Assembly Bill 2176 (Miller – 1996)
Chapter 220, Statutes of 1996 - AB 2176
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As enacted Assembly Bill 2176 was a single-section bill that only amended Penal Code section 832.7. (See Exhibit #1c) Assembly member Miller introduced Assembly Bill 2176, on February 7, 1996. (See Exhibit #1a)
Assembly Bill 2176 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Criminal Procedure where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) One amendment was made to Assembly Bill 2176 during the legislative process. (See Exhibits #1b and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on July 20, 1996, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on July 22, 1996 as Chapter 220 of the Statutes of 1996. (See Exhibits #1c and #2)
The Third Reading analysis of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety provides the following summary of Assembly Bill 2176 as last amended on May 14, 1996:
SUMMARY: Allows an agency employing peace officers to release factual information concerning a disciplinary action contained in an officer's personnel records if the peace officer is the subject of a disciplinary investigation and he or she publicly makes a statement he or she knows to be false concerning the investigation or the imposition of disciplinary action.
(See Exhibit #5, page 1)