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SB 944: Statewide Independent Counsel

GENERAL BILL by Thurston

Statewide Independent Counsel; Creating the Statewide Independent Counsel Board in the Department of Legal Affairs; requiring the board to oversee the investigation and prosecution of officer-involved incidents of deadly force; providing board membership requirements; providing that the statewide independent counsel has the sole prosecutorial jurisdiction over officer-involved incidents within this state; requiring the independent counsel to prosecute specified cases upon written request of the Governor or a state attorney; requiring the chief law enforcement officer of a law enforcement agency to notify the board if a law enforcement officer or a correctional officer is involved in an officer-involved incident, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/29/2021 Senate • Filed
    2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 104
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 104
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 944, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/29/2021 at 10:04 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    16.63 Page 2 (pdf)
    776.06 Deadly force by a law enforcement or correctional officer. Page 6 (pdf)

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