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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. 626

Title - Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 626

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Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally using excessive force,requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene to prevent another officer's use of excessive force,prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally refusing to prompt...

Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally using excessive force,requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene to prevent another officer’s use of excessive force,prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally refusing to promptly provide or make a reasonable effort to obtain medical treatment for a person injured by a police officer’s use of excessive force,requiring a law enforcement officer to make an immediate report to a superior regarding certain actions of another law enforcement officer

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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 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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2021 MD H.B. 727

Title - AN ACT concerning Law Enforcement – Body-Worn Cameras – Capabiliti

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 727

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Requires a policy for the issuance and use of a body-worn camera by a law enforcement officer developed and published by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require that a body-worn camera purchased or otherwise procured for use by a ...

Requires a policy for the issuance and use of a body-worn camera by a law enforcement officer developed and published by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require that a body-worn camera purchased or otherwise procured for use by a law enforcement officer on or after January 1, 2022, automatically record and save 2 minutes of audio and video footage immediately prior to the officer activating the record button on the device.

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2021 MD H.B. 707

Title - AN ACT concerning Public Safety – Law Enforcement Reform

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 707

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Provides that the Police Department of Baltimore City is an agency and instrumentality of the City of Baltimore, instead of the State,provides that police officers of the department have the authority conferred under Title 2 of the Criminal Procedure Arti...

Provides that the Police Department of Baltimore City is an agency and instrumentality of the City of Baltimore, instead of the State,provides that police officers of the department have the authority conferred under Title 2 of the Criminal Procedure Article,requires that a certain “no-knock” search warrant be preapproved by a certain supervisor and the State’s Attorney,alters the required frequency of certain police training.

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2021 MD H.B. 707

Title - AN ACT concerning Public Safety – Law Enforcement Reform

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 707

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Provides that the Police Department of Baltimore City is an agency and instrumentality of the City of Baltimore, instead of the State,provides that police officers of the department have the authority conferred under Title 2 of the Criminal Procedure Arti...

Provides that the Police Department of Baltimore City is an agency and instrumentality of the City of Baltimore, instead of the State,provides that police officers of the department have the authority conferred under Title 2 of the Criminal Procedure Article,requires that a certain “no-knock” search warrant be preapproved by a certain supervisor and the State’s Attorney,alters the required frequency of certain police training.

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2021 MD H.B. 727

Title - AN ACT concerning Law Enforcement – Body-Worn Cameras – Capabiliti

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Requires a policy for the issuance and use of a body-worn camera by a law enforcement officer developed and published by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require that a body-worn camera purchased or otherwise procured for use by a ...

Requires a policy for the issuance and use of a body-worn camera by a law enforcement officer developed and published by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require that a body-worn camera purchased or otherwise procured for use by a law enforcement officer on or after January 1, 2022, automatically record and save 2 minutes of audio and video footage immediately prior to the officer activating the record button on the device.

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2021 MD S.B. 419

Title - AN ACT repealing a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer’s authority or purpose under certain circumstances,applies the Act prospectively.

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 419

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Repeals a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer...

Repeals a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer’s authority or purpose under certain circumstances,applies the Act prospectively.

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2021 MD S.B. 419

Title - AN ACT repealing a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer’s authority or purpose under certain circumstances,applies the Act prospectively.

Law Number - 2021 MD S.B. 419

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Repeals a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer...

Repeals a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer’s authority or purpose under certain circumstances,applies the Act prospectively.

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2021 MD H.B. 538

Title - AN ACT concerning Handgun Permits – Qualifications – High-Risk Occupations

Law Number - 2021 MD H.B. 538

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Requires the Secretary of State Police to issue a certain permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun to a person who meets certain requirements and is employed in a certain profession.