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PA Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Delayed ID of Officers in OIS

November 23, 2016
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have tried to stop the quick release of the names of any police officers involved in a shooting or other use-of-force incident that resulted in death or serious injury.

SC Bill Could Allow Teachers to Carry Guns at School

November 18, 2016
South Carolina Representative Joshua Putnam is working on a draft bill that would allow teachers in the state to apply for a special concealed weapons permit for carrying guns at school.

Busting the Pot Fairy Tale

November 7, 2016

Once upon a time, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. Then they made billions of tax dollars and we all munched on chips and lived happily ever after. Yeah, right.

Guns Not Allowed at School Functions in Georgia, Court Rules

November 2, 2016
The Georgia Supreme Court delivered a blow to gun rights activists Monday in a ruling that said a law that prohibits guns at school property trumps one passed at the same time that allowed firearms inside school safety zones.

PA Lawmakers Approve Ban on Naming Officers in Shootings

October 28, 2016
Pennsylvania's legislature on Thursday passed and sent to Gov. Wolf a bill that would block public officials from immediately releasing the names of officers involved in shootings and other such incidents.

Marijuana Legalization Leading In All States Where On November Ballot

October 7, 2016
Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they're on the ballot.

Texas Governor Announces Police Protection Act

July 19, 2016
The proposal is punctuated by making it a hate crime for anyone to commit a crime against a law enforcement officer out of bias against the police. The governor will request that the Texas legislature pass the Police Protection Act in the 2017 legislative session.

New Law Supports First Responders Who Treat Injured Pets

July 5, 2016
The legislation passed recently makes Ohio one of the first states to protect first responders who administer lifesaving aid to pets, companion animals, or police dogs in crisis.

Louisiana to Pass 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill

May 23, 2016
Louisiana is set to approve a bill that would expand the state's hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel.

FLEOA Supports Moving Criminal Investigation Division from IRS to Main Treasury

May 23, 2016
New legislation proposes the creation of a Bureau of Criminal Investigation within the main Treasury.

FLEOA Supports Booker Bill for Equitable Federal Law Enforcement Pay and Benefits

May 19, 2016
Today, Senator Corey Book introduced the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act, which would amend the definition of "law enforcement officer" to include uniformed officers from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department.

FLEOA Stands With Lawmakers on Sentencing Reductions

May 13, 2016
"Reversing policies that have significantly decreased crime and replacing them with new initiatives that would unleash thousands of violent offenders is in no way a reasonable proposition."

Congresswoman Proposes National Standard for De-escalation Training and Use of Force

May 13, 2016
“We want our officers using force really that [is] proportional to the situation,” Moore said in an interview on Wednesday. “This is about giving police officers additional training assets with regard to encounters that don’t necessarily have to end up with a use of deadly force.”

Louisiana Legislature Considers Hate Crime Protections for Police, Firefighters

April 25, 2016
Louisiana would be among the first states to make it a hate crime to target police officers and firefighters, if legislation that is being pushed at the State Capitol this session is successful.

Iowa Allows First Responders to Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

April 11, 2016
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed Senate File 2218 and 28 other bills into law Wednesday, allowing first responders to stock and administer drugs called opioid antagonists for use in life-threatening opioid overdoses.

Congressman Sponsors Bill to Make Attacks on Officers a Federal Hate Crime

March 22, 2016
“There are more officers being targeted because of the fact that they’re police officers,” said Buck, a Republican representing Colorado. More Here.

Video: Congressman Sponsors Bill to Make Attacks on Officers a Federal Hate Crime

March 22, 2016
“There are more officers being targeted because of the fact that they’re police officers,” said Buck, a Republican representing Colorado.

New York Senator Votes for Bill to Protect Police Officers

March 8, 2016
New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) voted this week on legislation (S.5598) that would establish the new crime of inciting violence against a police officer.

Virginia Considers Bill to Withhold All Officers’ Names

February 25, 2016
The Virginia Senate has already approved Senate Bill 552, which would classify the names of all police officers and fire marshals as “personnel records,” exempting them from mandatory disclosure under the state’s freedom of information law. The Republican-dominated Virginia House will consider the bill in hearings starting Thursday. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has not taken a position on the bill yet, his spokesman said.

Proposed South Carolina Law Would Require Agencies to Have Policy for Officer-Involved Deaths

February 19, 2016
South Carolina state senators gave unanimous key approval Thursday for a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to have a written policy on how to handle officer-involved deaths.
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