SB 820 – Requires The Young People’s Task Force To Evaluate Law Enforcement Presence On School Campuses (Urgency Bill Effective Immediately On September 18, 2020)

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 12, 2020

Existing law appropriates $200,000 from the General Fund for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to the State Department of Education for the creation of the Young People’s Task Force to develop guidance to promote culturally competent interactions between school resources officers and young people on school campuses.

SB 820 requires the task force to conduct a balanced evaluation of the presences of peace officers and other law enforcement personnel on school campuses and identify and consider possible alternative options to ensure pupil safety on a school campus, pupil safety coming and going to and from school, and pupils’ academic and social-emotional success based on the needs of the local school community. SB 820 also requires the task force to develop recommended guidance to ensure pupil health and safety during interactions between law enforcement and young people on school campuses. Further, the task force must conduct at least two meetings in compliance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, but all other meetings of the task force are exempt from the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.

SB 820 also notes that the purpose of exempting task force meetings from the Bagley-Keen Open Meeting Act because it is necessary that this act limit the public’s right of access to that information is in order to protect the privacy of minors and young adults and to allow discussion of information contained in confidential pupil records.

Because it is a bill providing for the appropriations related to the budget bill, SB 820 became effective immediately when the Governor signed it on September 18, 2020.

(SB 820 amends Sections 313.3, 8209, 14041.8, 17199.4, 17391, 17463.7, 37700, 41024, 41207.47, 43501, 43502, 43503, 43504, 43505, 43509, 48412, 51461, 52065, 52074, 56836.07, 56836.148, 56836.24, 60010, 69996.3, 71000, and 92495 of, adds Sections 1241, 17199.15, 43502.5, 43506.5, and 92411 to, adds and repeals Section 92496.1 of, the Education Code, amends Sections 14900, 14901, 14902, 14903, 14904, 14905, 14906, 14910, and 14911 of, to adds Section 8880.4.1 to, and repeals Section 14905.1 of, the Government Code, amends Sections 8025, 102426, and 102430 of, and adds Section 8024 to, the Health and Safety Code, repeals Section 48 of Chapter 29 of the Statutes of 2016, to amend Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Chapter 3 of the Statutes of 2020, and amends Sections 95, 97, 110, 111, 112, 116, 117, 118, and 119 of Chapter 24 of the Statutes of 2020, relating to education finance.)