Our 2015 Legislation Signed into Law
AB 388 (Chang) – Housing: Homeless Veterans
This bill requires an evaluation to ensure that entities receiving funds through the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act of 2014 are using them in the most effective manner possible to prevent our nation’s military veterans from becoming homeless and to aid impoverished veterans already living on the streets.
SB 11 (Beall) – Law Enforcement Training: Mental Health
This bill ensures that law enforcement officers receive much-needed training in how to de-escalate an encounter with a person suffering from a mental illness, intellectual disability or substance abuse disorder. Specifically, it requires 15 hours of evidence-based behavioral health training and three hours of continuing education in this area.
SB 29 (Beall) – Law Enforcement Training: Mental Health
This bill ensures that all law enforcement officers who serve as trainers have at least eight hours of instruction in crisis intervention for behavioral health issues and at least four hours of training on how to deal with people coping with mental illness or intellectual disability.
Legislative Efforts We Continue to Push
The Steinberg Institute sponsored or supported multiple other measures in 2015 that it continues to press through legislation and policy efforts. This includes:
Find our 2017 Legislative Package here.
Find our 2016 Legislative Package here.