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                                      CONSENT 


          Bill No:  SB 1127
          Author:   Hancock (D), et al.
          Amended:  4/6/16  
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE:  7-0, 4/19/16
           AYES:  Hancock, Anderson, Glazer, Leno, Liu, Monning, Stone

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:  Senate Rule 28.8

           SUBJECT:   Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards  
                     and Training:  Internet Web Site


          SOURCE:    Author
          
          DIGEST:  This bill requires the Commission on Correctional Peace  
          Officer Standards and Training to establish and maintain a Web  
          site to be more transparent and accountable to California  
          Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees and also  
          the public.

          ANALYSIS:  

          Existing law:

          1)Establishes the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer  
            Standards and Training (CPOST), which is composed of six  
            voting members: three members representing the Department of  
            Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) where one shall be from  
            the Division of Juvenile Justice or the Division of  
            Rehabilitative Programs and three members appointed by the  
            governor where two members shall be rank-and -file persons  
            from State Bargaining Unit 6. (Penal Code 13600(A)-(D).)









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          2)Establishes CPOST in order to develop, approve and monitor  
            standards for the selection and training of state correctional  
            peace officer apprentices. (Penal Code 13601(a).)

          3)Authorizes the CDCR to design and deliver training programs,  
            conduct validation studies, and provide program support, while  
            CPOST monitors the department's program compliance. (Penal  
            Code 13601(g).)

          This bill adds Section 13605 to the Penal Code, which requires  
          CPOST to establish and maintain an Internet Web site that will  
          publish the following in order to promote transparency and  
          accountability:

          1)Meeting minutes, agendas, and related supporting documents.


          2)An archive of past meeting minutes, agendas, and related  
            supporting documents.


          3)Documents to provide employees and the public with greater  
            access to professional development materials.

          Background

          Effective July 1, 2005, as part of the corrections agency  
          consolidation, the Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) was  
          created within the CDCR by bringing together the Board of  
          Corrections (BOC) and CPOST. The reorganization consolidated the  
          duties and functions of the BOC and CPOST and entrusted the CSA  
          with new responsibilities. Legislation associated with the 2011  
          Budget Act (SB 92, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee,  
          Chapter 36, Statutes of 2011) abolished the California Council  
          on Criminal Justice and also the CSA, assigning their former  
          duties to the newly created 12-member Board of State and  
          Community Corrections that commenced on July 1, 2012. SB 92 also  
          created CPOST specifically to take over the CSA functions of  
          developing, approving and monitoring standards for the selection  
          and training of state correctional peace officers and  
          apprentices. 









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          Last year, the Senate made the following changes to CPOST  
          through the Budget: 

            The Budget reduces the length of the correctional officer  
            training academy from 16 to 12 weeks and re-establishes CPOST.  
            CPOST is responsible for developing and monitoring standards  
            for the selection and training of correctional officers and  
            will be governed by six members (three from CDCR management  
            and three from the correctional officers' union) appointed by  
            the Governor. In addition, the Budget requires CPOST to  
            regularly consult with experts in the area of correctional  
            officer training.

          As discussed above, CPOST was reestablished last year.  The CDCR  
          Web site currently has a section for CPOST-that section contains  
          one meeting notice for April 14, 2016, and two agendas for  
          February 11, 2016, and December 10, 2015.  This bill requires  
          CPOST to publish much more substantial meeting and training  
          information online, including notes regarding what happens at  
          these meetings, access to the meetings via live and archived  
          video and audio meeting clips along with documents that  
          highlight professional development training and techniques to  
          current CDCR employees and other members of the public.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/3/16)


          Legal Services for Prisoners with Children


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/3/16)


          None received



          Prepared by:Molly Lao / PUB. S. /








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