Senate Bill 149 removes the confidentiality clause from the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBOR) and makes police disciplinary records public. This bill also enables the creation of community oversight boards at a state, county, or municipal level with the power to hear and decide police disciplinary matters, gather data about misconduct, provide reports of trends in discipline, make recommendations regarding policy/training, and issue subpoenas.

Sponsors

Sen. Lockman (3), Sen. Pinkney (13), Rep. K. Johnson (5); Sens. Sokola (8), Sturgeon (4), Townsend (11); Reps. Baumbach (23), Bentz (18), Kowalko (25), Lambert (7), Minor-Brown (17), S. Moore (8), Morrison (27), Wilson-Anton (26)

Status

In Committee: Senate Judiciary

Session

151st General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support