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Governor Signs Bill Protecting Code Enforcement Officer

August 31, 2016
Less than a week after the bill reached his desk, Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 30 signed AB 2228 (Cooley) into law.
Co-sponsored by the League and the Code Enforcement Officers, this legislation establishes the Code Enforcement Officers Standards Act.

Under this law, the board of directors of the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) will develop and maintain standards for the various classes of Certified Code Enforcement Officers and promote training to ensure consistent enforcement and officer safety without imposing any mandates.
The League wishes to thank Assembly Member Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) for his leadership on this important issue. In addition, the League thanks CACEO, the co-sponsor on this legislation, for highlighting the need for legislation promoting standardized training. AB 2228 was inspired by documented instances of avoidable municipal liability, as well as the frequency of threats and assaults on code enforcement officers in the line of duty, whether serving warrants, issuing citations, enforcing animal control regulations or conducting inspections.
For more, please see “Bill Protecting Code Enforcement Officers Heads to Governor,” CA Cities Advocate, Aug. 24, 2016.

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