Bill limiting aggressive behavior at county offices sails through committee

AB 660, by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D-West Covina), which would amend existing law to make it unlawful for a person to interfere with those persons who are at the government office to transact business, was unanimously passed by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a 7-0 vote.

The bill would add making a material misrepresentation of the law to the list of behaviors that constitute unlawful interference at a county facility under existing law.

AB 660 is co-sponsored by CNPA and the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials.

The bill was introduced to help address a growing problem arising at several county clerks’ offices in Southern California where individuals offering to “assist” those who are required to file a fictitious business name (FBN) statement with the county clerk’s office have exhibited threatening behavior toward the potential filers.

AB 660 will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee sometime in the next few weeks.