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NH Senate OKs Making Court Officers Eligible for Death Benefit

February 19, 2018
New Hampshire's court security officers who are killed in the line of duty would be eligible for the same death benefits as police officers and firefighters under a bill passed by the state Senate.

Missouri Bill to Up Penalties for Harming Police Dogs Fails

February 15, 2018
Missouri lawmakers voted down a bill that would have increased the penalties for killing or injuring police dogs in the state.

Oregon Legislators Propose Mandatory Mental Health Counseling for Police Officers

February 7, 2018
Some state legislators want to require every law enforcement officer in Oregon to meet with a mental health professional at least once every two years.

UT Bill Lowers Age for Teens Accused of Killing Officers to Face Adult Charges

January 22, 2018
A new bill filed in the Utah State Legislature would lower the age for teenagers to face adult-level charges when they’re accused of killing police officers.

MS Bill Would Allow Ambulances to Transport Injured K-9s

January 15, 2018
The bill, filed by Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, said any law enforcement dog used by a police enforcement or governing agency of a county or municipality injured or wounded in the line of work would be eligible for transport.

NM Governor Wants to Grant Immunity to Law Enforcement Officers

January 12, 2018
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico law enforcement officers for actions in the line of duty.

NC Driver Manuals Now Teach Public What to Do at Traffic Stop

January 3, 2018
The law took effect Jan. 1, and the guidelines will be required reading in all driver’s education classes in high school.

Texas Back In Federal Court Over Anti-"Sanctuary Cities" Law

November 7, 2017
Attorneys for the state of Texas were set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, against charges that the measure is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution.

Video: Judge Declares CO Sex Offender Registration Act Unconstitutional

September 5, 2017
A federal court judge's ruling finding that Colorado's sex-offender registry violated the Constitutional rights of three sex offenders who sued could change the way the public gets access to the list.

Judge Declares CO Sex Offender Registration Act Unconstitutional

September 5, 2017
A federal court judge's ruling finding that Colorado's sex-offender registry violated the Constitutional rights of three sex offenders who sued could change the way the public gets access to the list. More Here.

IL Bill to Allow Ambulances for Injured K-9s Signed into Law

August 16, 2017
Illinois House Bill 2661 was signed into law today. It allows police dogs injured in the line of duty to be transported to a veterinary clinic or similar facility by emergency professionals.

NH Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

July 19, 2017
New Hampshire is now the 22nd state and the last in New England to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

MO Joins 27 Other States With 'Blue Alert' System

July 6, 2017
Missouri soon will have a system to notify the general public when a law enforcement officer is killed or injured.

Black Lives Matter Trying to Stop NJ Bill That Would Require Kids be Taught How to Interact with Police

July 5, 2017
Black Lives Matter has come out against a new bill proposed by the New Jersey Assembly that compels schools to provide training to youngsters on how to interact with police and avoid confrontation.

Law Signed Making Attacks on Police in Texas a Hate Crime

June 19, 2017
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott recently gave his approval to the Police Protection Act, which ups the penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers in the state.

Colorado to Use Pot Tax Revenues to Fund Pot Busts

June 9, 2017
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.

MI Bill Would Give Tax Break to LEOs Without Social Security

May 25, 2017
Certain employees retired from government work would get a tax break under legislation approved unanimously by the Michigan Senate

Nevada Expected to Become Second State to Mandate Police Body Cameras

May 19, 2017
Police officers in the state of Nevada may soon be required to wear body cameras under a measure that was sent on Thursday to Governor Brian Sandoval for his signature.

Bills Would Set Statewide Police Use of Force Policies in Wisconsin

May 18, 2017
A set of Democratic bills proposed Wednesday would set statewide policies for police use of force in Wisconsin. But the head of the state's largest law enforcement union says many of those rules are already in place throughout the state

Video: CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under his proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction.
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