allows the Telecommunications Division within the State  
            Department of General Services (DGS) to aid local public  
            agencies in the formulation of concepts, methods and  
            procedures that will improve the operation of systems and to  
            increase cooperation among public agencies for purposes of  
            developing a 311 non-emergency system.

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill extended the date by which  
          the Attorney General (AG) was required to submit a report  
          evaluating ballistics identification systems.  Specifically, the  
          bill required the AG to submit a report to the Legislature with  
          the results of the ballistics identification systems study by  
          June 1, 2002.

           FISCAL EFFECT:   According to the Senate Appropriations Committee  
          analysis, minor if any General Fund costs.

           COMMENTS:   Senate Floor amendments delete the prior version,  


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          which extended the due date for a report on firearms ballistics  
          identification systems.  The bill is similar to AB 1477  
          (Hertzberg) that was vetoed on October 14, 2001 and AB 2837  
          (Hertzberg) that was vetoed on September 30, 2001.  Unlike  
          previously vetoed versions AB 669 does not contain a surcharge  
          provision and makes the development of a 311 non-emergency  
          system permissive for local agencies.

          According to the Senate Floor analysis the author has obtained a  
          commitment from the Governor's Office to continue working on the  
          subject.  This bill is the vehicle for the product of that work.

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Daniel Kim / G. O. / (916) 319-2531 

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