California SB-1000 Law enforcement agencies: radio communications

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mike
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California SB-1000 Law enforcement agencies: radio communications

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Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/202 ... up-support
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Senate Bill 1000, also known as the "Public Right to Police Radio Communications Act," responds to a recent trend among California's law-enforcement agencies to encrypt their radio communications since early 2021, a move that prevents journalists, citizen watchdogs and other residents from monitoring police activities.
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/face ... 0220SB1000
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Upcoming Hearing:
August 3, 2022 at 9:00am (PDT)
Location: 1021 O Street, Room 1100
Committee: Appropriations

https://trackbill.com/bill/california-s ... s/2226675/
https://openstates.org/ca/bills/20212022/SB1000/
https://legiscan.com/CA/bill/SB1000/2021

SB-1000 Law enforcement agencies: radio communications
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Other law enforcement agencies would have until next year to find alternative to radio encryption
https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/202 ... munication

Bill to stop police radio encryption passes first test
https://padailypost.com/2022/04/20/bill ... first-test

State Sen. Becker introduces bill to eliminate police radio encryption
https://padailypost.com/2022/03/27/stat ... encryption

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Local Media’s Access to Breaking News Threatened by Encrypted Police Radios
April 2, 2022
https://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2022/ ... ce-radios/
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Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory
Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to open up radio communication clears Appropriations Committee
May 20, 2022
https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/0 ... er-victory

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Bill to restore public access to police radios passes state Senate
May 27, 2022

A bill by state Sen. Josh Becker that would require police agencies to unencrypt their radios and restore the public’s ability to listen in passed the Senate yesterday (May 26) on a 25-8 vote.
Senate Bill 1000 now heads to the Assembly, where it will go through the same process as the Senate. A public safety committee and an appropriations committee will consider it before all 80 Assembly members vote on whether to send the bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
The bill needed 21 “yes” votes to pass yesterday. It was originally on the calendar for Tuesday, but Becker said he had to make sure he had the votes. Seven Republicans and one Democrat voted no in the 40-person chamber.
https://padailypost.com/2022/05/27/bill ... te-senate/
https://mv-voice.com/news/2022/05/26/se ... encryption

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Senate Bill 1000: a matter of safety, not politics
May 1, 2022
https://theorion.com/91363/opinion/sena ... -politics/

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Even though the committee voted 3-2 along party lines to advance SB 1000, those who supported it suggested that the bill's proponents need to work closer with law enforcement agencies to reach a compromise.
Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, told Becker that his biggest challenge will probably be getting the bill out of the Appropriations Committee and resolving whether the legislation will cost millions of dollars for law enforcement to implement.
"Hopefully, you can get there, otherwise you'll have a difficult time to get out of Appropriations and get off the floor," Jones-Sawyer said.
https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/0 ... s-pushback
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Just curious, how do some of you feel about the chances of this making it all the way through and possibly seeing some reversing of encryption?
mike
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Just curious, how do some of you feel about the chances of this making it all the way through and possibly seeing some reversing of encryption?
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Dispatch needs to be in the clear, there is inquiry channel's,tactical's and the computer's to run peoples ID info.
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ScanFanEd wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:04 pm Just curious, how do some of you feel about the chances of this making it all the way through and possibly seeing some reversing of encryption?
I am a full time-time emergency manager, and we get blocked by encryption. We need to be able to monitor dispatch feeds, because events and incidents can rapidly escalate. We need to be able to deploy and manage CERT Teams, evacuations, road closures, and other issues that require live feeds. I can't depend on a cop sharing his radio with me in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The decision to block the public from receiving dispatch channels was done without consulting The California Emergency Manager's Association or other related County EM Associations. We need a seat at the table when these decisions are being assessed or prior to implementation. The best example was a major wildland fire in Orange County and even the Fire Department had issues with excryption. The current Fire Chief came from the city of San Diego and he concurred to unblock encryption.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2022 9 a.m Meeting
Appropriations
HOLDEN, Chair
1021 O Street, Room 1100
BILLS HEARD IN FILE ORDER
https://www.assembly.ca.gov/dailyfile
Listen to this hearing:
https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/1100-video/audio

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SB1000 update:
August 3 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.
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Update:

Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill
Analysis estimates some California agencies would need to spend more than $10M to comply with SB 1000
Aug 4, 2022

The fate of a state bill that would require police departments throughout California to remove encryption from their radio communications remained uncertain Wednesday after the Assembly Appropriations Committee deferred a decision on the contentious proposal.
Senate Bill 1000, authored by state Sen. Josh Becker, was one of dozens of legislative proposals that the powerful committee placed in its "suspense file," a list of bills that are projected to have a financial impact and that will be evaluated later in the legislative process. The bill had already been approved by the state Senate in May and the Appropriation Committee represents its last — and steepest — hurdle for the legislation.

The financial impact of Becker's bill remains heavily disputed, with proponents arguing that it would be relatively inexpensive to adopt policies that increase public access while retaining encryption for most communication and opponents arguing that it would cost millions of dollars to achieve compliance. The debate over costs and implementation is expected to be a key issue in determining whether the bill makes it out of the suspense file.

SB 1000 gives public agencies a menu of options for complying. These include using an encrypted channel to exchange confidential and personal information while leaving other communications accessible; transmitting confidential information through a mobile data terminal, tablet or other text display device; or using a telephone to share such information.
https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/202 ... ption-bill
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SB1000 Update: Next hearing
August 11, 2022 at Upon adjournment of Session
Pending: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Location: 1021 O Street, Room 1100
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