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California State Sheriffs’ Association

2018 Legislative Platform and Priority Issues

Sheriff Robert Doyle, CSSA Legislative Committee Chair

CSSA Legislative Team:

Cory Salzillo, Legislative Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Usha Mutschler, Legislative Representative – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nick Warner, Policy Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cathy Coyne, Deputy Executive Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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–   Public Safety Protection Programs – Protect all funding for local public safety protection programs.

–   Community Engagement and Trust – Continue to maintain high levels of community trust, support, and interaction by ensuring the integrity, ethics, and professionalism of Sheriffs and their employees.

–   Court Security Funding – Pursue adequate and sustainable funding.

–   Communication / Cooperation with Law Enforcement Partners – Protect the ability to communicate / cooperate among all law enforcement disciplines to maintain accuracy and transparency in providing for the public’s safety.

–   Marijuana – Monitor impacts of regulation of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.

–   Inmate Medical / Mental Health Care – Continue efforts to maximize opportunity for reimbursement for inmate medical and mental health care, as well as assisting with continuity of care post-release and pursuing funding for increased needs resulting from realignment. Mitigate liabilities in areas such as health, mental health, Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) and other areas of legal concern.

–   Restoration of Competency (ROC) Programs – Pursue additional opportunity for participation in regional ROC programs.

–   Proposition 47 – Address changes made by Proposition 47 regarding implementation and state and local criminal justice system impacts.

–   Public Safety Facilities – Ensure continued funding for adult criminal justice facilities that will meet needs created by realignment, i.e., programming space, substance abuse, and mental health treatment, etc.

–   Long-Term Sentences in County Jail – Address the impacts of long-term jail sentences.

–   Tribal Gaming Impacts – Seek reimbursement for affected sheriffs from tribal gaming impacts.

–   Telejustice – Continue to support state and local efforts to use video appearances and telejustice.

–   PSE Registry / Prescription – Support efforts to create a statewide electronic registry for pseudoephedrine purchases.

–   Reimbursement of Costs for State and Federal Mandates – Continue to pursue full reimbursement of costs of state and federal mandates (e.g., SCAAP).

–   Unfunded Mandates – Oppose all unfunded state mandates on sheriffs.

–   Lower Vote Threshold for Special Taxes – Lower threshold to 55% for voter approval of special taxes for public safety purposes, rehabilitation, and facilities, including alternatives to incarceration.