Bill Text: AZ SB1746 | 2021 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Peace officer database; disciplinary actions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-04 - Senate read second time [SB1746 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2021-SB1746-Introduced.html

 

 

 

REFERENCE TITLE: peace officer database; disciplinary actions.

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session

2021

 

 

 

SB 1746

 

Introduced by

Senators Navarrete: Alston, Contreras, Engel, Mendez, Otondo, Peshlakai, Rios

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending title 41, chapter 12, article 8, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 41-1828.02; relating to the arizona peace officer standards and training board.

 

 

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 41, chapter 12, article 8, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 41-1828.02, to read:

START_STATUTE41-1828.02. Law enforcement officer database; law enforcement agency reporting; civil action; definition

A. The board, in consultation with the attorney general, shall establish and make available on its website a law enforcement officer database that includes the names and discipline record, if any, of every law enforcement officer in this state and that is accessible only to a law enforcement agency that is conducting a background investigation of an applicant for the position of a law enforcement officer.

B. within ten days after a final ruling or determination, a law enforcement agency shall report to the board the name of the law enforcement officer and any record of the following actions taken against that law enforcement officer:

1. Any disciplinary action.

2. A substantiated public or internal complaint.

3. Any formal reprimand that is included in the law enforcement officer's personnel record.

4. Any information about an investigation If the law enforcement officer resigns before the investigation is complete.

C. Before a law enforcement agency hires an applicant for the position of a law enforcement officer, the law enforcement agency must check for the applicant's name in the database.

D. A person may bring an action in superior court to enforce this section. If the court finds that the board or a law enforcement agency failed to comply with this section, the court may award the prevailing party reasonable attorney fees, damages and costs.

E. For the purposes of this section, "disciplinary action" has the same meaning prescribed in section 38-1101. END_STATUTE

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