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New York Legalizes Marijuana, Expunging Some Convictions

Under the final legislation, New Yorkers will be allowed to possess 3 ounces of marijuana and grow up to three mature pot plants at home, with a limit of six per household.

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Proposed Illinois Legislation Would Require Bachelor Degrees for Police Recruits

Under the proposed legislation, in order to receive a permanent position as a law enforcement officer, probationary police officers must have a bachelor's degree with a major or a minor in social work.

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Could Criminalize Taunting Officers

Under the legislation, anyone who "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" would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 90 days in jail and fines.

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.

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.

GA House Passes Bill Banning the Defunding of Police

The proposal would ban cities and counties from cutting spending on police departments by more than 5% in a year, unless they experience revenue loss.

House Bill Would Expand LEOSA Carry Rights

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Reform Act (H.R. 1210) would allow active and retired law enforcement officials to carry firearms on state, local, and private property otherwise open to the public. It would also allow them to carry firearms in national parks. Further, the bill would allow them to carry in Gun Free School Zones.

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.

Maryland Bill Would End Qualified Immunity for Officers

The bill also raises the cap for damages paid to victims and allows jurisdictions to revoke an officer's pension.

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NV Lawmakers Introduce Bill Allowing Police to Sue People Over Injuries

A bill introduced Thursday in the Nevada Assembly would allow a police officer to sue a member of the public under certain circumstances, including causing an injury to an officer.