IN HB1062 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-04 - First reading: referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
Pending: House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Byron Ratcliffe Sr. racial profiling reform act. Honors the memory of Byron Ratcliffe Sr. by doing the following: (1) Prohibiting law enforcement agencies and law enforcement officers from engaging in racial profiling or conducting unlawful pretextual stops. (2) Requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt a detailed policy that defines the elements of racial profiling and unlawful pretextual stops. (3) Requiring law enforcement agencies to collect certain data pertaining to stops made by law enforcement officers. (4) Requiring law enforcement officers to receive training that includes cultural diversity awareness training and education concerning racial profiling and unlawful pretextual stops. (5) Requiring law enforcement agencies to transmit to the attorney general certain information concerning: (A) complaints concerning racial profiling and unlawful pretextual stops; (B) investigations concerning racial profiling and unlawful pretextual stops; (C) administrative actions taken in response to certain complaints and investigations; and (D) data related to certain stops and seizures. (6) Requiring the attorney general to: (A) submit an annual report to the legislative council concerning certain stops made by law enforcement agencies; (B) submit certain collected and submitted data to a third party for statistical analysis; and (C) publish the results of certain statistical analyses on the attorney general's Internet web site. (7) Establishing the racial profiling review commission to review complaints of racial profiling and unlawful pretextual stops. Permits a person to bring a civil action based on racial profiling or an unlawful pretextual stop. Allows a law enforcement agency to use certain federal funds to purchase vehicle cameras and body cameras. Requires a law enforcement agency to establish standards concerning the use of vehicle and body cameras in certain instances. Makes conforming amendments.

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Title

Byron Ratcliffe Sr. racial profiling reform act.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-04HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
2021-01-04HouseCoauthored by Representative Campbell
2021-01-04HouseAuthored by Representative Pryor

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Bill Comments 750

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