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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.

CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under California Sen. Bob Hertzberg's proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction. More Here.

Proposed NY Law Would Make Attacks on Officers Hate Crimes

May 17, 2017
A New York bill (S1114A) called the “Community Heroes Protection Act” was passed by the state senate last week. If it becomes law, the bill sponsored by Senator Fred Akshar (R-C-I, Colesville), would classify crimes committed against law enforcement, EMTs, and firefighters as hate crimes.

Video: TX Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban Into Law

May 8, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has signed a new ban on sanctuary cities into law, which would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws or face legal consequences.

TX Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban Into Law

May 8, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has signed a new ban on sanctuary cities into law, which would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws or face legal consequences. More Here.

AZ Bill Toughening Penalty for Assaulting Off-Duty LEOs Signed Into Law

April 18, 2017
The measure, dubbed the "Blue Lives Matter Law," makes it an aggravating circumstance for someone to knowingly assault an off-duty law-enforcement officer out of malice because of the officer's employment.

AL Senate Votes to Allow Church to Form Police Department

April 12, 2017
The Alabama Senate has voted to allow a church to form its own police force.

AZ Lawmakers OK 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill Protecting Off-Duty Officers

April 12, 2017
The Arizona Senate has passed legislation that would specify aggravated assault against off-duty police officers are crimes equal to assaulting on-duty officers.

New Mexico to Require All Officers to Carry Naloxone

April 7, 2017
New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with antidote kits as the state works to curb deaths from opioid and heroin overdoses.

Death Benefit for Families of MA First Responders Doubled

March 30, 2017
Surrounded by public safety officials, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a law doubling the death benefit for families of Massachusetts first responders killed in the line of duty.

AZ Bill Would Bump Up Penalty for Assault on Off-Duty Police

March 29, 2017
Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday engaged in a heated debate over whether they should approve a bill that would specify aggravated assault against off-duty police officers is a crime equal to assaulting an on-duty officer.

Attacking Police Officers Now a Hate Crime in KY

March 23, 2017
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law legislation that makes it a hate crime to attack a police officer or emergency responder. The state joined Louisiana as the only other state with a "Blue Lives Matter" law.

GA House Passes 'Back the Badge' License Plate Bill

March 20, 2017
The Georgia House of Representatives passed the "Back the Badge" license plate bill on Thursday by a vote of 165-1. Under Senate Bill 169, the proceeds from the plate would go to the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund.

AR Lawmakers Vote to Ban Videos of Officers Killed

March 14, 2017
Arkansas legislators have approved a bill preventing the general release of dashcam video showing the death of a police officer in the line of duty.

AR Considers Banning Videos Showing Officers Killed

March 9, 2017
Nearly six years after Arkansas police Officer Jonathan Schmidt was shot to death while pleading for his life, a dashcam video of his final moments still circulates on the internet. An Arkansas bill would prevent the broad release of material showing officers dying in the line of duty.

WA Senate Passes Bill to Make Threats Against Police Hate Crimes

March 9, 2017
The Washington senate has passed a measure that would make crimes and threats against police officers a hate crime in the state of Washington.

Proposed NC Bill Would Add What to Do at Traffic Stop to Driver's Ed

March 6, 2017
Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver’s education should require students to be taught what to do in a traffic stop.

AZ Senate OKs Racketeering Charges for Riots

February 24, 2017
The Arizona Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges.
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