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2021 MD H.B. 1024

Title - AN ACT concerning Charles County – Citizens Complaint Oversight Board

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 1024

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Establishes the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, and ma...

Establishes the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, and make recommendations for improving the policies and operations of law enforcement units to reduce incidents of police misconduct,establishes certain requirements for members of the Board,requires the Board to employ staff.

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2021 MD H.B. 1089

Title - AN ACT concerning Primary and Secondary Education – Expansion of Mental Health Services and Prohibition of School Resource Officers (Police-Free Schools Act)

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 1089

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Repeals certain provisions of law relating to the establishment of the Baltimore City School Police Force,prohibits a local school system from contracting with certain law enforcement agencies for a certain purpose,prohibits a local school system from est...

Repeals certain provisions of law relating to the establishment of the Baltimore City School Police Force,prohibits a local school system from contracting with certain law enforcement agencies for a certain purpose,prohibits a local school system from establishing its own police force,alters certain functions and duties of the Maryland Center for School Safety to require the Center to analyze certain data, to certify certain law enforcement coverage, and to submit a certain report.

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2021 MD H.B. 1024

Title - AN ACT concerning Charles County – Citizens Complaint Oversight Board

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 1024

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Establishes the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, and ma...

Establishes the Citizens Complaint Oversight Board of Charles County to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged police misconduct that occur in Charles County in a fair and timely manner, identify and address patterns of police misconduct, and make recommendations for improving the policies and operations of law enforcement units to reduce incidents of police misconduct,establishes certain requirements for members of the Board,requires the Board to employ staff.

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2021 MD H.B. 1049

Title - Police Qualified Immunity and Accountability Act

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 1049

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Establishes, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that a law enforcement officer is not immune from civil or criminal liability for acts or omissions causing certain physical or mental injury that occur while the law enforcement officer is acting i...

Establishes, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that a law enforcement officer is not immune from civil or criminal liability for acts or omissions causing certain physical or mental injury that occur while the law enforcement officer is acting in an official capacity,prohibits a person from bringing an action under the Act under certain circumstances,specifies that certain immunity does not apply to a claim brought under the Act.

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2021 MD H.B. 1046

Title - AN ACT concerning Vehicle Laws – Policies and Prohibition Against Discriminatory Traffic Stops

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 1046

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Requires the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission in consultation with the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center to expand the model policy against race-based traffic stops to include traffic stops based on national origin, religion, gender, g...

Requires the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission in consultation with the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center to expand the model policy against race-based traffic stops to include traffic stops based on national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, or sexual identity,requires a law enforcement officer making a traffic stop to report certain information to the law enforcement agency that employs the officer.

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2021 MD H.B. 956

Title - AN ACT concerning Criminal Procedure – Law Enforcement Procedures – Use of Force

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 956

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Provides that a certain police officer is justified in using force under certain circumstances,provides that a certain police officer is justified in using deadly force under certain circumstances,prohibits a police officer from using a certain type of re...

Provides that a certain police officer is justified in using force under certain circumstances,provides that a certain police officer is justified in using deadly force under certain circumstances,prohibits a police officer from using a certain type of restraint, subject to a certain exception,requires a certain police officer to make a certain attempt to intervene, to terminate, or to prevent a certain other officer’s use of a certain type of restraint under certain circumstances.

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2021 MD H.B. 953

Title - AN ACT concerning Law Enforcement – Racial Equity Audits and Coordinators

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 953

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Requires the chief of each law enforcement agency with a budget of or exceeding $50,000,000 to perform an annual racial equity audit related to practices on hiring, discipline and use of force within the department and to hire a racial equity coordinator.

2021 MD S.B. 599

Title - AN ACT concerning Public Safety – Surplus Military Equipment – Prohibition on Purchase by Law Enforcement Agencies

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 599

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Prohibits certain law enforcement agencies from receiving certain equipment from a federal military surplus program,establishes that the prohibition includes an armored or weaponized aircraft, drone, or vehicle, a destructive device, a firearm silencer, o...

Prohibits certain law enforcement agencies from receiving certain equipment from a federal military surplus program,establishes that the prohibition includes an armored or weaponized aircraft, drone, or vehicle, a destructive device, a firearm silencer, or a grenade launcher.

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2021 MD S.B. 588

Title - AN ACT concerning Law Enforcement Officers – Creditability of Witnesses and Misconduct Database (Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021)

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 588

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Requires each State's Attorney to maintain a list of certain law enforcement officers who have been found to have committed or are alleged to have committed acts that bear on credibility, integrity or honesty that would constitute impeachment or exculpato...

Requires each State’s Attorney to maintain a list of certain law enforcement officers who have been found to have committed or are alleged to have committed acts that bear on credibility, integrity or honesty that would constitute impeachment or exculpatory evidence,provides that certain personnel records are subject to inspection under the Maryland Public Information Act,requires the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to establish and maintain a certain database.

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2021 MD S.B. 601

Title - AN ACT concerning Public Safety – Required Drug and Alcohol Testing for Law Enforcement Officers

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 601

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Expands the procedures for conducting an investigation or interrogation under certain circumstances that may lead to disciplinary action, demotion, or dismissal of a law enforcement officer,establishes an exception to an existing authorization for a law e...

Expands the procedures for conducting an investigation or interrogation under certain circumstances that may lead to disciplinary action, demotion, or dismissal of a law enforcement officer,establishes an exception to an existing authorization for a law enforcement agency to require a certain law enforcement officer to submit to certain testing under certain circumstances,requires a law enforcement officer to submit to certain drug and alcohol testing under certain circumstances.

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2021 MD H.B. 809

Title - AN ACT concerning Public Safety – Use of Force De-Escalation Training of Law Enforcement Officers

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 809

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Requires a law enforcement agency to report, beginning on a specified date, and every 2 years thereafter, to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services on certain policies and procedures related to use of force de-escalation tra...

Requires a law enforcement agency to report, beginning on a specified date, and every 2 years thereafter, to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services on certain policies and procedures related to use of force de-escalation training for its law enforcement officers,requires the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to analyze the data collected and report to certain committees of the General Assembly by a specified date, and every 2 years thereafter.

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2021 MD S.B. 600

Title - MARYLAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2021

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 600

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Requires a certain law enforcement agency to notify the Office of the Attorney General of a certain incident involving the death of a person caused by a police officer as soon as the law enforcement agency becomes aware of the incident,requires the Attorn...

Requires a certain law enforcement agency to notify the Office of the Attorney General of a certain incident involving the death of a person caused by a police officer as soon as the law enforcement agency becomes aware of the incident,requires the Attorney General to investigate certain incidents involving the death of a person caused by a police officer,requires the Attorney General to transmit a certain report to a certain State’s Attorney at a certain time.

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