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HB 1451: Community Safety and Criminal Justice

GENERAL BILL by Driskell

Community Safety and Criminal Justice; Provides law enforcement requirements and reports on officer excessive force use; provides public records exemptions do not apply to body camera recordings; provides for civil action against an officer acting under color of law of this state or its political subdivisions for deprivation of rights secured under US & State Constitutions; excludes persons seeking to take enforcement of law into their own hands from provisions protecting use of deadly force; prohibits use of neck restraint; prohibits arrest of person younger than 10; limits no-knock search warrants; requires database of officers found to have committed major misconduct; prohibits hiring of applicant who has committed major misconduct.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/26/2021 House • Filed
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/5/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
4/30/2021 House • Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee