Our California Legislative Priorities Focus on Police Transparency and Press Protections

The First Amendment Coalition’s priorities for the 2021 California legislative session focus on advancing police transparency, strengthening press and protester protections, and opposing government secrecy in all forms. Read our position letters to see where we stand on bills we are monitoring:

FAC supports these bills

AB 339: Enhances public access to meetings

AB 48: Protecting press and protesters from “less lethal” munitions

SB 16: Improves police transparency by expanding the California Public Records Act

SB 98: Protecting the press at protests

FAC opposes these bills

AB 268: Creating more secrecy in death investigations by allowing more sealing of coroner records

AB 361: Could create barriers to local government meetings

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