SB 1082 Requires law enforcement agencies to prohibit racial profiling practices and report statistics
LR Number:4635S.01I Fiscal Note:4635-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:03/08/00 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Civil & Criminal Journal page:
Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1082 - 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. The Governor may withhold any state funds appropriated to a law enforcement agency that fails to comply with the act.

The act is similar to HB 2056 and SB 1053.