BILL NUMBER: SB 505 AMENDED
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 10, 2014
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 28, 2013
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 15, 2013
AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 24, 2013
AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 1, 2013
INTRODUCED BY Senator Jackson
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
An act to
amend Section 51874 of the Education Code
add Section 5150.6 to the Welfare and Institutions
Code , relating to education technology
welfare checks .
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 505, as amended, Jackson. Education technology.
Peace officers: welfare checks: firearms.
Existing law allows a person to be taken into custody for a period
of 72 hours for crisis intervention when probable cause exists that
the person, as a result of a mental disorder, is a danger to others,
or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled.
This bill would, except when exigent circumstances exist, require
a peace officer who is asked to check, or checks on, the welfare or
well-being of an individual based on a concern that the individual is
a danger to others, or to himself or herself, to first conduct a
search of the Department of Justice Automated Firearms System via the
California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System to determine
whether the person is the registered owner of any firearm.
By imposing additional duties on local peace officers, this bill
would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates
determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these
(1) Existing law creates, until January 1, 2014, the California
Technology Assistance Project administered by the State Department of
Education to provide a regionalized network of technical assistance
to schools and school districts on the implementation of education
technology. The California Technology Assistance Project is composed
of regional consortia that work collaboratively with school districts
and county offices of education to meet locally defined educational
needs that can be effectively addressed with the use of technology.
Existing law requires the State Board of Education to award grants to
fund a school district or county office of education in each region
of the California Technology Assistance Project to act as the lead
agency to administer the services of that region. Existing law
requires grant funding to be provided through the annual Budget Act.
This bill would provide that these provisions would remain in
effect until January 1, 2019.
(2) Existing law requires the State Department of Education to
administer specified provisions governing education technology and
authorizes school districts, county offices of education, and state
special schools to apply to the State Board of Education to
participate in grant programs related to education technology.
Existing law requires funding to be provided through the annual
Budget Act to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide
centralized statewide educational technology services that address
locally defined needs and are more efficiently and effectively
provided on a statewide basis. Under existing law, these provisions
remain in effect until January 1, 2014.
This bill would instead provide that these provisions would remain
in effect until January 1, 2019.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no yes .
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 5150.6 is added to the
Welfare and Institutions Code , to read:
5150.6. Except when exigent circumstances exist, if during the
discharge of his or her policing and community care taking functions,
a peace officer is asked to check, or checks on, the welfare or
well-being of a person, and the inquiry is motivated by a concern
that the person may be a danger to others, or to himself or herself,
the peace officer shall first conduct a search of the Department of
Justice Automated Firearms System via the California Law Enforcement
Telecommunications System, to determine whether the person is the
registered owner of any firearm.
SEC. 2. If the Commission on State Mandates
determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state,
reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs
shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of
Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1. Section 51874 of the Education Code
is amended to read:
51874. Sections 51871, 51872, 51873, this section, and the
heading of this article shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2019, and as of that date are repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends