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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.

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.
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