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2011 Senate Bill 5242: Preventing motorcycle profiling
Introduced by Sen. James Hargrove (Hoquiam) (D) on January 19, 2011
To require law enforcement agencies to adopt a written policy that condemns and prevents motorcycle profiling, review existing procedures, and institute training to address the issue of motorcycle profiling, which means using the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related clothes as a factor in deciding to stop and question, arrest, or search a person or a vehicle without legal basis. (Companion: HB 1333).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 19, 2011
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 4, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. James Hargrove (Hoquiam) (D) on March 5, 2011
Offers a striking amendment to removes the requirement that local law enforcement agencies review and audit their existing procedures regarding the practice of motorcycle profiling, removes the requirement that local law enforcement agencies work with motorcycle groups in their communities to address the issue of motorcycle profiling, clarifies that motorcycle profiling training be addressed in the basic law enforcement academy training and in existing in-service training regarding profiling and modifies the definition of motorcycle profiling.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2011
Passed 48 to 0 in the Senate on March 5, 2011.
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Requries the criminal justice training commission to ensure that issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training and offered to in-service law enforcement officers in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling. This bill also requires local law enforcement agencies to add a statement condemning motorcycle profiling to existing policies regarding profiling.
Received in the House on March 8, 2011
Referred to the House Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee on March 8, 2011
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 24, 2011
Passed 91 to 0 in the House on April 1, 2011.
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To provide that yhe CJTC must ensure that issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training and offered to in-service law enforcement officers. Local law enforcement agencies must add a statement condemning motorcycle profiling to existing policies regarding profiling.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on April 13, 2011
To provide that yhe CJTC must ensure that issues related to motorcycle profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training and offered to in-service law enforcement officers. Local law enforcement agencies must add a statement condemning motorcycle profiling to existing policies regarding profiling.

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