ASSEMBLY BILL 3603 (UMBERG – 1992)
CHAPTER 882, STATUTES OF 1992
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Penal Code sections 830.1 and 830.5 were amended in 1992 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 3603, which affected these two sections only. (See Exhibit #1e) Assembly member Tom Umberg, as lead author, introduced this bill on February 21, 1992 at the request of the California Correctional Peace Officers [CCPOA]. (See Exhibits #1a and #6a, page 1)
Assembly Bill 3603 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) Three amendments were made to Assembly Bill 3603. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on September 22, 1992, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 23, 1992 as Chapter 882 of the Statutes of 1992. (See Exhibits #1e and #2)
The Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 3603 as last amended that was produced by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses described this bill as follows:
DIGEST: This bill would expand the police powers of probation and parole officers to include the rendering of mutual aid to any other law enforcement agency.
This bill would place police chiefs in the peace officer category whose authority extends to any place in the state.
(See Exhibit #8, page 1)