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2021 House Bill 1054: Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers
Introduced by Rep. Jesse Johnson (Federal Way) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Public Safety Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 22, 2021
Prohibits peace officers from using chokeholds and neck restraints.Prohibits peace officers from using police dogs to arrest or apprehend persons. Prohibits law enforcement agencies from acquiring or using tear gas and certain types of military equipment.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Benton) (R) on February 27, 2021
Provides a definition of "grenade" in the context of "military equipment." Specifies that "grenade" refers to any explosive grenade designed to injure or kill subjects, such as a grenade designed to produce intense heat or fire.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Greg Gilday (Island) (R) on February 27, 2021
Removes silencers from the definition of military equipment, thereby removing the restriction on the acquisition and use of this item by law enforcement agencies as provided in the underlying bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Roger Goodman (KirkLand) (D) on February 27, 2021
Restores the authority for law enforcement agencies to purchase and acquire tear gas. Allows law enforcement agencies to use tear gas in limited circumstances (rather than prohibiting its use for any purpose).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Jenny Graham (Spokane) (R) on February 27, 2021
Modifies the requirement for agencies to adopt policies and procedures to ensure that uniformed peace officers are reasonably identifiable by specifying that the policies and procedures apply to peace officers required to wear class A or B uniforms.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Dan Griffey (Allyn) (R) on February 27, 2021
Modifies the definition of "chokehold" by providing that it means the intentional application of direct pressure to a person's trachea or windpipe for the purpose of restricting another person's airway (rather than meaning any tactic in which direct pressure is applied to a person's trachea or windpipe or any other tactic intended to restrict another person's airway).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 27, 2021
Allows a peace officer to use a chokehold in circumstances where use of deadly force is justifiable under current law (rather than prohibiting the use of a chokehold under any circumstance).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 27, 2021
Emoves silencers, armed helicopters, armed vessels, armed vehicles, armed aircraft, mine resistant ambush protected vehicles, and long range acoustic hailing devices from the definition of "military equipment," thereby removing the restriction on the acquisition and use of those items by law enforcement agencies as provided in the underlying bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 27, 2021
Provides that an officer may seek and a court may issue a no- knock warrant only when the totality of the circumstances are so exigent that granting an advance exception to the knock-and- announce requirement is necessary to preserve life and provide for public safety (rather than prohibiting officers from seeking and courts from issuing no-knock warrants).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (Ferry) (R) on February 27, 2021
With respect to the restriction against a peace officer firing upon a moving vehicle unless necessary to protect against an immediate threat arising from the operator's or passenger's use of a deadly weapon, provides that the vehicle itself does not constitute a deadly weapon unless the operator is using the vehicle as a deadly weapon and no other reasonable means to avoid potential serious harm are immediately available to the officer (rather than providing that the vehicle itself does not constitute a deadly weapon unless extraordinary circumstances apply where it appears the operator is using the vehicle for the purpose of causing serious physical harm to another person and the officer has no other reasonably accessible means to stop the harm).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Clark) (R) on February 27, 2021
Removes the prohibition on the use of police dogs for apprehending and arresting persons. Instead, requires the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) to convene a work to develop a model policy on the training and use of canine teams.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Eric Robertson (Sumner) (R) on February 27, 2021
Removes and replaces the restrictions on vehicular pursuits in the underlying bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2021
Prohibits or restricts certain law enforcement tactics, such as chokeholds and neck restraints; using police dogs to arrest or apprehend persons; acquiring or using tear gas and certain types of military equipment. • Requires law enforcement agencies to adopt policies and procedures to ensure that uniformed peace officers are reasonably identifiable. • Establishes restrictions on vehicular pursuits and firing upon moving vehicles.
Received in the Senate on March 2, 2021
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 2, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 19, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 6, 2021
Adds any offense involving a firearm to the list of offenses when an officer may engage in a vehicular pursuit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on April 6, 2021
Specifies the citizen member on the panel should have a loved one impacted by interaction with a law enforcement canine; removes the requirement that the workgroup consider training curriculum, including the history of race and policing.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on April 6, 2021
Allows the use of tear gas to be authorized by a supervising officer rather than the chief law enforcement officer; eliminates the requirement for a second notice of the intent to use tear gas after the initial notice and an opportunity to comply.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on April 6, 2021
Changes standard for pursuit from probable cause to believe the person has committed or is committing a listed offense to reasonable suspicion that the person has committed or is committing a listed offense prior to engaging in a vehicular pursuit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on April 6, 2021
Authorizes a vehicular pursuit when the officer has reasonable suspicion that a person has committed or is committing reckless driving.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on April 6, 2021
Removes changes in Section 8 regarding search warrants and the requirement to provide notice and purpose when executing a search warrant.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) (R) on April 6, 2021
Removes the prohibition against the use of neck restraints; modifies the definition of neck restraints; requires the CJTC to conduct a study on the use of lateral vascular neck restraints, publish its findings, and include a determination as to whether a lateral vascular neck restraint constitutes deadly force; requires law enforcement policies to be consistent with the determination by the CJTC.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 6, 2021
Removes limitations on the use of neck restraints.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 6, 2021
Restores repeal in Section 9 which repeals RCW regarding model vehicular pursuits policy. Reenacts the RCW and extends deadline for delivery and adoption of model policies.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on April 6, 2021
Limits the use of tear gas during a riot to a riot that occurs inside a correctional, jail, or detention facility; defines barricaded subject and hostage situation; requires each law enforcement agency to compile an inventory of military equipment possessed by the agency and provide the inventory to WASPC no later than November 1, 2021; requires WASPC to summarize inventory information from agencies and submit a report to the legislature and governor no later than December 31, 2021. Adjusts requirements for vehicular pursuits, including: Authorizing a vehicular pursuit when there is probable cause to believe a person has committed an escape or when there is reasonable suspicion a person has committed a driving under the influence offense; requires the person being pursued to pose an imminent threat to the safety of others; adjusts language regarding authorization and consultation of a supervising officer; requires the officer to comply with agency procedures for coordinating with other pursuing officers and jurisdictions; and defines vehicular pursuit.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 6, 2021
Adds hit and run to the list of offenses when an officer may engage in a vehicular pursuit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on April 6, 2021
Allows a law enforcement agency to continue to acquire or use a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle acquired from the military.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on April 6, 2021
Allows a law enforcement agency to continue to acquire and use a long range acoustic hailing device from the military for the purposes of communication.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on April 6, 2021
Adds vehicular assault to the list of offenses when an officer may engage in a vehicular pursuit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 6, 2021
Received in the Senate on April 23, 2021
Received in the House on April 23, 2021

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