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2021 OH H.B. 287

Title - A BILL To enact section 2903.17 of the Revised Code to create the offense of strangulation by a law enforcement officer.

Law Number - 2021 OH H.B. 287

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Creates the offense of strangulation by a law enforcement officer.

2021 ME H.B. 1196A

Title - An Act To Criminalize Calls Made to Emergency Services Based on Racial Profiling

Law Number - 2021 ME H.B. 1196A

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Criminalizes calls made to emergency services based on racial profiling,adds to the crime of false public alarm or report knowingly giving or causing to be given false information about another person to a law enforcement officer, a member of a firefighti...

Criminalizes calls made to emergency services based on racial profiling,adds to the crime of false public alarm or report knowingly giving or causing to be given false information about another person to a law enforcement officer, a member of a firefighting agency, including a volunteer fire department, or a public safety answering point or any other person knowing that the other person is likely to communicate the information to a law enforcement officer, a member of a firefighting agency.

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2021 AL S.B. 398

Title - AN ACT Relating to crimes and offenses,to create the Anti-Aggravated Riot Act,to amend Sections 13A-6-21, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, and 15-10-3, Code of Alabama 1975, and to add Sections 13A-11-3.1 and 13A-11-5.1 to the Code of Alabama 1975, to create the crimes of assault against a first responder in the first and second degrees,to further provide for the crimes of riot and inciting to riot,to create the crime of aggravated riot,to provide further for the crime of assault in the second degree,to create the crime of unlawful traffic interference,to further provide for penalties for certain violations,to further provide for the arrest, release, and bail of certain offenders,to provide restrictions on the issuance of certain state funds to a political subdivision that abolishes or reduces funding to a local law enforcement agency under certain conditions,and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended by Amendment 890, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.

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Creates the crime of assault against a first responder,provides further for the crimes of riot and inciting to riot,creates the crimes of aggravated riot and unlawful traffic interference,provides a holding period after arrest,provides penalties for defun...

Creates the crime of assault against a first responder,provides further for the crimes of riot and inciting to riot,creates the crimes of aggravated riot and unlawful traffic interference,provides a holding period after arrest,provides penalties for defunding police,adds Sections 13A-11-3.1, 13A-11-5.1,amends Sections 13A-6-21, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, 15-10-3.

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2021 TX H.B. 3157

Title - AN ACT relating to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person.

Law Number - 2021 TX H.B. 3157

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Relates to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person.

2021 NC S.B. 616

Title - REQUIRE PERSONS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PROVIDE AID TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER UPON REQUEST OF THE OFFICER AND TO CLARIFY THAT THE OFFENSE OF RESISTING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INCLUDES INTERFERING WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Law Number - 2021 NC S.B. 616

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Requires certain persons to provide aid to a law enforcement officer upon request of the officer,clarifies that the offense of resisting a law enforcement officer includes interfering with the law enforcement officer.

2021 NC S.B. 454

Title - INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR THE BURNING OF COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES

Law Number - 2021 NC S.B. 454

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Increases the punishment for the burning of commercial structures,amends the offense of arson or other unlawful burnings that result in injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer, fire investigator, or emergency medical technician,authorizes the Com...

Increases the punishment for the burning of commercial structures,amends the offense of arson or other unlawful burnings that result in injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer, fire investigator, or emergency medical technician,authorizes the Commissioner of Insurance through the Office of State Fire Marshal to investigate fires,requires criminal history record checks of applicants to fire departments,requires applicants to disclose certain criminal charges.

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2021 NC H.B. 418

Title - MAKE IT A CRIME TO THREATEN TO INFLICT SERIOUS BODILY HARM UPON OR TO KILL A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

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Makes it a crime to threaten to inflict serious bodily harm upon or to kill a law enforcement officer, probation or parole officer, detention facility employee, or another person as retaliation against the officer for performing the officer's official dut...

Makes it a crime to threaten to inflict serious bodily harm upon or to kill a law enforcement officer, probation or parole officer, detention facility employee, or another person as retaliation against the officer for performing the officer’s official duties.

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2021 NY S.B. 5967

Title - AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a duty to report an unauthorized use of force by a police officer

Law Number - 2021 NY S.B. 5967

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Relates to establishing a duty to report an unauthorized use of force by a police officer,provides that failure to report is a class B misdemeanor.

2021 RI H.B. 6153

Title - RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

Law Number - 2021 RI H.B. 6153

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Amends the law enforcement officers bill of rights,provides greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement officers,provides that upon a finding that a law enforcement officer has violated a law or department of rule or regulation...

Amends the law enforcement officers bill of rights,provides greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement officers,provides that upon a finding that a law enforcement officer has violated a law or department of rule or regulation, the chief of police may impose discipline up to and including termination of employment,provides that the police officer may appeal the chief’s decision to a hearing committee,provides that the committee may affirm, reverse, or modify the decision.

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2021 NC H.B. 321

Title - RESTORE LAW AND ORDER IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA BY HOLDING ACCOUNTABLE ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL IN THIS STATE, WHETHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED

Law Number - 2021 NC H.B. 321

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Restores law and order in the state by holding accountable any public official in this state, whether elected or appointed, for the consequences that occur directly or indirectly from the public official's act of causing law enforcement officers to stand ...

Restores law and order in the state by holding accountable any public official in this state, whether elected or appointed, for the consequences that occur directly or indirectly from the public official’s act of causing law enforcement officers to stand down in the face of violent criminal actions including murder, rioting, looting, physical assault, damage to public or private property, pulling down statues or other memorials or monuments, vandalism, arson, or any other criminal act.

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2021 NC H.B. 315

Title - ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR THE BURNING OF COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES

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Increases the punishment for the burning of commercial structures,amends the offense of arson or other unlawful burnings that result in injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer, fire investigator, or emergency medical technician,authorizes the com...

Increases the punishment for the burning of commercial structures,amends the offense of arson or other unlawful burnings that result in injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer, fire investigator, or emergency medical technician,authorizes the commissioner of insurance through the office of state fire marshal to investigate fires,requires criminal history record checks of applicants to fire departments.

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NC S.B. 300

Title - AN ACT TO INCREASE PROTECTIONS, TRAINING, AND OVERSIGHT FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS,TO REQUIRE USE OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION’S RECORD OF ARREST AND PROSECUTION BACKGROUND (RAP BACK) SYSTEM FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT HIRING PURPOSES,TO EXPAND THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURT’S COURT DATE REMINDER SYSTEM,TO DECRIMINALIZE NON-STATUTORY CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND VIOLATIONS,TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR RIOT OFFENSES,TO MANDATE MISDEMEANOR FIRST APPEARANCES WHEN A DEFENDANT IS IN CUSTODY,AND TO MANDATE FIRST APPEARANCES FOR ALL CHARGES WHEN A DEFENDANT IS IN CUSTODY TO BE HELD WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS.

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Increases protections, training, and oversight for state and local law enforcement officers,to require use of the federal bureau of investigation's record of arrest and Prosecution background (rap back) system for law enforcement hiring purposes,to expand...

Increases protections, training, and oversight for state and local law enforcement officers,to require use of the federal bureau of investigation’s record of arrest and
Prosecution background (rap back) system for law enforcement hiring purposes,to expand the administrative office of the court’s court date reminder system,to decriminalize non-statutory criminal offenses and violations,to increase the punishment for riot offenses,to mandate misdemeanor first appearances when a defendant is in custody,and to mandate first appearances for all charges when a defendant is in custody to be held within forty-eight hours.”

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