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Legislation UpdatesDSA BOARD OPPOSES HOST OF MEASURES ON 2016 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT - The DSA Board and PAC Committee has elected to oppose these measures on the upcoming ballot.
Governor’s Parole Inititiave Stalled Headed towards Appeal - The California District Attorneys Association successfully stalled the proposed Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 after a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled in the group’s favor, prohibiting Attorney General Kamala Harris from moving forward in issuing the newest prison realignment initiative’s title and summary to be circulated for signatures for the 2016 election. The decision has been appealed. Anti-Pension Bills Delayed - Both measures introduced by former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed are being held at this time. The pair cited fundraising issues and the large opposition by labor in California as reasoning. But they do intend to reintroduce at least one of the measures for inclusion on the 2018 ballot. Death Penalty Reform Approved for SIgnature Collection - Two measures are vying for a place on the November 2016 ballot. The DSA has thrown its support behind the first,Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016, which attempts to seal loopholes, limit appeals, and make the process better for suspects, inmates, prosecutors, and law enforcement. Measures to Curb California Pensions Pulled - The two measures introduced by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio that would severely limit pensions have both been pulled for now. They have plans to reintroduce for November 2018 ballot.
Each May, we honor and memorialize the brave men and women who have given their life in the line of duty. Our department, cities, county, and state each offer ceremonies that offer us a chance to remember those that we lost and reflect upon the danger we choose to face each day. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and its yearly ceremony bring together law enforcement from across our country and a few of our neighboring countries.
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