BILL NUMBER: AB 1532	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  117
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  JULY 19, 2010
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  JULY 19, 2010
	PASSED THE SENATE  JUNE 28, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  JULY 1, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  FEBRUARY 24, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 4, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 14, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Lieu

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to add Chapter 4.2 (commencing with Section 829.5) to Title
3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, relating to code enforcement
officers, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect
immediately.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1532, Lieu. Code enforcement officers.
   Existing law defines the term "code enforcement officer" for
purposes of determining the punishment for an assault or battery
committed against a code enforcement officer as a person who is not a
peace officer, has enforcement authority for health, safety, and
welfare requirements, and is authorized to issue citations or file
formal complaints, as specified.
   This bill would define the term "code enforcement officer" in the
Penal Code as described above without limiting the definition to the
context of assault and battery committed against a code enforcement
officer.
   This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as
an urgency statute.


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

  SECTION 1.  Chapter 4.2 (commencing with Section 829.5) is added to
Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, to read:
      CHAPTER 4.2.  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS


   829.5.  (a) "Code enforcement officer" means any person who is not
described in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of
Part 2 and who is employed by any governmental subdivision, public
or quasi-public corporation, public agency, public service
corporation, any town, city, county, or municipal corporation,
whether incorporated or chartered, who has enforcement authority for
health, safety, and welfare requirements, and whose duties include
enforcement of any statute, rules, regulations, or standards, and who
is authorized to issue citations, or file formal complaints.
   (b) "Code enforcement officer" also includes any person who is
employed by the Department of Housing and Community Development who
has enforcement authority for health, safety, and welfare
requirements pursuant to the Employee Housing Act (Part 1 (commencing
with Section 17000) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code);
the State Housing Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 17910) of
Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code); the
Mobilehomes-Manufactured Housing Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section
18000) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code); the Mobilehome
Parks Act (Part 2.1 (commencing with Section 18200) of Division 13
of the Health and Safety Code); and the Special Occupancy Parks Act
(Part 2.3 (commencing with Section 18860) of Division 13 of the
Health and Safety Code).
  SEC. 2.  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the
meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate
effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
   In order to provide a freestanding definition of "code enforcement
officer" for purposes of obtaining federal funding for code
enforcement purposes, it is necessary that this act take effect
immediately.