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          Date of Hearing:  August 19, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          SB 795  
          (Committee on Public Safety) - As Amended July 15, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill, the public safety omnibus bill: 


          1)Deletes the January 1, 2016 repeal date on the provisions of  








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            Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ), and would thereby  
            extend the operation of the provisions indefinitely.


          2)Clarifies that a person who violates the rules and regulations  
            relating to damage to state park property, and state vehicle  
            recreation areas and trail system is guilty of an alternate  
            misdemeanor/infraction; and 


          3)Makes technical and corrective changes, as well as  
            non-controversial substantive changes, to various code  
            sections relating to criminal justice.  


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          1)Annual dues of $37,000 (GF) of ICJ will continue indefinitely,  
            and unknown, potential future cost pressure (GF) for ongoing  
            ICJ compliance.



          2)Unknown, probably minor savings to local law enforcement in  
            incarceration costs, and minor loss of fine revenue by  
            eliminating the minimum $10 fine.



          COMMENTS:


          Purpose/Background. This bill makes a number of technical,  
          conforming, and non-controversial code changes.  The most  
          substantive provision repeals the sunset date on the provisions  
          of ICJ, and would thereby extend the operation of the provisions  
          indefinitely.









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          Also, current law requires the Department of Parks and  
          Recreation (DPR) to protect the state park system, the state  
          vehicle recreations area and trail system from damage and to  
          preserve the peace therein.  A person who violates the rules and  
          regulations of the DPR is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon  
          conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment not to exceed 90  
          days, except that at the time a particular action is commenced,  
          the judge may consider the recommendation of the district  
          attorney and reduce the charged offense from a misdemeanor to an  
          infraction punishable by a fine not less than $10 nor more than  
          $1,000.  SB 795 makes some technical amendments and eliminates  
          the $10 minimum.


          Analysis Prepared by:Pedro Reyes / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081