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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.

Video: Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes

October 8, 2015
The city of Red Wing is the first in Minnesota and the second in the nation to pass a resolution that calls for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime.

Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes

October 8, 2015
Red Wing, MN's resolution calls for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime. The hope is cities across the country will adopt this stance. More Here.

Republican Senators Push for Stiffer Penalties for Attacking Officers

October 1, 2015
“It is important that we send the message that police lives also matter, and that if you target a police officer with violence, you will receive a harsh penalty,” Toomey said in a statement.

Missouri Police Departments Required to Achieve Accreditation in New Law

July 13, 2015
A piece of the municipal court reform measure signed into law Thursday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon establishes an accreditation process for police departments in St. Louis County.

Maine Becomes Sixth State to Sign Constitutional Carry Bill

July 10, 2015
Legislative Document 652 will now allow Maine citizens over the age of 21 to carry a firearm without possessing a government permission slip, better known as a concealed carry permit.

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill to Promote Police Disclosure of Arrest Information

July 10, 2015
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill to bring arrest details to light as part of the state's sunshine law ensuring public access to government records and proceedings.
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