as amended, De León.
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Existing law requires a traffic officer on duty for the exclusive or main purpose of enforcing specified provisions of the Vehicle Code relating to accidents and accident reports and rules of the road to wear a full distinctive uniform, and if the officer while on duty uses a motor vehicle, requires the vehicle to be painted a distinctive color specified by the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.end delete
This bill would delete the requirement that the motor vehicle be painted, but would continue to require the vehicle be a distinctive color.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 40800 of the Vehicle Code is amended
(a) A traffic officer on duty for the exclusive or main
9purpose of enforcing the provisions of Division 10 (commencing
10with Section 20000) or division 11 (commencing with Section
1121000) shall wear a full distinctive uniform, and if the officer while
12on duty uses a motor vehicle, it shall be a distinctive color specified
13by the commissioner.
14(b) This section does not apply to an officer assigned exclusively
15to the duty of investigating and securing evidence in reference to
16the theft of a vehicle, failure of a person to stop in the event of an
17accident, or violation of Section 23109 or 23109.1, or in reference
18to a felony charge, or to an officer engaged in serving a warrant
19when the officer is not engaged in patrolling the highways for the
20purpose of enforcing the traffic laws.