BILL NUMBER: SB 5	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 28, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 13, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 16, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Maldonado

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act relating to peace officers  , and making an
appropriation therefor  .


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 5, as amended, Maldonado. Peace officers: certified bomb
technicians.
   Existing law establishes which persons are included in the
definition of peace officers. Existing law requires that persons
desiring peace officer status who were not entitled to be designated
as peace officers, as specified, shall request the Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training to undertake a feasibility study
regarding designating  or  those persons as peace
officers.
   This bill would  require the commission, upon receiving a
request,   appropriate $30,000 from the General Fund to
the commission  to conduct a feasibility study regarding
designating as peace officers members of a fire department bomb squad
unit who are certified  ,  by December 31, 2009, by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation as certified bomb technicians. 
The bill would specify that the commission may seek reimbursement for
the reasonable cost of the study from the requesting person or
entity. 
   Vote:  2/3   majority  . Appropriation:
 yes   no  . Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

   SECTION 1.    Upon receiving a request in accordance
with Section 13540 of the Penal Code, the Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training shall conduct a feasibility study regarding
designating as peace officers, under Section 830.37 of the Penal
Code, members of a fire department bomb squad unit who are certified,
as of December 31, 2009, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as
certified bomb technicians. The commission may seek reimbursement for
the reasonable cost of the study from the requesting person or
entity, as provided in Section 13540 of the Penal Code. 

  SECTION 1.    The sum of thirty thousand dollars
($30,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to conduct, in
accordance with Section 13540 of the Penal Code, a feasibility study
regarding designating as peace officers, under Section 830.37 of the
Penal Code, members of a fire department bomb squad unit who are
certified, as of December 31, 2009, by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation as certified bomb technicians.