California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has thrown his support behind a bill that would study officer-involved shootings statewide.

Becerra sponsored AB 284 Tuesday, which would require the state's Department of Justice to study officer-involved shootings between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016.

"Deadly force incidents leave a lasting imprint on our communities and the officers involved," Becerra said in a statement. "We need to develop targeted, effective solutions that can prevent the likelihood of these incidents."

The legislation now heads to the state Senate's Appropriations Committee before a final floor vote.