California Governor Newsom signed SB 296 “Code enforcement officers: safety standards” into law.

“The Legislature finds and declares that code enforcement officers are disproportionately at risk for threat, assault, injury, and even homicide due to the nature of their obligations. “

This added Section 829.7 to the California Penal Code. The Legislature finds and declares “that code enforcement officers are disproportionately at risk for threat, assault, injury, and even homicide due to the nature of their obligations.”

“Each local jurisdiction that employs code enforcement officers shall develop code enforcement officer safety standards appropriate for the code enforcement officers employed in their jurisdiction”

To view the bill language, please click here.

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