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CA Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens to Serve as Officers

GA Legislators File Bill to Exempt Officers from State Income Tax

The single-page bill, which has been assigned to the House Ways & Means committee, calls for full exemption of the state's income tax payments for law enforcement officers charged with “enforcing criminal laws and exercising the power of arrest...”

February 1, 2022

New Law to Ban Chokehold Use by Police in Missouri

Missouri police officers would be prohibited from using chokeholds to subdue crime suspects under a sweeping package of law enforcement reforms that were expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday.

July 14, 2021

Texas Legislature Passes Bills to Prevent Defunding of Police

Federal Police Reform Bill Calls ECWs "Deadly Force"

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association said the bill shows a misunderstanding of stun guns and why they are used and will likely result in officers instead just going for their firearms.

May 14, 2021

Proposed KY Law Would Make it Illegal to Provoke Violence by Taunting Police

Proposed KY Law Would Make it Illegal to Provoke Violence by Taunting Police

The proposed law makes a person guilty of disorderly conduct — a Class B misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 90 days' imprisonment — if he or she "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.

March 5, 2021

House Democrats Pass Police Reform Bill

The bill passed by a 220-212 vote. Texas Rep. Lance Gooden was the lone Republican to vote in favor of the bill, while two Democrats voted against it. Gooden said later he pressed the wrong button.

March 4, 2021

IL Governor Signs "Anti-Police Bill" into Law

IL Governor Signs "Anti-Police Bill" into Law

While the bill requires body cameras, it does not allow officers to review their own footage before writing a report, which critics say puts them in an impossible position.

February 23, 2021

MO State Senator Wants to Make Doxing Officers a Felony

"[Officers are] not signing up for people to show up at their private residence and intimidate them and their spouse and the rest of their family. That's nothing that our law enforcement officers sign up for," Sen. Luetkemeyer told

December 15, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers' Effort to End Use of Tear Gas Falls Short

Legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have begun a debate on how law enforcement officers in the state will operate and be trained, but the early outcome is that things like the use of tear gas in crowd control will remain in place.

July 24, 2020

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