BILL ANALYSIS SENATE RULES COMMITTEE AB 3103 Office of Senate Floor Analyses 1020 N Street, Suite 524 (916) 445-6614 Fax: (916) 327-4478 . THIRD READING . Bill No: AB 3103 Author: Bowler (R) Amended: 5/23/96 in Senate Vote: 21 . SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORG. COMMITTEE: 8-0, 6/11/96 AYES: Alquist, Beverly, Greene, Hughes, Lewis, Rosenthal, Maddy, Dills NOT VOTING: Calderon, Mello, Thompson SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: Senate Rule 28.8 ASSEMBLY FLOOR: 73-1, 4/15/96 (Passed on Consent) . SUBJECT: Department of the California Highway Patrol: executive reorganization SOURCE: Author . DIGEST: This bill amends current law to implement the provisions of the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1995, which merged the functions performed by the California State Police into the California Highway Patrol, as specified. ANALYSIS: Current law provides for the existence of the California State Police (CSP), an agency charged primarily ?1 CONTINUED AB 3103 Page 2 with providing protection for state employees and property, as well as the Governor and other elected state officials. There are approximately 400 authorized positions for the CSP. Additionally, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is also a statewide law enforcement agency charged primarily with providing traffic law enforcement services including the protection of life and property, similar to CSP officers. There are approximately 9,000 authorized positions for the CHP. This bill: 1. Codifies, without substantive change, the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1995, merging the duties, statutory responsibilities, personnel, equipment and funding of the California State Police Division in the Department of General Services, into the Department of California Highway Patrol. The merger recommended by this reorganization plan has been previously approved by the Legislature and took effect on July 12, 1995. 2. Requires the CHP Commissioner to appoint an interagency task force to discuss and recommend methods of improving security at state agency offices and where state employees have direct contact with the public. A specified report to the Governor and the Legislature is required by December 31, 1996. This section will "sunset" on January 1, 1998. 3. Amends, repeals or deletes miscellaneous relevant statutory provisions, and makes other technical and clarifying changes to effect this reorganization. Prior Legislation Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1995: Plan to merge the duties, statutory responsibilities, personnel, equipment and funding of the California State Police Division into the Department of the California Highway Patrol. The plan was approved by the Legislature and took effect on July 12, 1995. FISCAL EFFECT: Appropriation: No Fiscal Com.: Yes Local: No ?2 ? AB 3103 Page 3 SUPPORT: (Verified 6/27/96) California Highway Patrol ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT: The author believes that there is a need to reduce the size and cost of government, and this consolidation of the CSP with the CHP became a reality in the interest of improving governmental efficiency and enhancing the security of state employees and property. ASSEMBLY FLOOR: AYES: Ackerman, Aguiar, Alby, Alpert, Archie-Hudson, Baca, Baldwin, Bates, Battin, Baugh, Boland, Bordonaro, Bowen, Bowler, Brewer, Brown, Brulte, Burton, Caldera, Campbell, Cannella, Conroy, Cortese, Cunneen, Davis, Ducheny, Escutia, Figueroa, Firestone, Friedman, Frusetta, Gallegos, Goldsmith, Granlund, Harvey, Hauser, Hawkins, Hoge, House, Isenberg, Kaloogian, Katz, Knight, Knowles, Knox, Kuehl, Kuykendall, Lee, Machado, Margett, Martinez, Mazzoni, McPherson, Migden, Miller, Morrissey, Morrow, K. Murray, Napolitano, Olberg, Poochigian, Rainey, Richter, Rogan, Speier, Sweeney, Takasugi, Thompson, Tucker, Villaraigosa, Weggeland, Woods, Pringle NOES: Bustamante NOT VOTING: Hannigan, McDonald, W. Murray, Setencich, Vasconcellos TSM:ctl 6/27/96 Senate Floor Analyses SUPPORT/OPPOSITION: SEE ABOVE **** END **** ?3 ?