California Senate Minority Chief Brian Jones stated Monday his invoice to “compassionately clear” homeless encampments close to faculties, parks, libraries and daycare facilities has died in committee.
Senate Invoice 31 had obtained bipartisan assist with Sen. Invoice Dodd, a Democrat from Napa, signing on as a coauthor.
“After weeks of negotiations, I’m upset to announce that the bipartisan SB 31 is not going to be transferring ahead this 12 months,” stated Jones. “The Democrat-led Senate Public Security Committee refused to achieve an settlement that might enable the invoice to advance.”
Jones, who represents east San Diego County, the invoice has been stalled within the committee since March 28 after a party-line vote.
“Their failure to behave on this important difficulty is a shameful show of neglect for the protection and wellbeing of probably the most susceptible in our communities — our youngsters,” he stated. “It’s time for elected officers to prioritize compassion and security over political gamesmanship.”
The invoice would have required legislation enforcement officers to offer a 72-hour discover earlier than an encampment sweep and distribute details about sleeping alternate options, homeless and psychological well being providers, and homeless shelters.