SB 544 Defines "motorcycle profiling" and creates regulations to eliminate motorcycle profiling
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 2381S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 3/18/2015 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Journal Page: S607
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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SB 544 - This act defines "motorcycle profiling" as the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related accoutrements as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle. This act requires the Department of Public Safety to develop a statewide model training policy by January 1, 2016, designed to eliminate motorcycle profiling from law enforcement. This act also requires the chief law enforcement officer of each state and local law enforcement agency to comply by November 1, 2016, with several measures enumerated in the act to eliminate motorcycle profiling. This act gives the Department of Public Safety authority to inspect state and local agency policies relating to motorcycle profiling to ensure compliance.