Last month California signed in a bill, which should be effective 1/1/2020, that requires “all court staff who interact with the public” to complete implicit bias training “every 2 years.” What a great law! Maybe Oregon will follow?
The drafters defined implicit bias as shown below and it included bias based on mental or physical disabilities, medical condition or genetic information. The requirement for repeat implicit bias training for all court staff dealing with the public was impressive and laudable.
The bill language stated:
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AB 242 (Kamlager-Dove) – Courts: Attorneys: Implicit Bias: Training
Authorizes the Judicial Council to develop training on implicit bias with respect to certain characteristics. Requires all court staff who interact with the public to complete 2 hours of any training developed by the Judicial Council pursuant to this authorization every 2 years. (DRC had a support position)
Signed 10/02/2019. Eff. 01/01/2020. Chapter No. 2019-418