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2019 CA S.B. 230

Title - An act to add Chapter 17.4 (commencing with Section 7286) to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, and to add Section 13519.10 to the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.

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Requires each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, utilizing deescalation techniques and other alternatives to force when feasible, specific guidelines for the application of deadly force, and factors f...

Requires each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, utilizing deescalation techniques and other alternatives to force when feasible, specific guidelines for the application of deadly force, and factors for evaluating and reviewing all use of force incidents, among other things.

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2019 ME S.B. 198

Title - An Act To Require Law Enforcement Officers To Wear Body Cameras

Law Number - 2019 ME S.B. 198

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Requires that a law enforcement agency shall ensure that each law enforcement officer in its employ is equipped with a body-worn camera and that such body-worn camera is in operation and creating a recording at all times the officer is in uniform and enga...

Requires that a law enforcement agency shall ensure that each law enforcement officer in its employ is equipped with a body-worn camera and that such body-worn camera is in operation and creating a recording at all times the officer is in uniform and engaged in law enforcement-related encounters or activities.

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2019 CA A.B. 329

Title - An act to amend Sections 13951 and 13956 of the Government Code, relating to victim compensation, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately

Law Number - 2019 CA A.B. 329

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Revises the definition of crime to include the use of excessive force by a law enforcement officer regardless of whether the officer is arrested or charged with commission of a crime or public offense. Prohibits the board from denying an application based...

Revises the definition of crime to include the use of excessive force by a law enforcement officer regardless of whether the officer is arrested or charged with commission of a crime or public offense. Prohibits the board from denying an application based upon the victim’ s involvement in the crime, upon the victim’s failure to cooperate, based solely on a police report or the lack thereof, or based upon whether the law enforcement officer was arrested or charged with a crime.

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2019 MA S.B. 1367

Title - AN ACT PROTECTING INDIVIDUALS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT CUSTODY

Law Number - 2019 MA S.B. 1367

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Protects individuals in law enforcement custody.

2020 NY S.B. 2575-B

Title - AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring a law enforcement officer or peace officer who discharges his or her weapon under circumstances where a person could be struck by a bullet to immediately report the incident

Law Number - 2020 NY S.B. 2575B

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Requires state and local law enforcement officers, as well as peace officers, to report, within six hours, when they discharge their weapon where a person could have been struck, whether they were on or off duty.

2019 NY S.B. 2574 (NS)

Title - Creates an office of special investigation within the office of the attorney general.

Law Number - 2019 NY S.B. 2574 (NS)

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Establishes the office of special investigation within the office of the attorney general.

2019 HI H.B. 285

Title - A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Law Number - 2019 HI H.B. 285

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Requires the Chief of Police of each county police department to disclose to the Legislature the identity of a police officer upon suspension or discharge of the officer,amends the Uniform Information Practices Act to allow for the disclosure of informati...

Requires the Chief of Police of each county police department to disclose to the Legislature the identity of a police officer upon suspension or discharge of the officer,amends the Uniform Information Practices Act to allow for the disclosure of information related to the suspension or discharge of a police officer,empowers the Law Enforcement Standards Board to establish uniform statewide standards for law enforcement and the use of force.

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2020 NY S.B. 1830

Title - AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to functions of the chief administrator of the courts,and to amend the executive law, in relation to reporting requirements

Law Number - 2020 NY S.B. 1830

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Expands reporting requirements of misdemeanors and violations charged by the Chief Administrator of the Courts and law enforcement agencies. The bill mandates the collection of data about the race, ethnicity, age, and sex of individuals charged, as well a...

Expands reporting requirements of misdemeanors and violations charged by the Chief Administrator of the Courts and law enforcement agencies. The bill mandates the collection of data about the race, ethnicity, age, and sex of individuals charged, as well as the status of their cases, all of which must now be made publicly available online. It also requires the reporting and publication of deaths in police custody and those caused by any use of police force.

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2020 NY S.B. 1830C

Title - AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to functions of the chief administrator of the courts,and to amend the executive law, in relation to reporting requirements

Law Number - 2020 NY S.B. 1830C

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Requires courts to compile and publish racial and other demographic data of all low-level offenses, including misdemeanors and violations. The bill also requires police departments to submit annual reports on arrest-related deaths to be submitted to the D...

Requires courts to compile and publish racial and other demographic data of all low-level offenses, including misdemeanors and violations. The bill also requires police departments to submit annual reports on arrest-related deaths to be submitted to the Department of Criminal Justice Services and to the governor and the Legislature. The legislation requires that the information contained in the report be made publicly available on the Office of Court Administration’s website and be updated monthly.

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2019 CA A.B. 66 (NS)

Title - Police: use of force

Law Number - 2019 CA A.B. 66 (NS)

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Regulates use of kinetic energy projectiles and chemical weapons in law enforcement

WI 21 2020

Title - Special Session of the Legislature

Law Number - WI 21 2020

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Relates to a special session of the legislature on the Use of Force by Law Enforcement.