SB 1053 Requires law enforcement agencies to prohibit racial profiling practices and report statistics
LR Number:4627S.11T Fiscal Note:4627-11
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:06/05/00 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:CCS HS SB 1053
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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Current Bill Summary

CCS/HS/SB 1053 - This act requires peace officers to report certain information concerning each stop of a motor vehicle, including the racial identity of the person stopped, the violations alleged, the circumstances surrounding any resulting search and whether any arrest was made. Each law enforcement agency is required to review reports of its officers to determine whether any individual officer is making disproportionate stops of minority groups. If so, the act requires the agency to report the information to the Attorney General.

The Attorney General shall compile the data in an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly, identifying any patterns regarding disproportionate share of stops of minority group members, and making any appropriate recommendations for training and counseling of officers. Each law enforcement agency shall adopt a policy on race-based traffic stops, providing for periodic review and appropriate counseling and training of officers. The Governor may withhold any state funds appropriated to a law enforcement agency that fails to comply with the act. Law enforcement agencies may use federal funds to equip vehicles with a video camera and voice-activated microphones. This portion of the act is similar to HB 2056.

Each city and county may establish a local civilian review board with authority to investigate allegations of misconduct by local law enforcement officers towards the public.