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California's Assembly Bill 931—a piece of legislation aimed at reducing the number of officer-involved shootings in California by modifying that state's legal standard for judging police officers' use of force from "reasonable" to "necessary"—will not move forward this year, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The bill—authored by Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento)—was introduced in the wake of the March shooting of Stephon Clark in south Sacramento.

The bill was vigorously opposed by law enforcement groups.

The Senate had recently sent the bill back to the Senate Rules Committee, temporarily halting its progress toward passage.

Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins said in a statement, "Unfortunately, the legislative calendar does not provide the necessary time to clearly resolve the concerns that need to be addressed for the bill to pass the two legislative houses and get to the Governor’s desk for his signature."

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