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File #: 21-342    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 577 (Muratsuchi) Hate crimes: hotline.
Attachments: 1. 20210504_r_AB 557 (Muratsuchi)_Support).pdf, 2. 20210504_att_AB 557 (Muratsuchi)_Hate Crimes Hotline_Bill Analysis.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

 

From:                      Michael Callagy, County Manager

Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer

 

Subject:                      Adopt a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 577 (Muratsuchi) Hate crimes: hotline

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Adopt a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 577 (Muratsuchi) Hate crimes: hotline.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Hate crimes in the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade in 2019. On March 35, 2021, Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi amended AB 557 to create a state-wide hate crimes hotline.

 

DISCUSSION:

California has seen a recent spike in hate crime activity. To address this issue, multiple states and local jurisdictions have implemented hate crimes hotline programs to facilitate reporting. AB 557 (Muratsuchi) would require the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish and maintain an accessible toll-free hotline number and an online form to reporting hate crimes and hate incidents. 

 

The bill unanimously passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 4, 2021. It is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

 

A full analysis of the measure can be found in the attached form. 

 

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the resolution as to form. 

 

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:

Measure

FY 2019-20

FY 2020-21 Projected

State/Federal Measures analyzed and acted on

300

500

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact to County as a result of the Board’s supporting this measure.