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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          SB 1389 (Glazer) - Interrogation:  electronic recordation
          
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          |Version: February 19, 2016      |Policy Vote: PUB. S. 7 - 0      |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: May 27, 2016      |Consultant: Jolie Onodera       |
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          Bill  
          Summary:  SB 1389 would extend the existing requirement to  
          electronically record a custodial interrogation of a minor  
          suspected of committing murder to apply to any person suspected  
          of committing murder, as specified.


          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                      adopted by the committee on May 27, 2016




          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
            Local law enforcement agencies  :  Potentially significant  
            increase in one-time and ongoing state-reimbursable local  
            costs (General Fund) in excess of hundreds of thousands of  
            dollars annually to electronically record interrogations of  
            detained adults suspected of committing murder. As the mandate  
            for electronic recording of minors is already established  
            under existing law, any additional state-reimbursable costs  







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            attributable to this bill would be those costs incurred for  
            recording adults above the existing mandate. Given the  
            significant number of local law enforcement agencies subject  
            to the mandate, and the significant increase in volume of  
            required recordings, even the minimal mandate reimbursement  
            claim of $1,000 would result in costs of nearly $400,000.
            State agencies  :  Minor ongoing costs (General Fund/Special  
            Fund*) to state agencies including the CHP, CDCR, and DOJ to  
            extend the existing recordation requirement to adults.  
            Agencies have indicated no new costs would be incurred for  
            equipment.
            Trial courts  :  Potentially significant future trial court cost  
            savings (General Fund) to the extent mandated electronic  
            interrogation recording results in fewer false confessions,  
            expedited trials, and avoided litigation involving  
            interrogation issues. 


          *Motor Vehicle Account



          Committee  
          Amendments:  Provide for electronic recording of custodial  
          interrogations of adults by either audio or video means.


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