From: "John Kegg Legal Research - Paralegal" <>
To: "Darren Weeks" <>,
        "Jackie Patru" <>
Subject: Terrorist Bill Info also Street Terrorism and Enforcement and Prevention Act
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 09:43:41 -0800
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Darren and Jackie;
It is going from bad to worse as I look around this fine State of Commiefornia legal sites.  I am sending some info I have bumped into, this is getting curiouser and curiouser. 
If you download the Capitol Connection PDF file you will see where our fine state is pulling in line on tax codes with the federal government.
Keep going, I will send you more as I find it.
God help us all,
The paragraph that got my attention was 12020 (a)(4) on Street Terrorism and Enforcement and Prevention Act Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 186.20) of Title 7 of Part 1. 
The legislative site is down right now so I can't get anymore information at this time, maybe I will be able to later if I remember.
A rundown on the terrorism bills from the State itself:

The Capitol Connection Page 3


The impact of September 11 continues to be felt throughout the country. For their part, legislators in California have responded by introducing more than 100 bills this year to address a variety of issues that the state faces in the aftermath.

The bills cover a wide range of topics, from general state-level preparedness such as SB 1350 (Burton and McPher-son), which would require the Office of Emergency Ser-vices to develop specified training relative to terrorism awareness and response, to more specific responses, such as AB 2513 (LaSuer), which would add "potato" guns to the definition of destructive devices in the Penal Code.

Also, there are a number of bills that seek to expand the circumstances and expedite the process in which law en-forcement may obtain wiretaps. AB 2343 (Robert Pacheco and Rod Pacheco) adds possession of weapons of mass destruction or destructive devices to the list ofsuspected offenses for which a wiretap may be sought.

This bill would allow prosecutors to seek oral approval from judges for wiretaps in emergency situations. AB 74 (Washington) would, among other things, permit a presiding judge to designate a sequence of judges to be available to hear applications for wiretap orders.

Changes to civil law are also contemplated as a way of ensuring local communities are protected from terrorism. AB 2578 (Alquist) would make neighborhood associa-tions and community groups engaged in, or training for, emergency preparedness, emergency response, emer-gency relief or support activity exempt from liability for civil damages for any act or omission committed while engaging in those activities.

Other anti-terrorism bills would enhance the sentence for terrorism-related offenses. For example, AB 2107 (Strickland) would provide a sentence of up to 25 years for a conviction of money laundering in connection with certain terrorist acts.

I am also including the link to the CA State Assembly's Home page.

And the Senates:

c:\program files\qualcomm\eudora\attach\12020 thru 12040 Unlawful Carrying and Possession - Dangerous Weapons Control Laws - Firearms Division - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General.url 12020 thru 12040 Unlawful Carrying and Possession - Dangerous Weapons Control Laws - Firearms Division - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General.url