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2022 SB 307: An Act Concerning Prosecutorial Accountability And Priority Given To Cases Prosecuted.

To (1) increase prosecutorial accountability by (A) providing that the Criminal Justice Commission be an autonomous body, (B) requiring biennial performance evaluations of state's attorneys, (C) requiring adoption and implementation of uniform policies, (D) amending training requirements for prosecutors, (E) outlining data upon which state's attorney performance ratings are based, (F) making policies and reports available online, and (G) adding use of force investigations as a category for which case level data is collected, and (2) repeal the requirement that in the investigation and prosecution of crime, priority be given to crimes involving physical violence or the possession of a firearm.

Sponsors

  • Elliott, Josh
  • Simms, Travis
  • Winkler, Michael A.
  • Hughes, Anne M.
  • Hall, Joshua M.
  • Vargas, Edwin
  • Michel, David

Actions

2022-03-03 REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Judiciary
2022-03-04 PUBLIC HEARING 0309
2022-03-31 Joint Favorable Substitute
2022-04-01 FILED WITH LCO
2022-04-11 REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/19/22
2022-04-19 RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2022-04-19 FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2022-04-19 SENATE CALENDAR NUMBER 382
2022-04-19 FILE NO. 519

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