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Rioting Could Lead to Racketeering Charges Under AZ Senate Plan

February 3, 2017
Participating in or being near a riot could lead to prosecution on felony racketeering charges and property seizures under a proposal advanced by an Arizona Senate committee Thursday.

Proposed VA Law Would Prohibit Police Chiefs from Naming Officers Involved in Shootings

February 2, 2017
Del. Jackson H. Miller, R-Manassas, a former police officer, is sponsoring House Bill 2043, which would forbid a police chief or any public official from naming an officer who discharges a gun, or is under investigation for using force, until an investigation is complete, unless the investigation lasts longer than six months.

House Passes Bill to Help First Responders Acquire New Technologies

February 1, 2017
Legislation which will make it easier for first responders to acquire new equipment and technologies they need to respond to evolving threats was passed by the House Monday.

MD Legislators Sponsor Bill to Give Officers Hate Crime Protections

January 31, 2017
A House of Delegates committee on Tuesday was expected to hear testimony on legislation sponsored by Sen. Bryan Simonaire and Del. Meagan Simonaire, Republicans from Pasadena who argue the state's police and corrections officers should have another layer of protection under the law

WA Legislators Weigh Bills to Change Law on Police Use of Force

January 31, 2017
Lawmakers in Washington state are weighing bills that would raise the bar on when an officer can use deadly force.

MS Senate Passes "Blue Lives Matter" Bill

January 27, 2017
After a nearly two-hour floor debate, the Mississippi Senate passed a "Blue Lives Matter" bill Thursday by 37-13, adding targeting of law enforcement and other first responders to the state hate crimes law.

MN Bill Would Make Convicted Protesters Liable for Policing Costs

January 25, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers are advancing a bill that would allow cities to sue protesters who violate the law for the cost of the police response to the demonstration.

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.”
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