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2020 Senate Bill 945: Add law enforcement response protocols and more to police training
Introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on May 28, 2020
To require prospective Michigan law enforcement officers to receive instruction in de-escalation techniques, “procedural justice," and “mental health resources and support available for law enforcement officers,” plus “implicit bias training." A Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards would have to establish minimum standards in rules due by Sept. 2021. Current law enforcement officers would have to take the training retroactively.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on May 28, 2020
Reported in the Senate on June 4, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 4, 2020
To clarify that the legislature must appropriate money for this or the specified training deadlines would not apply.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2020
To require prospective Michigan law enforcement officers to receive instruction in de-escalation techniques, “procedural justice," and “mental health resources and support available for law enforcement officers,” plus “implicit bias training." A Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards would have to establish minimum standards in rules due by Sept. 2021. Current law enforcement officers would have to take the training retroactively. Going forward, officers would have to take 12 hours of annual continuing education classes in 2022, and at least 24 hours each year starting in 2023.
Received in the House on June 9, 2020
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 9, 2020

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