The state Senate quickly approved a measure today that would give rank and file California Highway Patrol officers and cadets the right to appeal grievances before the State Personnel Board while on probation.
Senate Bill 318, introduced by Sen. Kevin de LeÃ³n, D-Los Angeles, passed the Senate 36-0 without debate. It now goes to the Assembly.
According to the Senate analysis of the bill, California Association of Highway Patrolmen cadets and lowest-level CHP officers on probation are the only state government workers who can't appeal a rejection. Higher-ranked CHP uniformed officers, rank-and-file employees in all other bargaining units, managers and supervisors have the right to appeal a probationary rejection.
California Senate Bill 318, introduced by Sen. Kevin Kevin de LeÃ³n, D-Los Angeles