The law was drafted by the California Public Defenders' Association and supported by the ACLU and other civil rights groups. There was no organized opposition. Practically, the change will has legal effect. The act of filming police in public has always been legal in California (in the sense that it has never been illegal). This bill merely clarifies and restates existing law.
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