SJR 72
Creates provisions relating to law enforcement agencies
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Last Action:
1/25/2024 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
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Effective Date:
Upon Voter Approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 72 - This Constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, provides that all political subdivisions shall have the duty to protect its citizens by providing an adequate number of commissioned peace officers.

Additionally, the Department of Public Safety shall establish a uniform crime reporting system and shall annually determine the most dangerous cities in the state. Each political subdivision in this state shall report their crime statistics. Any political subdivision which fails to do so shall not receive any state funds.

The Department shall then develop a policing plan for those cities which shall determine a minimum number of commissioned peace officers required to be on duty. Such cities shall implement the policing plan within 90 days. If any city fails to implement the policing plan, the Attorney General shall file a petition with the circuit court for injunctive relief or a declaratory judgment.

Finally, any officer of the governing body of the political subdivision, or any other person, who forcibly resists the enforcement of any minimum policing level shall be liable for a penalty of $1,000 for each offense.



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