TaKe Action 2:
Submit Your Opposition Letter to Policy Committees
Make sure that your position on this bill is heard and put on record by submitting you comments to the California Legislature Position Letter Portal.
Comments will be shared with the appropriate policy committee members hearing the bill.
"I oppose SB 1464 which would require sheriffs and peace officers to enforce public health orders rather than allowing them to do so. These types of health policies could lead to loss of voluntary and informed consent and hinder the ability of law enforcement to carry out their primary objectives in protecting against criminal acts."
If the deadline to submit comments through the portal has passed, please email your comments to the Senate Health Committee: SHEA.Committee@sen.ca.gov
You might add a personal experience or talking points outlined below.
Talking Points for SB 1464
Specific Ask: Oppose SB 1464 or abstain from voting on the bill.
Main Talking Points
- Local law enforcement should not be required to enforce health orders.
- Law enforcement offices are already overwhelmed and understaffed.
- Requiring health interventions interferes with voluntary and informed consent and should not make use of police powers.
- The punitive consequence against an agency would unfairly impact residents within that county.
- Protecting law enforcement discretion is important when considering that local health officers can "take any action" to control the spread of a communicable disease.