IN SB0394 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-01-28 - Senator Sandlin added as second author
Pending: Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Police department administration. Provides that the chief of a city police department or town board of metropolitan police commissioners has the sole authority to make general or special orders to the police department establishing the department's procedures and policies, including use of force policy. Provides that the city or town may not prohibit or restrict a member of the police department from using a force option consistent with the standards and training regarding the lawful use of force adopted by the law enforcement training board. Provides that the law enforcement training board may establish standards for training programs that, if not adhered to, constitute grounds for decertifying the program.

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Police department administration.



2021-01-28SenateSenator Sandlin added as second author
2021-01-14SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law
2021-01-14SenateAuthored by Senator Freeman

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