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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

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