AB 1161, authored by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) would help empower local communities to safely reduce the number of hate crimes. As proposed to be amended, this bill would require local law enforcement agencies to update their policies on hate crimes and provide guidance to strengthen those policies, focusing on recognizing hate crimes when they have occurred, engaging in appropriate response given the targeted community and the broader community, and fostering a community environment that prevents future hate crimes and incidents from occurring.
Status: Died in committee, May 25
Author: Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)